Paula Schikkerling, Registered Midwife
I was born and raised in South Africa and immigrated to Canada in 1995. Soon afterwards, I began working as a therapist for young children on the autism spectrum.
In 2004, I trained as a birth and postpartum doula. Since then, while completing degrees at UBC in Women’s Studies and in Midwifery, I have been attending births and spending time supporting families after the arrival of a new baby.
Over the years, I have also had the opportunity to pair my love for travel with my passion for pregnancy, birth and the early postpartum, working in clinics and hospitals in the Philippines, South Africa and Uganda. In Canada, I have had the opportunity to work and learn all over the Lower Mainland, in Victoria and in Sooke.
It is an honour and privilege to work with families during the childbearing year. I look forward to working on this skilled and dynamic team and to meeting all the families in our care.
In my time off work, I practice mindfulness and yoga, love to kayak, cycle and dance - and am a busy auntie to two wonderful little nephews!