Our Team Enviroment

About

Cheam Midwifery is structured as a Team Enviroment. Your team of midwives will consist of either two or three midwives, never more than that. Throughout your pregnancy you will get a chance to meet each midwife on your team.  

 

Your Midwives

Joy Allan RM

General Registrant

My journey into midwifery began with my pregnancy and birth of my first daughter, Desiree, in October 1995.  I was a young teenage mother and I didn't know anything about pregnancy or childbirth.  However, everything I experience during my pregnancy left me feeling amazed and inspired

I gave birth to my second daughter, Kyla, in December 1999 and my third daughter, Brianna, in July 2002.  Shortly after Brianna's birth I became involved with the breastfeeding support group La Leche League (LLL) and became a certified LLL leader in 2003. 

In 2004, I became a certified DONA Doula and began volunteering with a Doula Group supporting teen mothers who would have otherwise been alone for their births.

In 2005, I started training at McMaster University in the Midwifery Education Program.  I graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Midwifery and started working as a Registered Midwife in Ontario.

In 2010, my family and I moved across the country to Abbotsford, BC.  In 2011, I opened Chilliwack's first Midwifery practice, Cheam Midwifery.  

In 2017, I expanded my midwifery practice to include a multi-disciplinary team of like minded health professionals. Cheam Wellness Group is a health clinic with Naturopathic Doctors, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, Pelvic Health Physiotherapy, Counselling and Massage Therapy. 

I continue to be passionate and in awe of everything related to the childbearing years of a woman's life. I am so fortunate to work in a profession that inspires me everyday.  It is a great honour to walk along side women at such a pivotal point in their lives.

I've recently returned from South Sudan where I worked as a Midwife with Doctor's Without Borders. I am dedicated to working as a Humanitarian and giving back to vulnerable populations. 

When I am not catching babies or managing Cheam Wellness Group you can find me hanging out snowboarding, wake boarding, water skiing and hiking. I also practice yoga daily.

Heather Munro RM

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Heather Munro

Bio Coming Soon!!

Janelle McLeod RM