Yarra, who was once a student midwife at Plum, will be providing locum coverage for March 2018. We are pleased to welcome her back!
My path as a midwife began in 1998 when I attended a friend’s home birth with some of BC’s first Registered Midwives. Graduating from the UBC Midwifery Education Program in 2009, I worked in full-time clinical practice in Vancouver until giving birth to my own daughter in 2017. I continue to be to be awed by the strength of women and inspired by the creation of a family that occurs with the birth of a new baby.
I have been in full-time clinical practice in Vancouver since 2009, as well as providing occasional locum support in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. During this time I have worked out of many different hospital settings, ranging from small health centres to BC Women’s Hospital in Vancouver. In addition to working out of various hospital settings, I have worked with many families planning a home birth, averaging 35-50% of my caseload. The clinical care that I provide is client-centered care, with an emphasis on providing and supporting informed choices.
In 2008 I had the opportunity to work at Plum as a student midwife. Having grown up in the Comox Valley, I am excited to have returned home, and I look forward to serving this community as a locum midwife. When I’m not busy being a midwife, I can be found at the Farmer’s Market, in my own garden, crafting something, or on a local beach or mountain.