* A big thank you to Pam England and her book Ancient Maps for Modern Book for the activities and ideas suggested here. Most people have a picture in mind of how they think labor will go, and how they themselves will cope with labor. Picturing yourself coping in labor while you are pregnant is […]Read more »
If you’re looking for a midwife in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, or East Maple Ridge Thrive Midwifery will provide wholehearted care for your transformative journey into parenthood.
Thrive Midwifery is available for ALL types of births: Medicated/unmedicated, vaginal birth/vbac/giving birth by cesarean.
You can deliver at home OR the hospital!
By choosing a midwife you will receive care during your pregnancy, birth, and 6 weeks postpartum. If you have MSP midwifery care is FREE!
I encourage parents to discover their own path and to experience the journey of parenthood with mindfulness and self-compassion. I feel that my role as a midwife is to help families discover their own inner resources and strength. I see my role as guide, not as decision maker. I believe that childbirth preparation is not just about preparing oneself for labour, but also about preparing oneself for the changes of identity and roles that the pregnancy and birth bring. I honour the entirety of your experience.
Wholehearted care for your transformative journey into parenthood!
Thrive Midwifery is not just about meeting the basic needs for you and your family, it is also about thriving, about growing vigorously, about being nourished in just the right way for you and your baby to be all that you can be. We recognize that the childbearing journey can be challenging, but when we feel connected, we build resilience to face those challenges.
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“Entering my journey into motherhood lead me to Carolyn. She was knowledgeable, caring and exuded such calming and nurturing energy. She was very unbiased when giving me my informed decisions. She helped change the way I viewed birth, that it wasn’t this set in stone event and that it varied from woman to woman. The care I received leading up to delivery was fantastic.”
“From the moment I met Carolyn, I sensed I was in very capable hands. Throughout our check-ins during my pregnancy, she held herself with confidence, gentleness and authenticity. She consistently affirmed my intuition, and my ability to decide what is best for myself and for my baby.”
More than just medical articles that discuss gestational diabetes, genetic screening, GBS etc., this page is also a resource for you if you are also interested in exploring how the childbearing journey is influencing you in a more internal way or if you are interested in even using your childbearing journey as a way of learning more about yourself.