I am excited to start Queen Mary Midwifery!
I trained as a Registered Nurse and a Registered Midwife in Ghana, West Africa where I was born and raised. I have a total of 32 years work experience. My passion for Midwifery has its origin from my mother who practiced as an Independent Midwife for over 30 years. I had the privilege to work alongside my mother and also worked diligently in various hospitals in Ghana. In November 2000, I left the country to take up a new nursing appointment in the United Kingdom.
I have two adult girls. Both girls were delivered in Ghana with the gentle hands of midwives. In 2002, my family and I relocated to Saskatchewan, Canada where I worked as a Registered Nurse at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon until March 2008. This is when I successfully completed the Multi-Jurisdictional Midwifery Project (MMBP) at the University of British Columbia, for qualified midwives trained outside of Canada.
I returned to Saskatchewan after the program and moved to the neighbouring city of Regina where I became the first full time practicing Midwife in the city. As the first practicing midwife, I had the responsibility to educate the health region staff about the role of the midwife. I actively helped organize workshops and gave presentation to the various care providers who are involved with women and children’s health.
My other immediate responsibility was to directly supervise and mentor newly recruited midwives. I was also involved in different committees to help with effective integration of midwifery services in Regina. In addition, I worked directly with the Saskatchewan College of Midwives as a Professional Conduct Committee member, along with my involvement in developing the Continuing Competency program for midwives in Saskatchewan. My involvement in various committees has helped me greatly in providing competent and collaborative care to my clients.
While completing my bridging program, I fell in love with BC. So in 2015 I moved here as a member of the Midwives Association of British Columbia and worked with Ostara Midwifery for two years. I then joined Haven Midwifery until September 2018 when I started Queen Mary Midwifery as a solo midwife.
I love to travel and enjoy challenging myself with new experiences. I also enjoy working with diverse groups of people. I believe that community-based midwifery care should be accessible to all expectant mothers. I also believe the ultimate choice between hospital and home birth should be the prerogative of the mother.
We are accepting postpartum clients
I have always been enamoured with pregnancy, birth, and new life. Even as a young girl on a farm I never missed a single birth. It wasn't until my second pregnancy though that I learned about the wonders of midwifery care - and it was then that I began to dream of becoming a midwife myself.
In the years that followed, I spent six years in the Middle East while my husband pursued his own education, and my five years as a doula partly overlapped with that time period. Then the amazing birth of my 3rd baby solidified for me how important it was to be well-prepared and equipped for birth and to have the best support possible - it was around that time that I determined that I needed to pursue midwifery.
In 2018 I started in the UBC Midwifery program which is a combination of class time and practicum, and in April 2022 I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery and joined the practice of Bridget Mensah, my dear mentor.
My favourite parts of midwifery are helping educate birthers who want a natural birth, and helping dyads (the mom/baby unit) have the most successful and positive breastfeeding experience possible.
Even if we don’t have room to take you on for your pregnancy, we would love to see you for postpartum care.
And to those of you I will never meet, I warmly wish you all the best in your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum journey!
There are no wrong questions when it comes to the care of your child. So for any questions you may have, please feel free to contact us!