Midwifery

Alison Kroes

TEAM Poppy

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Thank you for welcoming me to be part of your care team! I am committed to fostering relationships that value partnership, mutual participation, and compassionate care.

 

I use the pronouns she/her/hers. I grew up near Stratford, Ontario on what is Anishinabewaki, Attiwonderonk and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation territory.

 

I have spent much of my life straddling the world of biomedical science and natural medicine. Rather than dissonance, this has given me an open-minded and holistic view of human health which I strive to share with others. I value evidence based information as well as traditional knowledge and community based healthcare and look forward to encouraging and supporting many individualized approaches to health and wellness.

 

Prior to midwifery, I studied Health Sciences at Carleton. Throughout my post-secondary experience, I have worked in research labs as well as completed an undergraduate research thesis. I have been involved in the development of on-campus anti-sexual violence policies as well as delivering anti-sexual violence education and survivor-centered peer-support. My engagement with survivors of violence inspires me to strive towards providing trauma-informed care to everyone I work with.

 

While completing my midwifery education in Ontario, I had the opportunity to work with clients and practitioners everywhere from the backroads of rural Southern Ontario to the bustling streets of downtown Toronto and Ottawa. I’m thrilled to be moving West and continuing to explore new cities and engage with new experiences!

 

When not catching babies, you can find me biking and hiking around Vancouver and surrounding areas! I enjoy visiting my family at my childhood home farm and find comfort in nature. I love being creative through music, food and art.