Before deciding to be a midwife I completed a degree in International Development at the University of Guelph. I loved my time in Guelph but I knew I was seeking work that was more hands-on and more interpersonal. Midwifery is my calling. I love that it creates a space within our healthcare system for people to have control over the decisions and plans made. I am so excited to dedicate my work to making birth an empowering experience for all the women I work with and, to witness the creation of families in a positive way. During my first exposure to midwifery I learned it is very important to listen carefully as the birthing person already knows what they need from midwifery care.
In my free time, I love to bike, camp, swim, knit, cook and travel. I have had the opportunity to live all over the country from Ontario to as far north as Whitehorse. I am so excited to be learning from the midwives and mothers at Blue Heron!
My name is Krista, and I am a second year Midwifery student at McMaster University. Prior to finding my way to midwifery I completed a degree in kinesiology also from McMaster.
Before starting this program, I worked as a kinesiologist in a few different settings, but I’ve always been drawn to reproductive health. Having my youngest children with midwives solidified my drive to pursue this adventure
My spouse, our three kids, our German Shepherd, and I live in Guelph. We spend our summers on bikes and camping and in the garden and our winters largely snuggled inside watching movies and playing board games. My hobbies include baking, sewing and going on long runs with my dog.
I grew up in Elmira and lived in Waterloo for a few years following my first degree. I am excited to be returning to this community and getting to know you over the next few months.