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Meet the Midwives

Sylvia Fedyk 

Sylvia has worked as a midwife since January of 1998 when she was part of the first wave of Registered Midwives to practice in BC. It was the birth of her fifth child that inspired Sylvia to become a midwife and she used a complicated sixth pregnancy with bed-rest to upgrade her science courses in preparation for a midwifery education. As part of the first group of registered midwives in the province, Sylvia worked hard for recognition and integration of midwifery as a health profession. Sylvia was privileged to begin her career with Jean Cooper, a founding BC midwife who established the original Ridge Meadows Midwifery Practice (RMMP). Sylvia continued that practice with an ever-growing cast of midwives after Jean’s untimely death and helped it evolve into Transitions Midwifery with service focused in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Tri-Cities. Sylvia enjoys her role as an Associate Clinical Professor for UBC’s Midwifery Program and has served as Past President of the College of Midwives of BC and as Division Head of Midwifery in the Fraser Health Authority. When not working, she treasures time with her family of eight adult children and their partners and one treasured grandchild, travel adventures with her husband, and playing Dungeons and Dragons. Sylvia will be forever grateful for the sacrifices her family made–and still makes—for her to indulge her love of this profession and extends grateful thanks to all the mentor midwives who taught her and inspired her.

 

Erin Pendziwol

Erin was born and raised in Northern Ontario and received her Honours Bachelor of Health Science, Midwifery, from Laurentian University in 2014. She was exposed to midwifery care at a young age when a midwife attended her brother’s home birth, but it was a six-month family backpacking trip through South America as a teen that first developed her passion for women’s health and the importance of safe, accessible maternal care. During her post-secondary studies, she had the opportunity to train at both rural and urban practices in northern and southern Ontario and spent a month working in Tanzania, Africa, providing midwifery care and helping assess the need for a rural birth clinic. After graduating, the sense of adventure drew Erin to accept a position with Transitions Midwifery in Maple Ridge, BC,. Erin has been practicing in the community since 2014 where she has cared for hundreds of clients and their families. When not on call Erin enjoys hiking, camping and snuggling up with her Fiance and fur-babies. 

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Meagan Davidson 

Meagan has been fascinated by the human body for as long as she can remember, especially its wondrous workings during pregnancy and birth. She started on the path to becoming to a midwife in 2013 after joining the Midwifery Education Program at Laurentian University and completed clinical placements across Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. During that time she had the opportunity to work and learn alongside brilliant and dedicated healthcare providers from many disciplines, providing care at home, in hospital, and in birth centers to diverse populations in numerous communities. With profound respect for childbearing as a natural and healthy process, Meagan strives to hold space for the everyday miracle of birth while aiming to facilitate safe and enriching experiences during this important and transformative time. Meagan is committed to supporting choice and providing inclusive, holistic care with the goal of helping clients and families feel heard, informed, and empowered through their pregnancy, birth, and beyond. When not engaged in midwifery practice, Meagan is happiest outdoors and loves reading, cooking, gardening, traveling, yoga, and hiking with her dog.

Krista Hamblin 

Krista hails from the prairies and followed her passion for people into a degree in sociology at the University of Regina. After graduating with honours, she worked for the Saskatchewan government as a parental worker, then took a position as a psychosocial rehabilitation worker for an acquired brain injury program. Building on her strong passion and advocacy for the rights of birthing people, she began serving local families as a doula and heard her calling: midwifery. Krista graduated from UBC’s Midwifery Program in 2017 under the mentorship of Transitions Midwifery and worked at a birth centre in Edmonton, Alberta focusing on out-of-hospital birth. She returned to Maple Ridge and joined the Transitions team in the fall of 2018. Krista brings with her a passion for holistic and alternative healthcare and home birth. She has a special place in her heart for families that are LGBTQI+, new immigrants, young parents, surrogates, and people with dis/abilities. Krista and Transitions Midwifery would like all pregnant people to know that whoever they are, wherever they’re from, whatever their choices, they are welcome. Krista can be spotted in the wild hiking, shopping from local artisans, nursing her baby and ogling basically any baby or animal she sees.