LINDSAY BRIMBLECOMBE, RM
One day in the early nineties, I heard a radio interview about the Midwifery Task Force, a group lobbying for the legalization and provincial funding of midwifery and midwifery training. The key principles of midwifery care that were discussed during the interview fit so well with my personal values that I knew I needed more information. The more I looked into midwifery, the more I knew I’d found my calling.
I was part of the first graduating class from UBC’s Bachelor of Midwifery Degree Program in April 2005, and trained at a variety of placements, including Prince George, Campbell River, and BC Women’s Hospital in Vancouver.
I’ve always chosen jobs and training that support people to take ownership of their own experiences. My previous education includes certification in American Sign Language, Working with Youth in Community Settings, Doula Training, and Health and Fitness Studies. This diverse training has been invaluable. I especially enjoyed running a Community Kitchens program, and working in recreation with children and at-risk youth.
Within midwifery, I enjoy being a preceptor for UBC midwifery students. I also instruct: Fetal Health Surveillance, Neonatal Resuscitation, and ALARM (Advances in Labour and Risk Management – an Emergency Skills program). I value ongoing professional development and have attended training for Indigenous Cultural Competence, Breastfeeding Counselling, and Contraception Management.
I believe that pregnancy and birth can be normal and extraordinary at the same time; a belief reaffirmed when I had twin daughters in 2009. I also think that, when given adequate information, a woman will have the tools to make the decisions that are right for her and her family. I endeavour to support a woman to feel involved and respected in her care and I appreciate the opportunity to work with you.
NICOLE SEGUIN, RM
My journey in becoming a midwife started in 1995 and prior to joining Harmony Midwives, I practiced in Toronto, Vancouver, and Maple Ridge.
I believe birth is one of the most powerful, life changing events a woman experiences and it is an honour to be included in that experience. One of the most enjoyable parts of my job is when I can help to make that experience a wonderful one for all involved. I believe strongly in the model of informed choice decision-making and feel my job is to empower you with knowledge and choices about your care.
I am a graduate of the Ryerson University Midwifery Education Program and am an experienced prenatal educator and breastfeeding specialist. In my full-time practice in Ontario, prior to moving to BC I worked largely with women new to Canada and women facing a variety of other challenges in their lives.
Before becoming a midwife I worked as a Community Health Worker for over 10 years with the Regent Park Community Health Centre located in Toronto. My work focused on working with families around issues of poverty, housing, food and income access. Midwifery became a natural extension of my desire to work with women, respect their voices and choices, and work in the health care field.
I am mom to two amazing kids, Cory and Molly. Both were born into the caring hands of midwives and my birth experiences with them strengthened my desire to become a midwife. My first child was born at home, the second in the hospital. My personal and professional experience is extensive and I look forward to sharing it with you as your midwife.
HELEN WANG, RM
My interest in midwifery began when I sought midwifery care for my first pregnancy. After personally experiencing and witnessing midwifery care, from the initial consultation to the final 6-week visit, I was convinced.
I completed my midwifery training at University of British Columbia where I had the opportunity to work with and learn from midwives, physicians and other health care providers in various communities. Prior to midwifery, I received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University with a certificate in Health and Fitness.
Outside of being a midwife, I spend most of my time finding ways to keep my two energetic boys busy. Occasionally, you might find me on a rock climbing wall trying to conquer a new route.
I am delighted to be joining the wonderful midwives here at Harmony Midwives. To the families receiving midwifery care: I am so grateful to be part of your pregnancy and birth experience, thank you for sharing your journey with me.