Who Are We?
Registered Midwives are governed by the College of Midwives of Ontario. We are certified in Adult CPR and Neonatal Resuscitation, and we have privileges at Guelph General Hospital and Groves Memorial Community Hospital. Our practice standards and protocols are in accordance with all formal requirements. We would be pleased to refer you to clients we have worked with if you would like references.
Basak Ardalani graduated with a B.Sc. in Midwifery from the Department of Medicine at Azad University in Tehran, Iran in 1990. Following two years of supervised practice, she received both her Midwifery License and Midwifery Clinic Permit in 1992. She practiced as a professional midwife in hospitals and homes at over 400 deliveries from 1990 to 1998. After immigrating to Canada in 1998, Basak successfully completed the Prior Learning Assessment Program of the College of Midwives of Ontario in 1999 and was registered in June 2000. Since June 2000 she has worked with Guelph Midwives and has attended over 200 births both as a primary and secondary midwife. Basak is a member of the Breastfeeding Coalition of Guelph and the Maternal Newborn Coordinating Committee of Wellington County.
graduated from midwifery school in Heerlen, the Netherlands, in 1993.
She worked in both solo and group practices, attending both home and hospital
births. Gabrielle immigrated to Canada in 1995 and now lives in Elora.
She became eligible for Ontario registration through the Prior Learning
Assessment programme of the College of Midwives of Ontario, and was registered
in June 1997. She has attended over 800 births. Gabrielle is the Liaison
Midwife at Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Fergus.
graduated from the University of Guelph in 1981 with a degree in Women's
Studies. She completed a three-year apprenticeship in 1991 and provided
primary midwifery care in Ontario and Ohio until legislation in 1994.
She has been practicing midwifery in the Guelph area for 16 years. Leslie
has successfully completed the Prior Learning Assessment programme of
the College of Midwives of Ontario and was registered in August 1997.
Leslie is a member of the Breastfeeding Coalition of Guelph and the Maternal
Newborn Coordinating Committee of Wellington County. She is the past Chief
of Midwifery at Guelph General Hospital, and an auditor for the College of Midwives.
joined the practice in 2002 as our practice administrator. She has worked
at both ends of the life spectrum, first as a doula in private practice
and then as a palliative care worker with Hospice Wellington. Julia is a former client of Guelph Midwives and the mother of three wonderful
,our administrative assistant, has been with Guelph Midwives since 2003 and is the proud mother of 4 teenagers.
We are a group practice and care for clients as a team. In this way we can offer continuity for our clients while helping to assure that the midwives at your birth are well rested and have the opportunity to enjoy their families as well! We try to ensure that you have adequate opportunity to get to know all persons who may attend your birth.
In the unlikely event
of multiple simultaneous births, or to help cover occasional holiday periods,
we presently have various arrangements with area midwives from surrounding
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