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Welcome to Coast Midwifery North Shore – a unique practice specializing in personal care, limited numbers of patients and a high degree of continuity of care.

Pregnancy, labour and birth are a normal healthy and joyous event that occur within the life of a family. These, together with postpartum care are the focus of midwifery practice.

Women’s experience of labour and birth is greatly enhanced when they are supported by a well known care provider. Time spent together assessing the pre-natal health of both expectant mother and baby allows for personal relationships to develop built on trust and communication.

About Aleka

Midwife, Aleka Stobo, graduated from the UBC Faculty of Medicine, Midwifery Education Program, in 2007 where she enjoyed a comprehensive education, learning from midwives, obstetricians, pediatricians and family doctors both in the hospital setting and attending homebirths. This included an international placement in the Netherlands, with a rural midwifery practice.

Aleka was introduced to the north shore in her final year as a UBC Midwifery student in 2006. She loved the community and the hospital and has worked here ever since, delivering hundreds of babies and caring for many North Shore families.

Aleka has been a board member of both the Midwives Association of BC and the College of Midwives of BC. She has been involved in forming the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives (NACM) under the umbrella of the Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM). Aleka has also represented CAM and NACM at international events meeting with midwives from around the globe. My passion for midwifery began when I chose this model of healthcare for the birth of my own daughter.

Aleka and her husband have a grown-up daughter who was delivered by a midwife. It was through this experience that Aleka became interested in midwifery as a career and her passion was sparked.

About Jocelyn

Jocelyn was born in BC to adventurous parents who moved her all over the world as a child. Growing up in Southeast Asia and South America, she developed a deep respect for diverse cultural identities and world views. She also learned fluent Spanish. These experiences led her to return to Canada to study history and anthropology in university.

Jocelyn learned about midwifery when she was looking for a care provider for her first pregnancy. The individualized care she received from midwives for the birth of her son, and her daughter two years later, sparked a passion for childbirth that led her to pursue midwifery as a career. She is a graduate of UBC’s Midwifery Education Program.

Jocelyn has always considered the North Shore and its mountains to be her home. After helping people give birth in hospitals and homes across BC and in Uganda, Jocelyn is thrilled to be joining Aleka in her home community.

Our Mission At Coast Midwifery

It is our mission to provide an exceptional midwifery service tailored for each individual mother, paralleled with a continuity of care that enhances and enriches the childbirth experience.