Brianne Luscombe

For me, midwifery is about watching people grow, supporting couples to become families, and people to become moms or parents. I love informed choice and discussing options with clients. I believe labour takes strength and trust; trust that your body knows what to do and the strength to let go.  Midwifery is the balance between helping you trust your body and knowing when to intervene to assist you.  I believe to trust your body or have the strength to make tough decisions, you need to understand your options with information.

My previous career was massage therapy which led me to do prenatal and postpartum massage therapy, where I eventually became a doula. I attended school for Bachelor of Health Science in Midwifery at Laurentian University in Ontario and graduated in 2019.

I am the mother of three girls and my husband is a military member.  We love the outdoors and reading.  I have a love for mountains, rock climbing, biking and being active.  I look forward to summers  camping, hiking, bike rides and lots of book reading. 

I love midwifery, I love learning each person’s wishes, I love feeling bellies, and I love listening to every fetal heartbeat.  I really love seeing the strength of pregnant people and couples as they become a family.

Lauren Kitchener

My passion for midwifery care came from listening to stories of people who had given birth and felt that the experience was not the empowering one they had hoped for. I was in school studying acupuncture at the time and felt a calling to midwifery that I could not ignore. While completing my Midwifery Degree at Mount Royal University I was shown time and time again that I had made the right decision. It is truly an honor to be able to work in this profession and provide families with informed choice and options for their birth. I value our role in providing support and continuity of care throughout the entire pregnancy, from prenatal health through to the postpartum. I have a particular interest in infant feeding and supporting that component of your journey however that may look for you.

I grew up in Northern Ontario and completed my first degree in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario. I danced contemporary and ballet, pursued a passion for scuba diving, skied and spent many years riding dressage with my family horses. After graduating from Western University, I moved to Vancouver Island where I studied Acupuncture. I am very grateful to have a basic understanding of Eastern Medicine philosophies, however I felt something was missing and decided to pursue my dream of becoming a midwife. I am passionate about continuing my education and advancing my knowledge and skills while practicing. I feel my background has helped me tremendously in this career and I look forward to helping you and your family safely incorporate complementary therapies into your pregnancy journey if this is of interest to you. I want to help ensure that your journey is focused on your values and goals and that you feel confident and supported in your decision-making.

Through my education at Mount Royal University I had the opportunity to have placements in Edmonton and Medicine Hat. I am very excited to be working with the wonderful team at Cardinal Community Midwives and to continue working in the Edmonton community. I look forward to working with you during this transformative chapter of your life!

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