Our Students


Emily, Normal Childbearing

My name is Emily, and I am looking forward to meeting everyone at Blue Heron Midwives as a second-year student, and to be serving my hometown community of Waterloo.

My passion for Midwifery began with a degree at Trent University in Biology and Health Sciences before moving on to the working field as a Physician’s Assistant. This position allowed me to develop my passion for helping people to voice their opinions and have choice, especially when it comes to their own body and treatment. I applied this passion to my research in psychology, identifying emotions felt in people with a terminal illness and bringing their healthcare experiences to light in a way that is often ignored due to medicalization. In my mind, this is why Midwifery is so important in the healthcare field, as it gives women the opportunity to be in control and make choices that best suit them and their needs.

Other experiences that I have include working with those who have disabilities and running my own wedding business. When I am not working, I like to spend time in nature; hiking with my dog, paddle boarding, or just hanging around in my hammock.

Maddie – Senior Student 

Hello! My name is Maddie and I am thrilled to be joining Blue Heron Midwives for my
senior year placement. I am in my fourth year of the Midwifery Education Program at
McMaster University and very much look forward to getting to know you and your family
throughout your midwifery care.
Born and raised in Waterloo, I feel privileged to be continuing my education and supporting
clients in a community I hold dear to my heart. Upon entering midwifery, I completed my
undergraduate degree in Biology at Queen’s University. Throughout the midwifery program, I
have had a variety of wonderful clinical placements working with midwives, nurses,
obstetricians, prenatal genetic counsellors and lactation consultants across Ontario. These
placements have complemented and greatly enriched my midwifery education.
In my spare time (and when not in lockdown!) I enjoy spending time with family and friends,
traveling, cooking, going to concerts, enjoying the outdoors and practicing my new hobby of
knitting baby hats!
Thank you so much for including me in your midwifery care and I look forward to meeting you
and learning from my new colleagues.