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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.

alekastoboAleka 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 Caroline

Midwife, Caroline grew up in rural Ontario and was exposed to birth at a young age having spent most of her childhood on her grandparent’s farm with her three older siblings. It wasn’t until she was in the process of completing her Masters at McGill University, that she became familiar with midwifery in Canada.

Caroline graduated from the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and over the years, has had the pleasure of ‘catching’ hundreds of babies.

Caroline has been involved in women’s health in differing capacities; researching access to healthcare for marginalized populations and also has spent time working in a variety of clinical settings.

As a midwifery student, Caroline came to Vancouver for an elective placement and met Aleka, as she was one of her mentors.  Caroline is elated to finally have the chance to work with Aleka, as it has only taken two years of convincing!

Caroline is looking forward to getting to know the families on the North Shore.

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.