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About Crystal Herie

 

 3rd Year UBC Midwifery Student 

 

To the families of Birth Partnership Victoria;

Thank you for sharing your pregnancy and childbirth experiences with me, giving me the invaluable opportunity to learn and grow as a midwife. I feel overwhelmed with gratitude to be involved in your midwifery care. As a third-year student this is my third placement in a clinical setting. I look forward to offering the pillars of midwifery care that attracted me to the profession, such as advocacy, informed choice, and continuity of care.

As an island girl myself, I have lived, worked, played, and raised my family in Sooke since 2005. For my second year of the program I had Uta Herold as my preceptor and was back in my home community at Sooke Midwifery.  From September till the end of November this year I was placed in Errington with Christine Weldon caring for families from Port Alberni, Qualicum Beach, Parksville, and Nanaimo. I feel beyond privileged to have learned from the midwives at Sooke Midwifery and Errington Midwives along with the wonderful women and families who they serve. 

My midwifery path started many moons ago. My Mother worked alongside a midwife in Alberta while going to university for nursing in the early 1990’s. I was fascinated by her work and loved to sneak upstairs in the wee hours of the morning when she’d arrive back home to chat with her about the birth. Shortly after the birth of my Son in 2009 I began working as a doula in and around Sooke. I was involved in the start-up of the Sooke breastfeeding support group, and hosted the Sooke positive birth group for over a year prior to starting the midwifery program.  

I am excited to be placed with Jane Baker from January to March of 2019 and look forward to meeting you soon.

 

Take care, 

Crystal Herie