Angela Reitsma is a Registered Midwife, an Instructor for the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University and Head of Midwifery Service at St. Joseph's Healthcare. She has been working in Hamilton since 2007. She was educated in midwifery at McMaster University following a degree in Health Studies from the University of Waterloo (2003). Her interest in midwifery research led her to complete a Master of Science from McMaster University in Clinical Epidemiology (2012). Other professional activities that Angela has been involved in include teaching midwifery students both on clinical placements and in the classroom. She has had the opportunity to present her clinical research at several conferences. Angela enjoys working with women and their families and getting to know them throughout their pregnancies and births. She has two children of her own, and in her spare time, she enjoys camping, cycling, and fixing up her hous
Georgia Tsouluhas is a Registered Midwife and has been working in Hamilton since 2005. Georgia holds a degree in Psychology from Dalhousie University, Halifax (1993) and went on to study midwifery at the University of Leeds, UK (2000). Georgia worked as a midwife in England prior to completing the International Midwifery Pre-registration Program at Ryerson University in Toronto to become certified as a midwife in Ontario. She is a member of the Maternal Quality of Care Committee and the Maternal & Infant's Quality Council at St. Joseph's Healthcare. Around the clinic, we know Georgia as a very committed midwife who is always on top of the latest research evidence. We also love her sense of humour. Outside of work, Georgia enjoys traveling to spend time with her extended family in Toronto, Halifax, and Greece. She likes to run and has participated in the "Around the Bay" road race.
Sylvia Miedinger is a Registered Midwife and has worked in Hamilton since 2005. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Toxicology from the University of Guelph (1992) and a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Midwifery) from Ryerson University, Toronto (2005). Sylvia is involved in several professional activities at St. Joseph's Healthcare including membership on the Family Medicine Maternal Newborn Quality Assurance Committee. Sylvia is an instructor of the Canadian Pediatric Society's Neonatal Resuscitation Program and the Association of Ontario Midwives Emergency Skills Workshop. Sylvia loves providing compassionate care to women and their families, and has done so here at home, and in far flung locations such as Bali, Indonesia and Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. Her own daughters were born into the hands of midwives. In her spare time, Sylvia enjoys yoga, camping and hiking, music, travel, and accidental gardening.
Katrienne (Katie) Walton is a Registered Midwife and has been working in Hamilton since 2007. She studied midwifery at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario and graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences (2007). Her own son was born just a couple of weeks after finishing her degree! In 2011, Katie was a founding coordinator of Footsteps for Change, a community event and fundraiser that takes place in the spring and brings together current and past midwifery clients in support of maternal health globally. Katie is also a member of the Maternal Quality of Care Committee at St. Joseph's Healthcare and is a clinical preceptor for midwifery students of all levels. Katie lived in many different Canadian cities before settling in Hamilton and is fluent in French. As a midwife, Katie is known for knowing just what to say to help women through labour, and a couple of us have nicknamed Katie "the labour whisperer"!
Tonya MacDonald is a Registered Midwife and has practiced midwifery since 2004. She left her home province of Quebec and life as a secondary school teacher to complete her degree in midwifery at McMaster University. Tonya also holds a BSc (Anatomy), DiplEd (Sciences), and a Master's degree in Public Health (Health Promotion and Global Health) from the University of Toronto (2013). Tonya is a Master Lecturer in the Midwifery Education Program at Laurentian University in Sudbury. She is also a Maternal Child Health Team Volunteer for the SJH-International Outreach Program at Centre Médical Beraca, Port-de-Paix, Haiti. Tonya practices midwifery because she loves the privilege of being a part of a woman's journey of pregnancy, birth and motherhood, and appreciates that each and every experience is unique and beautiful in its own way. We appreciate working with Tonya because of her cheerful attitude (day and night) and her obvious love of birth. In her spare time, Tonya enjoys being active, camping in Selkirk, eating out in Old Montreal or hiking in Haiti. She loves adventure and learning, especially with her children!
Sarah Bradley is originally from England, where she trained to be a Midwife and worked for three years as a hospital-based midwife prior to moving to Canada with her two children in 2007. After completing the International Midwifery Pre-Registration Program, she has been practicing in Hamilton, where she holds hospital privileges at both Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Josephs Healthcare Hamilton. Within both hospitals she has established strong working relationships with providers from the Midwifery, Obstetric and Family Medicine departments and is a member of the Neonatal Quality of Care Committee at St. Joseph's Healthcare. In the broader Hamilton community, she is committed to providing compassionate and high quality maternal-child healthcare to vulnerable populations through her involvement as a volunteer Midwife with the Shelter Health Network team. She is a regular preceptor to Midwifery students and enjoys teaching and participating in the growth of Midwifery. In her free time, Sarah enjoys walking her dogs at the local conservation areas.
Chantal is a Registered Midwife with Mountain Midwifery Care. She graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Midwifery) in 2014 and has been practicing midwifery in Hamilton since then. Chantal is originally from Manitoba and her first language is French. Prior to becoming a midwife, Chantal was a board member for the Manitoba Association of Childbirth and Family Education, a non-profit organization that aims to educate women and families about birthing and parenting. Through this organization she became certified as a Doula (2005), and completed the WHO/UNICEF Lactation Management Course for Healthcare Professionals (2007). She was also involved in the planning of a birth centre in Winnipeg. Chantal is dedicated to promoting midwifery and caring for women and infants. Over the past three years she has been a guest speaker for the Health and Wellness program at Mohawk College and has given several presentations to young students on pregnancy and caring for newborn infants. She now lives with her husband and three daughters in Dundas where they enjoy spending time outdoors, especially hiking and biking the trails around the valley.
Katie joined Mountain Midwifery Care in the summer of 2018. Katie is from Northern Ontario and completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Laurentian University in 2014. She practised as a nurse for brief time before starting the Midwifery Education Program. She moved to Hamilton in 2017 to finish her senior placement with us at Mountain Midwifery Care, and we are pleased to say that we’ve convinced her to stay. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, learning to crochet, and exploring Hamilton.
Kristi is a Registered Midwife and joined Mountain Midwifery Care in 2018. She has worked as a midwife in Hamilton since graduating from the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University in 2011. Prior to her midwifery degree, Kristi completed a graduate degree in psychology and worked in the areas of mental health, disability, women’s health, and criminal justice. Kristi is a preceptor to midwifery students and is a member of the Family Medicine Maternal/Neonatal Quality Care Committee at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Kristi lives with her spouse and daughter in Hamilton, and enjoys reading, writing, and singing in a small choir.
Lauren McEachern is a registered Midwife who joined Mountain Midwifery Care in 2018. She completed her midwifery training at McMaster University in 2013 after completing a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph in 2006. Lauren began her career in Toronto with hospital privileges at St. Michael’s Hospital and The Toronto Birth Centre and moved back to Hamilton following the birth of her second daughter. Lauren is a member of the Neonatal Quality of Care Committee at St. Joseph’s Healthcare and enjoys work as a preceptor through the midwifery education program. In her spare time, you are likely to find Lauren trying to fit in some exercise or playing in the backyard with her two young daughters.
Sunny became a part of the MMC team as a senior student in 2018 and is thrilled to join the team as a registered midwife. A lifelong interest in pregnancy and birth led Sunny to the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster. Prior to entering the program she studied Social Sciences with a focus on Women’s Studies at McMaster.
Sunny taught yoga for 5 years and enjoys integrating her knowledge of the benefits of yoga, meditation and breath work into the care she provides. She loves how unique and transformative the experience of pregnancy and birth is, and feels blessed to play a small role in this journey for so many families. Sunny’s interests extend far beyond midwifery. She loves rock climbing, yoga, bread making, coffee, travelling and playing with her dog, Gord.
She owes a great deal of gratitude to her partner and family, without whom she could not be the midwife she strives to be.
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Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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