About Inlet

We are a collaborative, interdisciplinary maternity care practice for the community north of the Fraser (Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, and others who plan to give birth at Royal Columbian Hospital). Our registered midwives provide prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum care to clients and their newborns from early pregnancy through to six weeks postpartum. Our doulas provide experienced and compassionate labour support. Our lactation consultants assist with ensuring that your feeding journey is safe and healthy. And our admin team make your whole journey as smooth as possible!

Collaborative perinatal care

At Inlet Birth, in addition to having access to experienced registered midwives, you will also be cared for by the skilled perinatal registered nurses and lactation consultants who work at our clinic.

Collaborative, interdisciplinary care is accessible, supportive, and has both great client satisfaction rates, and excellent clinical outcomes. See a Canadian Medical Association Journal article about collaborative perinatal care in BC.

Admin Team

Nichola

Medical Office Assistant

More about NIchola

Nichola started with Inlet Community Birth Program in April 2021. She graduated from the Medical Office Assistant Program in 2006.

She previously managed a Physiotherapy Clinic for 4 years but when she saw the opportunity to work with Midwives and babies, she jumped at the chance. Nichola really enjoys spending time with her friends, family and pets.

Samantha

Medical Office Assistant

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Samantha started with Inlet Community Birth Program in November 2022. She graduated from the Medical Office Assistant Program at Douglas College in 2017. She previously was the manager of a busy family practice clinic.

Sam’s free time is spent enjoying family time and chasing her busy toddler.

Sarah

Medical Office Assistant

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Meet Sarah, a dedicated Administrative Assistant at Inlet Community Birth Program. She earned her Medical Office Administration (MOA) degree in 2012, showcasing her commitment to excellence in her field.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Sarah is a loving mother to two children and a cherished dog. Her passion for supporting community well-being extends from her work to her family life, embodying the values of dedication, organization, and compassion in both her professional and personal roles.

Registered Midwives

Dina Ryan Davidson

Registered Midwife
Lactation Consultant

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You are a midwife, assisting at someone else’s birth. Do good without show or fuss. Facilitate what is happening rather than what you think ought to be happening. If you must take the lead, lead so that the mother is helped, yet still free and in charge. When the baby is born, the mother will rightly say: “We did it ourselves!”
~Tao Te Ching

I am thrilled to be one of the founders of Inlet Community Birth Program. My midwifery career is my second one—I was originally educated in the field of journalism, and spent two decades working in publishing.

In 2003, I changed course and began my midwifery education. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery in 2010, and completed the International Midwifery Pre-registration Program (a Canadian bridging program that orients internationally trained midwives to Canadian practise) in 2012. It was a long haul, but rather like a long labour, the results have been worth the effort. I love my work.

I was born and raised in British Columbia, and have lived in the Tri-Cities area for most of my life. I am also a mother to five six(!), and I am blessed with a partner who supports my career in innumerable ways. When I am not at work, I am parenting, practising yoga, cycling, walking my dog, reading, knitting, and travelling.

Lindsay Brimblecombe

Registered Midwife

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One day in the early nineties, I heard a radio interview about the Midwifery Task Force, a group lobbying for the legalization and provincial funding of midwifery and midwifery training. The key principles of midwifery care that were discussed during the interview fit so well with my personal values that I knew I needed more information. The more I looked into midwifery, the more I knew I’d found my calling.

I was part of the first graduating class from UBC’s Bachelor of Midwifery Degree Program in April 2005, and trained at a variety of placements, including Prince George, Campbell River, and BC Women’s Hospital in Vancouver.

I’ve always chosen jobs and training that support people to take ownership of their own experiences. My previous education includes certification in American Sign Language, Working with Youth in Community Settings, Doula Training, and Health and Fitness Studies. This diverse training has been invaluable. I especially enjoyed running a Community Kitchens program, and working in recreation with children and at-risk youth.

Within midwifery, I enjoy being a preceptor for UBC midwifery students. I also instruct: Fetal Health Surveillance, Neonatal Resuscitation, and ALARM (Advances in Labour and Risk Management – an Emergency Skills program). I value ongoing professional development and have attended training for Indigenous Cultural Competence, Breastfeeding Counselling, Contraception Management and C-Section Surgical Assist Program.

I believe that pregnancy and birth can be normal and extraordinary at the same time; a belief reaffirmed when I had twin daughters in 2009. I also think that, when given adequate information, a woman will have the tools to make the decisions that are right for her and her family. I endeavour to support a woman to feel involved and respected in her care and I appreciate the opportunity to work with you.

Shannon Oliver

Registered Midwife

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In all cultures, the midwife’s place is on the threshold of life, where intense human emotions – fear, hope, longing, triumph, and incredible physical power – enable a new human being to emerge.

~Sheila Kitzinger

My path to midwifery evolved through experiences in my own life.  I have degrees in both Psychology and Physical Therapy.  Since 2003 I have been an orthopaedic physiotherapist in private practice with a special interest in the pelvis and pelvic floor rehabilitation.  After having my own children, my practice evolved into treating many pre and postnatal women and their pregnancy and postpartum related physical concerns. 

I have a wonderful family including my husband and 3 children.  My own birth

experiences were faced with many challenges, through which I came to recognize the needs of women for support and advocacy through this transitional time of their lives.  I realized that I wanted to not only be involved in the physical rehabilitative process, but that I wanted to be involved in all aspects of maternity care.

 

I feel honored to have shared in the experiences of the women and their families that I have already had the privilege of being involved with, and look forward to sharing many more special times new families that I will encounter.

Tamara Nahhas

Registered Midwife

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Ask me for strength and I will  lend not only my hand, but also my heart.
~ Unknown

Pregnancy, birth and new motherhood are life-changing events in the life of any woman. My philosophy is to guard the normalcy and sanctity of this amazing time in women’s lives. I strive to empower women and their families by providing the information and support they need to make the best decisions for their care and maintain a state of health for them and their babies.  

Before becoming a midwife, I trained as a Doula through Douglas College and supported women as a volunteer through the Vancouver Health Department for a number of years. I was also an active member in the Midwifery Task Force, a grassroots organization of consumers of midwifery care. Our mission was to raise public awareness and lobby the government to regulate and fund midwifery care as part of the healthcare system. I served as editor for both the Midwifery Task Force Journal and The Aspiring Midwife.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Midwifery from the University of British Columbia in 2007. Through my education and experience, I have gained an appreciation for both the art and science of midwifery. I founded Beautiful Babies Midwifery in order to serve the families of the Tri-cities area. The days when new babies arrive are the most wonderful days in the world. I feel extremely honoured to be part of such a special time in the lives of women and their families.

I am the mother of three children, all born with the help of midwives!  

Vanessa Hiroti

Registered Midwife

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I dreamt of being a midwife. Not a childhood dream made manifest, but a dream born of experience and inspiration. My journey into midwifery began with the birth of my third child and I am thrilled to be able to give back to my community by supporting people building their own families, in their own unique ways.

I was born and raised in Vancouver’s lower mainland. I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology from UBC and a past life dabbling in biotechnology and research. I am a parent to four teenagers, have a supportive partner and a larger than life Great Dane puppy, currently turning our house upside down.

When I’m not working, I can be found digging in the garden, hiking or curled up with a good book and a cup of tea. I have recently learned to sail and have been enjoying time with my family exploring some of BC’s rugged coastline.

I love working as part of the talented and caring team at Inlet Community Birth Program and am grateful for the opportunity and privilege of caring for birthing families.

Krista Hamblin

Registered Midwife

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I bring with me my warmth, sense of humour, and expertise into every prenatal visit, birth, and postpartum visit that I attend. I have had the honour of meeting hundreds of families and attending hundreds of births and I strive to remember that this is not my experience, not my moment, but that of the families making these extraordinary changes.

Each baby is a miracle, a wonder of science and something that defies explanation altogether. I am absolutely awed by the profoundness of new life, the individuality of each baby and their parents, the uniqueness of each pregnancy and birth, the depth of each loss, and the change in family dynamics that each babe brings. I am grateful for this calling and the opportunity to use my skills to support people during this special time in their lives.

Jenna Morgan Cramer

Registered Midwife
Lactation Consultant

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Midwifery chose me, and for this my life is forever enriched. I have known since I was 8 years old that I wanted to be a midwife. The capacity to carry life and the immense power of the body’s ability to birth, is a continuous inspiration.

I am a South African trained Nurse and Midwife and have had the opportunity to work in high volume environments where I completed a Masters in Advanced Midwifery and Neonatology Science. A special interest in postpartum care surfaced after the birth of my treasured daughter. This led me to complete my certification in lactation (SACLC and IBCLC) and forms part of my extra offerings to families in care.

We recently moved to beautiful British Columbia where I completed the Internationally Educated Midwives Bridging Program through UBC and successfully registered as a Midwife in B.C. I am really enjoying providing care to families in the Tricities and so enjoy the collaborative nature Inlet Community Birth Program offers families as well as the balance for me as a practitioner. I so look forward to holding space for you and your family during this truly transformative experience.

Like mother… Like midwife ~Susan Joan King, the late South African midwife

Dana Stekolin

Registered Midwife

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Growing up a daughter to a nurse-midwife, the art of catching babies has always fascinated me. I volunteered as a doula before graduating from the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University in 2018 where I completed placements in both rural and urban settings. I also have a background in Global Women’s Health and Aboriginal Studies. Being fluent in English, Russian, and Hebrew has given me the privilege to connect with people of different backgrounds, and to help enrich the care they receive.

It is a core belief and a passion of mine to provide people with choices to ensure their care is personalized and caters to their unique needs. I believe that every story is sacred, and it is an honour for me to share a part in it. I am looking forward to being welcomed into your journey and taking part in your holistic care at Inlet Community Birth Program.

Clare McNamee-Annett

Registered Midwife

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I am thrilled to have joined Inlet Community Birth Program. I grew up in the lower mainland on the unceded ancestral land of the Tsawwassen, Musqueam and other Coast Salish people.

Before midwifery, I was a volunteer doula with the Doula Service Association and the Youth Pregnancy and Parenting Program.

I graduated with honours from the Midwifery Education Program at Toronto Metropolitan University and, before working with Inlet, worked at Haven Midwifery, serving families in Surrey with privileges at Surrey Memorial Hospital and Peace Arch Hospital.

I have also worked as a lifeguard and educator with the City of Vancouver, the City of Burnaby, the City of Surrey, and the Surrey School District.

As a midwife, I love supporting families, connecting with the community, working with stellar colleagues and continuing lifelong learning. I believe in providing trauma-informed health care that is safe and inclusive to BIPOC and LGBTQ+ families. I’m excited to meet you!

Natacha Schinas

Registered Midwife (on parental leave)

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During my Bachelor’s of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, I acquired an interest in holistic health care, social justice and public policy. After completing a 6-month internship in Ecuador, I felt motivated to pursue medical training that would allow me to work directly with patients. My sister was pregnant with her first child and it was she who introduced me to the midwifery profession. I had never heard of midwives before then and I was very excited to find a philosophy of care that aligned with my personal values.

I completed my midwifery training in 2018 at McMaster University and began to work in the Lower Mainland. I am thrilled to return to the Tri-Cities and provide midwifery care in my home community. What matters most to me in my work is that individuals are given the opportunity to be informed participants in their care plan. I am grateful to walk alongside you during this important time.

For non-English speakers, I also speak French, Spanish and Greek. I hope to improve my German this year!

Lauren Ushock

Registered Midwife

More about Lauren

TBD

Naseem Zarinkob

Registered Midwife

More about Naseem

TBD

Jen Gagnon (Locum)

Registered Midwife
Perinatal Mental Health Counsellor

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Hello, clients of Inlet Community Birth Program! I’ve had the pleasure of intermittently working at Inlet since its inception.

I’ve been a midwife for 24 years, 13 in the US as a certified nurse midwife and 11 in BC. I received my bachelors and masters in nursing from a university in Cleveland, Ohio, and did the Ontario bridging program in 2012.

While I call the lower mainland of BC my home, I have enjoyed locuming elsewhere in BC for the past seven years. I value my experience of working in many different models of midwifery, and it helps me professionally to learn different ways of working. Returning to Inlet and Royal Columbian always feels like coming home.

That said, YOU are at the centre of our work. I look forward to meeting you and am excited to help you on your journey!

Doulas

Eleanor Greenhow

Doula

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I have always been fascinated with birth and the postpartum period. It wasn’t until after watching the documentary “The Business of Being Born” when I was 10 years old that I began falling in love with the idea of supporting births individually. At age 11 I was invited to witness my cousin’s entrance to the world. That experience solidified my passion for supporting birth, and it has only grown since that day! Being trusted to capture stories and support families as they welcome a new life into theirs is the greatest privilege.

Outside of supporting families and taking a million pictures, I love being at home watching a good crime documentary. Or spending time with my family and close friends, usually chatting about life over a strong cup of coffee.

I would love to meet and chat over a coffee or tea with you about capturing your story!

Jill Colpitts

Doula Coordinator

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I have a passion for supporting families through pregnancy, birth, and the early postpartum period. This passion was ignited when I attended my first birth in May, 2007. Soon afterward, I took both the birth and postpartum doula courses at Douglas College. Over the past 14 years I have continued to learn, engage, and update my education through many different pathways.

As the Doula Coordinator for the Inlet Community Birth Program it is my role to match program participants with a great doula, and to train and support the doulas to offer the best care possible. I draw from many years of attending births and actively engaging the doula community to ensure that the doula program has a positive impact on clients, doulas, and the Inlet care team alike.

Outside of my own doula work and coordinating at Inlet, you can find me teaching CPR and first aid to parents and the people that care for them through Safe Beginnings First Aid, which I co-own with my sister Holly.

My husband and I have two school aged children, and in my spare time I love to drag them along on hikes with our dog, Sunny.

Satomi Kuronuma

Doula

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A good laugh is sunshine in a house. ~William Makepeace Thackeray

I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, and undertook my undergraduate study in Tokyo. Before I immigrated to Australia in 2005, I worked in the Japanese Government. After my migration, I have worked for several international corporations in Australia. In 2016, I immigrated to Canada with my family.

I am very welcome to support multicultural and different background families. I have 3 children. The first baby was born in a hospital in Western Australia.  The second and third babies are twins. They were born in a hospital in Canada.  First and second birth experiences were not smooth at all. Also, information was not enough for every situation. Therefore, I have understood that information, advice, and continual support by a professional person are important for a pregnant and a new mother.

Lastly, my goal is to provide the new baby and parents with a welcoming multicultural and pleasant environment to learn, work and participate. Also, I always welcome you to discuss with me your dream birthing plan and make less stress on your mind.

Samantha Sama

Doula

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My passion for birth work was born and nourished by the memory of my grandmother, who was also a doula. I grew up hearing nothing but stories of admiration from anyone who had known her. Her kindness and compassion changed many people’s lives. I strive daily to have the impact that she had on those around her. Being part of the process of bringing families together and making them whole brings her a sense of fulfillment and joy that makes it all worth the effort. I hope to bring back the intimacy of the whole birthing process, to make sure that the bond between mother and child is as strong as could be.

When Samantha is not attending births or working with her postpartum clients, she enjoys tending to her sourdough loaves, working with her amazing nanny family, or enjoying the great outdoors.

Stacy Windt

Doula

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I am originally from South Africa and have been travelling the globe for the last 14 years, I have lived in Holland, Belgium, New York and now, have happily called BC my home for the last 7 years.

My very first birth was 13 years ago, on a dairy farm in Holland (yes, it was a calf) but it has sparked so many questions, fueled so many interests, research and studies. Since then I have attended many more births (both animal and human) and my love for seeing new life emerge has only grown.

I took a Birth Doula course and it has opened so many doors for me. Being part of the Greater Vancouver birth community and meeting all the strong and amazing people that do this work has really shown me where my passions lie.

In my spare time, I love experimenting with new herbs and creating my own blends of loose leaf tea, finding the perfect ingredients for each individual need.

I LOVE all things CATS (I have 2 “chunky” white cats that love cuddles), all things COFFEE (weird for someone who makes tea, I guess?) and all things BIRTH.

I believe that no birthing person should have to birth alone and that each and every one of us is a goddess within and deserves to be loved, respected and supported always. I also believe that a kind, knowledgeable Birth Team can set you up for success.

Serena Fairweather

Doula

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Becoming a Birth Keeper has become one of my greatest honors. Holding space in a gentle, heart-centered and nurturing way is how I assist to empower others. Allowing you to trust your inner knowing and be vulnerable in a safe environment while encouraging you every step of the way.

Working as a Holistic Practitioner I’ve been able to tune into the needs of others helping them facilitate their own healing through unconditional support. I am a Body Work Therapist who graduated from the Vancouver School of Healing Arts, a Certified Holistic Aromatherapist, Womb Healing Practitioner and a Birth & Postpartum Doula.

With my endless desire for knowledge I’ve continued to expand my practice by learning new modalities to help educate myself and others around me. I believe birth should be celebrated as a ceremony and is an important rite of passage; initiating a person in their power. Offering a full spectrum of services to my clients, I am able to provide them with the care and support they deserve during their journey.

Lexi Vass

Doula

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I have always had a mothering, caring instinct about me. Even as a child, where there was an infant, there I was. As I grew those instincts continued. I was always making sure people were okay and taken care of.

As I found myself graduating from High School, I merged this with my love of sport and attended Douglas College, graduating from the Sport Science Diploma Program. With this Diploma, I worked and volunteered in the field of athletics as an Athletic Trainer for 13 years. I specialized in head and spinal injuries, and was blessed to be with one team for my full career, while also having the pleasure of experiencing other teams, sports organizations, volunteer opportunities and job opportunities. It was an amazing and fulfilling career that I sadly had to say goodbye too as other passions were calling.

My loves were overlapping and a decision needed to be made. At this time, I had been honoured by a volunteer position at a local Hospital in their NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). I was blessed with a position called an Infant Cuddler, or Cuddler for short. This position led me to completing my Doula education during the first part of COVID-19 shut down in Spring of 2020. I love what I do. And I have always loved what I do.

I have my Birth & Labor Doula Training through Doula Canada, 5 years experience of being a Postpartum Doula, Safe Beginnings First Aid & CPR Certificate, Car Seat Safety Technician Certification and experience with NG Tube Feeding. I am passionate about informed consent and being knowledgeable about your options. This is your birth. I am fully committed to supporting you make your birth experience exactly how you vision it.

Marta Gaita

Doula

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As long as I can remember I have always known that I wanted to work with pregnant people. Being one of eight children in a Portuguese family ensured that I have always been around children. I was born at home in Portugal surrounded by women and I took such pride in knowing that so when I became pregnant with my first it was an easy decision to have a home birth myself. With the help of my husband and a wonderful midwife I had the most magical and beautiful delivery in the comforts of my own home where I was in complete control.

My husband and I went on to have two more home births and completed our family with a cesarean. The same midwife was present for all four deliveries and although they were all very different I still ended up with four beautiful healthy babies. Our children are all grown up and I want to see to it that pregnant people have the same opportunity to be in control and informed so that they too can have the experience I did. With four kids and a French bulldog life is always an adventure and I couldn’t be happier.

Maria Tirado

Doula

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I have felt the call to birthwork for a long time. However, it wasn’t until about 4 years ago that I uncovered the deep calling that led me to the doula path. As an immigrant, seeing friends going through this transformational process alone, made me realize how much support is lacking for new families. I consider myself a very empathetic person with powerful yet calm energy, and this is something that helps me connect better with my clients while understanding and supporting their needs.

I was fascinated every time my mother and grandmother shared their birth stories, from this I learnt the importance of honouring and respecting the natural cycles of life, understanding birth as a natural physiologic event and providing a safe and empowering environment to support the birthing process.

I was born and raised in Spain and moved to Vancouver in 2016. I studied a Bachelor’s in Education (School Counseling) in Malaga University, and upon graduation I started working with children of all ages. My background includes working as a behaviour interventionist, teacher and nanny. During my free-time I like hanging out with friends, spending time in the mountains, trying new sports or cooking and enjoying food with my loved ones. I also enjoy reading and learning new things from other people.

Joann Christensen

Doula

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Being a mother of three has always been part of my core identity, and being a doula is an extension of motherhood to me. As a mother of three I have roughly twenty years of prenatal and infant care experience. My passion for pregnancy, birth and postpartum started well before having my own children, and only grew after having them. Being a doula has always been a dream of mine, and so I am proud of all of my hard work to get here and make my dreams a reality. Prior to this fulfilling journey I managed a local family run Baby Retail Store. So, I too have an abundance of knowledge when it comes to baby gear and car seats. Car seat safety is another strong passion of mine, providing helpful and lifesaving information is so important to me. And because it is, I have become a nationally certified car seat technician as well.

I know each pregnancy and birth experience is unique, but no matter what your journey, my goal is to prepare, empower and educate you during this momentous time in your life. Having that one-on-one support can be so invaluable. Knowing someone has your back can make all the difference in the world. I’m here to facilitate the birth you desire and the birth you envision. Allow me to be there for you in whatever capacity you need.

When I’m not attending births, or postpartum visits, I enjoy spending time with my husband, children. Fun fact about me, I am a BIG Disneyland nerd!

Shelley Stewart

Doula

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Hi, I’m Shelley and I am a mom to two adult kids that I adore and I love adventuring life with my hubby. I have experienced tons, have learned even more and make adventure a priority.

I’ve worked with young children and their parents at my daycare for 3 decades. Along my journey, I’ve realized the strong connection between mothers and their babies and how the pregnant person’s wellness impacts that of their off-spring. For years, I’ve researched and have taken courses & workshops on young children; their physical & mental development, the why’s of behaviours and so much more that lead me to birth work. The before, during and after; it’s a package deal.

Becoming a doula is very special to my heart. I truly feel that pregnancy, birth, surviving the 4th trimester and then navigating early parenthood requires the power of knowledge and a village. I’m here to help!

Rheja McRae

Doula

More about Rheja

TBD

Lactation Consultants

Dina Ryan Davidson

Registered Midwife
Lactation Consultant

More about Dina

You are a midwife, assisting at someone else’s birth. Do good without show or fuss. Facilitate what is happening rather than what you think ought to be happening. If you must take the lead, lead so that the mother is helped, yet still free and in charge. When the baby is born, the mother will rightly say: “We did it ourselves!”
~Tao Te Ching

I am thrilled to be one of the founders of Inlet Community Birth Program. My midwifery career is my second one—I was originally educated at Ryerson University in the field of journalism, and spent two decades working in publishing as a writer and editor.

In 2003, I changed course and began my midwifery education with the Midwives College of Utah. My clinical training sites included a birth centre in El Paso, Texas; a midwifery practice in New Westminster, BC; a remote health centre in Fort Smith, NT; and a hospital-based midwifery practice in Thunder Bay, ON. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery in 2010, and completed the International Midwifery Pre-registration Program (a Canadian bridging program that orients internationally trained midwives to Canadian practise) in 2012. It’s been a long haul, but rather like a long labour, the results have been worth the effort. I love my work.

I was born and raised in British Columbia, and have lived in the Tri-Cities area for most of my life. I am also a mother to five, and I am blessed with a partner who supports my career in innumerable ways. When I am not at work, I am parenting, practising yoga, cycling, kickboxing, reading, knitting, and travelling.

Judith Ogden

Registered Nurse
Lactation Consultant

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I am a Registered Nurse with 18 years of perinatal experience at Royal Columbian Hospital, working both in Maternity and Labour and Delivery. I obtained my IBCLC in 2015 and did some casual Lactation Consultant work on the Maternity ward until I started a permanant part-time position in 2017. I love working with families, and helping mothers and babies get off to a successful start.

With the move to increasingly early discharge from hospital, I am so excited to be part of the Inlet Community Birth Program which provides an opportunity for closer follow-up with families that may be struggling as they transition home. I feel privileged to work with such great professionals both in the hospital and now in the Community. My role is to support and provide education, guidance and encouragement through the early days and to help families reach their goals.

I am a mother of 2 adult daughters and, in my spare time, I love to travel, paint and spend time in nature.

Jenna Morgan Cramer

Registered Midwife
Lactation Consultant

More about Jenna

Midwifery chose me, and for this my life is forever enriched. I have known since I was 8 years old that I wanted to be a midwife. The capacity to carry life and the immense power of the body’s ability to birth, is a continuous inspiration.

I am a South African trained Nurse and Midwife and have had the opportunity to work in high volume environments where I completed a Masters in Advanced Midwifery and Neonatology Science. A special interest in postpartum care surfaced after the birth of my treasured daughter. This led me to complete my certification in lactation (SACLC and IBCLC) and forms part of my extra offerings to families in care.

We recently moved to beautiful British Columbia where I completed the Internationally Educated Midwives Bridging Program through UBC and successfully registered as a Midwife in B.C. I am really enjoying providing care to families in the Tricities and so enjoy the collaborative nature Inlet Community Birth Program offers families as well as the balance for me as a practitioner. I so look forward to holding space for you and your family during this truly transformative experience.

Like mother… Like midwife ~Susan Joan King, the late South African midwife

Inlet Community Birth Program rests on the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this territory.

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Our differences are what make our communities vibrant, our relationships worthwhile, and our family lives more fulfilling. All Are Welcome at Inlet Community Birth Program.