Cher’s passion for health care started at a young age. Her grandfather was an obstetrician for 35 years in Calgary, and her father followed in his footsteps also becoming a physician. Growing up in a medical family she often thought she would follow the same path because she loved hearing their stories and wanted a career where she could help and be with people.
Part way through her first university degree, she took time off to go to YWAM and travel. One of her trips took her to Honduras to work in a hospital as a doula. It was there that she caught her first baby, and realized that she didn’t want to just catch babies, she also wanted to support families through the labour and postpartum journey. It was then she realized she wanted to be a midwife, the best career for her to provide continuity of care to families throughout their childbearing journey.
Cher received her Bachelor of Midwifery from Mount Royal University in 2018, where she was blessed to meet her Professor and now practice partner Mary. Together they share the same philosophy of pregnancy and birth, and have created a practice that supports families through this amazing journey. They have done many births together and Cher continues to be amazed at how unique and special each birth is. She feels like it is such a privilege to be a part of each family’s care and is honoured to be one of the first people to welcome each baby into the world.
When Cher isn’t working as a midwife, you can find her spending time with the love of her life Karl, her family, friends and her fur baby Izze. Cher enjoys entertaining and has a knack for pairing wine with meals, a talent she shares with her dad. She loves to be outside and enjoys activities such as horseback riding, hiking, waterskiing, snowshoeing, and travelling the world. After a busy week, or on a cold winter evening, Cher can be found curled up under a blanket with a good book and a cup of tea.