Every month the Midwives Association of BC (MABC) honours practicing midwives for their extraordinary contributions to current issues facing the profession and serves to introduce the public to a broad spectrum of midwives working in our province.
BC Midwife of the Month, October: Cora Beitel
posted on October 6, 2017
MABC is pleased to present Cora Beitel as our October Midwife of the Month for their dedication to advancing inclusive midwifery care for LGBTQIA2S families in BC. Beitel is a founding member of the Strathcona Midwifery Collective in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. They co-facilitate and organize the Queer and Trans Pregnancy and Parenting Group – a monthly group that provides support, resources and community dialogue for queer and trans folks on the parenting journey – and have been advocating for safer pregnancy and birth care for the trans and queer community through presentations, committees, and policy development. Beitel is also a parent of two, a partner, a knitter, a weightlifter, and an avid community gardener. Please read our complete interview here.
BC Midwives of the Month, March & April: Marijke de Zwager, Lauren Redman, Kayley Redgers & Tia Felix
posted on March 22, 2017
Tia Felix, Baby Ronan, Kayley Redgers, Lauren Redman, Marijke de Zwager & Baby Shay
MABC is pleased to present Marijke de Zwager, Lauren Redman, Kayley Redgers & Tia Felix as our March & April Midwives of the Month for providing exceptional care to Indigenous youth and underserved communities facing barriers to care. Marijke, Lauren, Kayley and student midwife Tia all work together at Strathcona Midwifery Collective and the Urban Native Youth Association. Marijke, Tia and Lauren are active members of MABC's Committee for Indigenous Birthing lead by Evelyn George. Learn more about these social justice-minded midwives and the communities they serve through our conversation—it's a long and fascinating one so you might want to make a pot of tea and get comfortable! Read the complete article here.