Where I grew up in Canada, midwifery was virtually non-existent. Once exposed to midwifery, I knew it was my vocation. My passion and fervour intensified from seeing the lack of choices and support women were given. I studied homebirth midwifery in Canada and became a qualified Labour Doula before relocating to Tauranga to marry a Kiwi and complete my training. As a midwife, I work with a small number of women to allow me to provide individualised, dedicated care, while also leaving time to raise my own, young family. I believe the period around birth sets a foundation for the child and also for the woman and family unit. I want to partner with women to have a healthy and positive birth and postnatal experience for their child's sake. This experience can also bring healing, empowerment and freedom to the woman's body and soul, and I strive to honour, support, and protect women during this time. I count it a privilege to be welcomed into the intimate and unique season the time of birth is to a family.