It has been a great pleasure to get to know Carrie Sizer, Registered Midwife of Vernon Midwifery. Carrie is new to Vernon, recently moved from the UK last summer and is working with Sylvia Nicholson at North Okanagan Midwifery. She recently opened a beautiful office in the Alpine Centre off Kalamalka Lake Road and is accepting new patients!
Carrie and Sylvia provide care for pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period for women anticipating normal, low risk pregnancies and births. They attend women at their labour and birth at home as well as in hospital.
Their services are covered entirely by the BC medical services plan (MSP) but they say not to worry if you don’t have MSP, midwifery care is available to private clients too.
Carrie and Sylvia strive to provide care that is evidence based, non-authoritarian, supports informed choice and that recognizes the woman as the primary decision-maker. Read more about midwifery care here.
Take a tour of Carrie’s office below and enjoy the art on the walls provided by Otylia Photography.
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“My husband and I feel very lucky to have found Paulina to document the final days of our twin pregnancy and the beginning of our adventure with our new babies. Paulina has a remarkable eye for capturing the joy and beauty of maternity, resulting in gorgeous photos that captured the hope and promise we felt in the days leading up to our twin’s birth. In their newborn photos, she was able to showcase our baby’s first interactions as brother and sister and their unique personalities at a very young age. Breastfeeding has been a beautiful part of our journey as a growing family, and as a nurse and doula, Paulina made me feel comfortable and at ease as she captured stunning photos of me nursing our newborn twins. Paulina has a true talent for capturing life’s special moments and we will always treasure the precious images that she took for our family.”
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I met this lovely lady just days before I photographed the birth of their first child two years ago. Capturing such an intimate and life-changing event creates an immediate bond between the photographer and family. I love the families I have met through this work and was super excited to meet their new addition.
Herbal baths are a wonderful opportunity for mom and baby bonding, healing and relaxation. This beautiful, sweet-smelling blend was created by Homestead Herbals, grown organically on an eco micro-herbal farm in Kitchener, Ontario. Included in their packaging is a little tag that informs their customers on which bee-friendly plants to grow. Read more about why we need to protect our pollinators and how to create a bee-friendly garden here.
Fifteen day new Devyn settled right in and was perfectly content floating in her mama’s arms.
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“When our son arrived 8 weeks earlier than expected my husband and I were thrown quite the curve ball. It was like we had blinders on, and our only focus was getting him healthy enough to leave the NICU. Needless to say, we did not have the typical glorious, exciting newborn experience. Cue Paulina! As our hospital stay wound down Paulina came to photograph our son Rob and we finally started to feel like this was a time to celebrate. She not only shot beautiful picture after beautiful picture…she was always thoughtful, kind, and had our family’s well being in the forefront. Throughout the process I always felt comfortable with her. While we weren’t expecting this entry into the world for our son, I am glad that we have Paulina’s beautiful photographs to remember this important time. I wholeheartedly recommend bringing Paulina into life’s important moments to capture the memories for your family as well.”