Jessica Ross-Howkins, Registered Midwife
I was searching for my purpose for a long time when out of the blue a colleague from the Funeral Home where I worked (of all places), asked whether I had ever considered becoming a midwife. I didn’t even know what a midwife was at the time, but by that afternoon I knew I had found my calling!
Born in Langley BC, I was raised in North Hatley, a small town in the beautiful Eastern Townships of Quebec. My mum worked as an equine veterinarian, and I grew up with a strong connection to nature and to the animals she cared for.
What draws me to midwifery care is its respect for physiologic birth and informed choice. I am also in awe of the transformation that is pregnancy and birth, and there is nothing quite like witnessing a person harness their love and strength in labour to welcome their baby into this world.
I am a graduate of the UBC Midwifery Program, and I have cared for families across the province including in Port Coquitlam, Prince George, Nanaimo, Port Hardy, and Vancouver. My work as a midwife is also informed by my experience as a pro-bono doula supporting new immigrant families here in Vancouver.
I am committed to providing safe and individualized care that responds to your goals and the evolving needs of your pregnancy. Thank you for choosing to come to Bloom Community Midwives. It is a privilege to do this work and to be on this life-changing journey with you.