Meet the team

Hayley Goldsmith

Registered Midwife
Owner

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Born and raised on the beautiful Gold Coast in Australia, I completed my Bachelor of Nursing in 2005, and my Master of Midwifery in 2007 at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia.

 

Midwifery became a passion of mine early on in life, and was consolidated through the birth of my own children in 1999 and 2002. I was enamored by the process of pregnancy and childbirth, and felt a strong desire to further connect with and work with people during this incredible time in their lives.

 

When not working, my passion lies with music (especially live shows), cooking, travelling, camping, and enjoying the beautiful Canadian outdoors with my kids.

 

I look forward to sharing in and supporting you through your journey into parenthood, which I truly believe is the best thing we ever achieve!

HAYLEY GOLDSMITH
REGISTERED MIDWIFE
Daina
Meakes

Registered Midwife
Owner

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I was born and raised in North Vancouver.  I attended UBC where I attained my undergrad in psychology. In my third year at UBC I started to get involved in the world of birth, attending low income clients in labour as a doula. I will never forget my first birth, and on my way home in the early morning hours, I knew I wanted to be a Midwife.  I received my Midwifery degree from Laurentian University in Ontario and moved back to BC as soon as I possibly could.

 

Midwifery is not only my job but my passion. I believe individuals, not health care providers, are the best decision makers for themselves, their families, and their babies. It is important to me that all clients receive inclusive, educational and holistic care that is both safe and personal.

After delivering my own baby in 2018 I feel more strongly than ever that pregnancy, birth, and parenthood are life changing. It is a great honor to continue to welcome new life into this world  and be a part of that life changing process.

DAINA MEAKES
REGISTERED MIDWIFE
Atasha
Chretien

Registered Midwife

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ATASHA CHRETIEN
REGISTERED MIDWIFE

     

    My love for birth started when I was a child; my mother would go to all of the births in our family as she was unofficially the designated birth coach for everyone! She would come home and tell us about the births and I remember being fascinated by it all. I tagged along to the birth of my cousin when I was 11 and I was enthralled with the process. I had my first child at 21 years of age,  and recruited an awesome midwife who helped me navigate pregnancy and birth. When I had my second child, I decided that midwifery was calling me, and so I went for it! I now have four children, and finally, a midwifery degree!

My goal is to provide evidence based care, while offering compassion and empathy, and a little bit of laughter along the way. My favorite thing about midwifery is getting to know families and their stories, watching them learn, change and then birth their babies and become parents to a new tiny person! I am also a Metis’ person and hope to add some culturally aware care and support to our indigenous birthing people.  I was placed with the Chilliwack Midwifery group during my second year of my midwifery education, and I fell in love with the community and the families. Thank you so much for welcoming me and my family into your community. I am looking forward to getting to know you all and being a part of this incredible journey that we call pregnancy, birth, and postpartum!

Christine
Hanson

Office Manager

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CHRISTINE
OFFICE MANAGER

 

Hello and welcome!

I'm likely the first voice you will hear when you come into care and I will be at the front desk for all of your appointments. I have worked for midwives for 5 years and I absolutely love my job.
I have two children whom I have delivered via midwives; one a beautiful hospital birth and the other, an empowering home birth.

Midwifery is very special to me and the experiences it brings to families. Being in the industry for the past 5 years, I have had the wonderful opportunity to see some families have 2 or 3 babies. And that, is what makes me love my job; watching families grow.
When I'm not at work, you can likely find me with my two children, Piper and Joey, either at the park or stumbling through the grocery store (I run into clients here every time). I really enjoy a good documentary or crime series on a rainy day or playing outside with my kids when the weather is warmer.

 

I can't wait to meet you and your family!

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