We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we provide care is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (TsleilWaututh) Nations.

 

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ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Lisa Sutherland Registered Midwife, IBCLC & Clinic Founder

I was drawn to Midwifery for its family and baby centered approach to pregnancy and birth, along with its commitment to wellness and preventative health care. The care I received throughout my pregnancies and births will forever be a reminder to me of the value of having this wonderful model of care. Along with being a midwife I am a board certified lactaton consultant (IBCLC) and the founder of Bloom Midwives and Bloom Breastfeeding Center. I am a member of the Saint Paul's Hospital Breastfeeding Committee and a Clinical Faculty member of the University of British Columbia. I am also a board member of the Midwives Association of BC and chair both the Finance Committee and the Birth Center Committee.

 

Prior to becoming a midwife, I lived in Victoria where I received a degree in Women's Studies and Sociology. Following that I worked as a project manager at a non-profit society focused on urban health, food access, and organic agriculture. While working there I had the opportunity to partner with a range of organizations including pregnancy outreach programs, transitional housing projects, community center groups, and diabetes prevention programs. During that time I trained as a doula and as a breastfeeding counsellor. Over the years, I have volunteered at a crisis line, at a planned parenthood clinic, and for a number of grassroots organizations working toward social and environmental change. I also have years of experience working with children - teaching ESL, dance, drama, art, gymnastics, and supporting children with autism to reach their full potential.

 

I am passionate about providing supportive and compassionate care with the goal of helping to make pregnancy and birth powerful and rewarding experiences.  

 

I will be on leave from Midwifery practice beginning in August.  However, I look forward to continuing to nurture Bloom in the role of Managing Partner.

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