Sarah Carey RM
Sarah joined our practice in 2006 upon graduating from the McMaster University Midwifery Education Programme. Sarah loves the spontaneity and unpredictability of working as a midwife and is happy to be practicing in her hometown. Sarah and her family have lived in Guelph for over 15 years and her commitment to this community is full hearted. She enjoys travel in her off-call time and has been to many exotic places -and plans to visit many more. She is an avid mountain biker and loves yoga. Sarah has a passion for homebirths and is passionate about providing women’s health issues. Sarah looks forward to many years of catching babies in this quickly growing and diverse community.
Nadine Duhil-Enns RM
My career as a midwife started in France, my home country. I graduated from the Midwifery Education Programme in 1986 and spent the following 6 years working in a tertiary hospital. Before immigrating to Canada, I explored new horizons in Africa and spent 3 years working and visiting many amazing countries. I moved to Canada in 1995 and completed a Prior Learning and Experience Assessment in order to be registered in Ontario. Upon successful registration with the College of Midwives, 2 other midwives and myself started Family Midwifery Care of Guelph in 1998. I have since enjoyed participating in the growth and changes within the practice. My own experiences of labour and birth completed my education and my husband and I have 3 lovely children. Pregnancy, birth and the development of a family never cease to amaze and delight me. I feel privileged to be a part of my client’s stories and I look forward to helping you and your family to receive the most rewarding and fulfilling experience possible.
Faye Stoter RM
I joined Family Midwifery Care in July 2001 after completing the Midwifery Education Programme at McMaster University. Before completing my midwifery degree, I received my degree in nursing from McMaster. I have a long-standing interest in midwifery and well-woman care, both locally and abroad. In 2014, I completed my Masters of Science in Global Health. I was privileged to live and travel in Europe and India as part of these studies. I have also done midwifery work in Zambia and Nicaragua. I appreciate and look forward to meeting the diverse needs and preferences of women and their families. When I’m not working as a midwife, I enjoy spending time with my family, developing my gardening skills and tending my chickens.
Isabelle Gelineau RM
I am quite excited to work with the women of this beautiful city, and have found Guelph to be a lovely place to call home since 2008 (with a brief exodus to Vancouver in early 2015).
I completed the Midwifery Education Program at Ryerson University in Toronto in 2008 and I also have a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University in French Literature and Linguistics. I have enjoyed taking post degree courses in Women’s Studies and Sociology of Health. Prior to being a midwife, I worked for almost 10 years supporting individuals with developmental and physical disabilities and also volunteered as a birth companion for young women living in difficult situations.
For me, being a midwife is a true source of joy as I get to share in all the beauty, mystery and awe that pregnancy and birth bring into a client’s life. I enjoy witnessing the journey of that family. Clients continue to amaze me and I find this work deeply satisfying. I love the diversity of my everyday and value the meaningful relationships with people, the client centred care I get to provide, and the many opportunities for professional development & learning.
I am a CPR instructor with the Heart and Stroke Foundation and enjoy teaching health care providers as well as the general public. I am happy to provide care in English and/or French.
Megan Lehman RM
I grew up in Oshawa, Ontario and moved to Hamilton in 2003 to begin my Bachelor of Health Sciences degree at McMaster University. It was during my time there that I discovered the world of midwifery and decided to pursue it as a career. While in the Midwifery Education Programme at McMaster University, I completed placements in Palmerston, Hamilton, and most recently Guelph. My other passions include sports and the arts. In 2007, I finished my Performer’s ARCT from the Royal Conservatory of Music in piano and have also served as accompanist for the Hamilton Police Female Choir for three seasons. I continue to be an avid supporter of the arts in both Guelph and Hamilton. I am very excited to have completed my training and to be returning to Family Midwifery Care to embark on a new chapter. I look forward to meeting and working with you.
Rebecca Carson RM
I joined Family Midwifery Care after completing the Midwifery Education Programme at McMaster in 2004. Before becoming a midwife, I completed a degree in Biology and Native Studies at Trent University, and made Peterborough my home for several years. I enjoyed working as a park naturalist and for the Ministry of Natural Resources, but I found I was still dreaming of becoming a midwife. I followed my heart to become a midwife, and I love sharing in the experience of pregnancy, birth and parenting with the families of Guelph and Centre Wellington. I love this vibrant community and the fact that I get to see “my” babies around town!
Heather Corscadden RM
I grew up in Scarborough, Ontario, and in 1992 I moved to Guelph to study International Development and Women’s Studies. Afterwards, I was eager to find work in which I could both use my hands and strongly believe in. Life, doing what it does best, nudged me towards becoming a midwife. In 1999, I decided to see if midwifery was a good fit for me and enrolled in an excellent applied-midwifery program in El Paso, Texas. I was instantly taken with it and upon my return to Ontario, I began the Midwifery Education Program at Ryerson University in 2000. Midwifery is satisfying for me because it incorporates what I feel to be important feminist philosophies with teaching, continuing education, practical skills and close, personal relationships. Since 2005, I have been working as a full-time midwife and I have never looked back. I love that each day is different and I feel truly grateful to have such an excellent job. One day I aspire to pursue my interest in global women’s health by combining my love of travel with my love of midwifery.
Debbi Hansen-Lange RM
I’m a Graduate of the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University. Originally, I grew up on an isolated homestead in Northern Alberta and progressively moved to larger and lager cities including Calgary, where I received a BA in Behavioural Sciences in 2003 and ran a youth housing program for homeless teens at the Canadian Red Cross. I moved to Hong Kong after being bit by wanderlust. I was in Hong Kong for 4 years where I taught ESL in a local kindergarten and was happy to build long term relationships with my students and their families.
During my time in Hong Kong, I had an extremely positive experience with my midwife which lead me to the path of midwifery. I made the leap to return to Canada and start my studies to become a midwife.
I’m supported by my wonderful family. When I’m not working, I like to relax with knitting and embroidery.
I am delighted to care for families in Guelph, a perfectly sized city.
Jerren Helwig RM
My name is Jerren Helwig and I am happy to be working with Family Midwifery Care.
I completed the International Pre Registration Program from Ryerson University and completed a three- month clerkship with Markham Stouffville Midwives in 2010. Then, I enjoyed serving families in York and Durham Region while at Uxbridge Community midwives 2011-2013.
Prior to moving to Canada in 2009, I practiced in the United States in the Midwest States as a Certified Professional Midwife attending homebirths since 2000. My specialty was waterbirths. I enjoyed being a community midwife and I look forward to being involved with this community as well. I feel privileged to be able to provide care in both hospital and home settings.
I have an awesome, supportive family including my four children, who I birthed at home (3 in water!). My favourite part of midwifery is participating, through providing information and encouragement, in the transformation of women through childbirth and breastfeeding.
I am current with my registration with the College of Midwives of Ontario and with all required certifications: CPR, NRP and Emergency Skills. I follow the guidelines established by the College of Midwives and attend conferences and workshops to keep current with the latest research and events related to the profession of midwifery. I look forward to serving you and your family on your journey through pregnancy and beyond.
Martha Aitkin RM
Currently on Leave but will join this team in July 2018. I am very happy to have returned to Family Midwifery Care in 2014 after several years of traveling and practicing midwifery in other parts of Canada including northern Manitoba, Nunavut and Nunavik. I graduated from Ryerson’s midwifery education program in 1996 and, together with two other midwives, started Family Midwifery Care in 1998. Currently I am enjoying part-time practice while I work on a Master’s in Education and enjoy both classroom and online teaching and tutoring of midwifery students enrolled at Ryerson. I have 3 lovely adult daughters and one sweet granddaughter. I remain committed to the provision of gentle, safe and compassionate care to the clients I have the honour of attending as well as to their beautiful babies. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, hiking, swimming, yoga and reading..
Carol Bennett RM
Carol first came to Guelph in 1984 to complete her Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics. She fell in love with the city and has made it her home ever since. Her interest in midwifery was sparked by her own experiences of pregnancy and birth under the care of a midwife. She worked as an environmental scientist and toxicologist before entering the Midwifery Education Programme at McMaster University. Carol also taught prenatal classes in Guelph for over 11 years. She has worked with midwifery clinics in Cambridge, St. Jacobs, Guelph and Belize, Central America. Carol is delighted to be working with Family Midwifery Care and looks forward to sharing this time with you.
Heike Berger RM
I came to midwifery via a meandering path exploring my passion for women’s health. Along the way, I completed a degree in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph, worked in population health with the Public Health Agency of Canada, volunteered at a birth centre in Guatemala and as a doula in Edmonton. After completing the Midwifery Education Program at Laurentian Univeristy in 2010, I was thrilled to join the team at Family Midwifery Care. I love working as a midwife and am constantly humbled by birth. It is a privilege to share in your journey.
Galya Sipos RM
I am thrilled to be joining the FMC team to serve this community I love so much. I have chosen the path of midwifery to combine the essential elements of evidence-based medicine with compassionate, woman-centred care. I graduated from the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University and also have an Honours Biology degree from the University of Guelph. During my studies, I apprenticed with midwives, nurses and ob/gyns, as well as with lactation consultants, social workers, and many other wise women along my path. I am blessed with a toddler who was born at home, and I enjoy dancing, growing food, and supporting local community projects. I am grateful to the midwives who have mentored me, and the families that welcomed me into their care as a student midwife. I look forward to being part of this special experience for you and your family.