Charlotte Grant, Registered Midwife, BA
My desire to become a midwife was inspired by a passion for social justice, a dedication to reproductive rights, and a commitment to client-centred pregnancy and birth care.
Prior to pursuing midwifery, I completed a degree in Honours Anthropology and Anthropological Archaeology from UBC. Studying anthropology provided me an opportunity to explore my fascination with human cultures and global issues. Alongside my passion for archaeology, I began delving into the body of research surrounding anthropology and birth, and learning more about the care that midwives offer. It was actually at an archaeological field school that I made the exciting decision to apply for the UBC Midwifery Program, when my colleagues pointed out that even in the middle of a dig, I couldn’t seem to stop talking about midwifery!
During my time in the UBC Midwifery Program, I had the privilege of training with midwives and doctors in New Westminster, Vancouver, Nelson, as well as in the communities of Hoima and Masaka in Uganda during a 6-week global health placement. I am constantly amazed by the strength of families as they embark on their unique journeys through pregnancy, birth, and parenthood, and I am honoured to be a part of your experience.
When I’m not catching babies, you can find me baking a loaf of sourdough bread, cooking, doing jigsaw puzzles, drinking way too much Earl Grey, snuggling my kitty (O’Malley), or outdoors on a run, hike, or bike ride.