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Meet the Students

Transitions midwifery is a proud teaching practice. The midwives at Transitions work closely with midwifery students from UBC who have placements in all years of  their training. Helping to educate and train future midwives ensures that every client who wants midwifery care has access to it. 


We feel that our students bring fresh energy and a passion for supporting the midwifery model of care and are always the most up to date on new evidence and research being done around pregnancy, birth and postpartum. 


While we feel students improve client care and experience we understand everyone has different comfort levels when it comes to student involvement. Client comfort is the most important thing. If you wish to not have a student involved in your care please let us know.  


Alana Fuder 

Hello, my name is Alana Fuder (she/her), and I am currently enrolled in my fourth year of the Midwifery program at UBC. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to learn from the team and families of Transitions Midwifery.

A little about me: I started my post-secondary education in nursing at 19 years old and shortly after became pregnant with my son. At that point in my life, I decided to dedicate the next 12 years to being a stay-at-home Mom to my four children. During this time, I fell in love with the doula community and the holistic, supportive care doula’s offer to birthing individuals and their families. I became a doula in 2016 and supported families in the role of a doula for 5 years. My passion lies in providing supportive, informed, and autonomous care throughout the perinatal period.

Throughout my doula career I found myself aspiring to partake in a more medical role within the birthing process; so, in 2018 I returned to school to complete a practical nursing program. Since graduating, I have worked on a rural acute care unit as an LPN. In this role I cared for postpartum birthers and their babies, as well as other medical/surgical clients. I love being a nurse and I am grateful for the experiences I get to carry with me on my journey into midwifery.


I am originally from Cold Lake, Alberta. My family and I relocated to the lower mainland in August 2021. When I am not studying or working, you can find me in the stands at the hockey arena, or at numerous other sporting events, cheering on my children. I also love travelling and reading. I look forward to meeting you, building relationships, and learning within this beautiful community. 

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