Bree Whittemore, RM

My name is Bree Whittemore (she/ her) and I am thrilled to be joining Greenway Midwifery as a Registered Midwife. After completing my degree in Midwifery at UBC, I look forward to working and supporting growing families in my home community on the traditional territories of the Kwikwetlem first nation within the shared territories of the Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie, Musqueam, Qayqayt, Squamish, Stó:lō nations.

I grew up with a view of birth as a natural and empowering part of life. I discovered early in my first degree in Zoology that I am fascinated by changes that happen to the body during pregnancy and postpartum: hormonally, physically, emotionally, and all aspects of fetal development. Pairing this with my strong desire to nurture others forms the foundation for my intent to become a midwife. In this pursuit I became a doula, started my own business, and became secretary of the Doula Services Association. My immersion into the birthing community has introduced me to the importance of advocacy for reproductive health – a trait I will take with me throughout my career as a midwife.

My journey as a midwifery student has taken me to the Sunshine Coast, North Vancouver, Vancouver, and now back to the Tri-Cities. I’ve worked in solo and group practices and have been a part of the care and birth of many families. I have learned that no one birth is the same, and I make it a priority to individualize care to meet clients’ needs.

My non-birthy passions include exploring the outdoors, running, reading a good fantasy book, baking, and traveling. My Zoology degree has afforded me the opportunity to have some amazing experiences such as caring for baby rhinos and studying elephants in Botswana. I’m always looking forward to my next adventure, whether it be exploring the world or my own backyard in beautiful BC.