Meet our Registered Midwives

Jenny Emerson, RM

Being a midwife is everything I’ve ever wished to be- a facilitator of healthy, thriving families with an emphasis on women’s health.  I strive to support women in carrying and birthing their babies with integrity and empowerment.  Service, creativity and compassion are three values I highly regard. How perfect it is to find myself as a Registered Midwife – a profession I believe upholds these values. 

 

I completed my Midwifery training with UBC, Faculty of Medicine in 2015. Clinical practicums took me to work with women in Vancouver, Victoria, a rural community in Uganda and Kelowna. After graduation, I settled into practicing Midwifery in Kelowna for just over a year, but the coast called me home. I have been practicing at Richmond Hospital since 2016.

I am excited and fortunate to have the opportunity to continue to serve  women in my community.  I look forward to meeting and working with you all!

 

 

Jillian Simon, RM IBCLC

I decided to become a registered midwife after I experienced midwifery care as a mother.  I was amazed at how my midwives supported and empowered me in my journey to motherhood.  I feel that every woman deserves the opportunity to make informed choices about her pregnancy and birth. 

 

I studied midwifery in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC.  I have been working in the Richmond and Delta areas since I graduated.  I recently completed board certification for Lactation Consultation  with IBLCE and also completed specialized certification to be the surgical assist at cesarean sections.

Breastfeeding support is one of my areas of interest and experience.  I enjoy helping new moms as they navigate the exciting and sometimes challenging early days with a new baby and recognize the importance of postnatal support for breastfeeding to be successful.   

I’ve been living and raising my family in Richmond since 2003. I’m so pleased to be working with women and families in my own community. 

Crystal Childs, RM
Alix Bacon, RM

My journey to midwifery started on a wandering trail through the natural world. As a child, I witnessed many lambs and calves being born on my father’s farm. This instilled amazement and wonder at the incredible entry into the world we all make. Later, this wonder was further cultivated through adventures and apprenticeships with herbalists and healers. Eventually, this led to the world of birth.

 

In 2003, I graduated  from the Midwifery Education Program, at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. I have worked in Winnipeg Manitoba, Kelowna, Salt Spring Island and remote Fort Smith in the Northwest Territories. 

My favourite part of being a midwife is witnessing people make informed and empowered decisions about their own health and pregnancy. And, that first newborn cry: that part is pretty awesome!

When not midwifing, I enjoy hiking, camping, gardening and wild-crafting herb walks with my husband and our two life-loving sons.   

  

I graduated from the UBC Midwifery education Program Midwifery in 2012. I have been serving families in Richmond and Delta ever since.  Prior to midwifery I worked as a sexual health educator. 

 

My favourite part of midwifery is when clients return in their subsequent pregnancies and the babies I've caught assist me with belly checks. I am also drawn to midwifery are advocacy, policy and teaching.

 

I practice Midwifery part time to allow me to fulfill the role of President of the Midwives Association of BC and Vice President of the Canadian Association of Midwives.

 

I am a part of the Clinical Faculty at UBC and have worked in midwifery education and association strengthening in East Africa through UBC's Students for Global Citizenship and the UNFPA-CAM Strengthening Midwifery Services in South Sudan project. 

 

When not catching babies I enjoy dance offs with my son Juba, kayaking and hosting vegan dinner parties.