Zahra (Jouanna) Eshaghi, RM

Zahra (Jouanna) Eshaghi, RM

Greenway Midwifery is very fortunate to have midwife Jouanna as our back up midwife. Jouanna has her own practice in Burnaby – Metrotown Midwifery.
If Greenway’s midwife on call is attending a birth, sick or on vacation, Jouanna will be covering the office visits, births, phone calls, everything.

Jouanna’s Bio:

My interest in midwifery began in my childhood when I witnessed my mother giving birth to my siblings at home. Coming from a family of 6 children, I have seen the beauty and importance of pregnancy and childbirth in my own life and felt so deeply in love with it. Therefore I tried to pursue my passion and decided at a young age that I wanted to become a midwife. I passed the National Iranian Exam at the age of 18, and was accepted Kurdistan University of Medical Science, and completed a bachelor’s degree in 2002.

I came to midwifery with a commitment to working with women from all parts of society. I started working in a remote rural health center, providing primary care to families with low socioeconomic status for 2 years. In 2004, I started working in Milad Hospital in Tehran that belongs to a welfare organization. It is worth mentioning Milad Hospital is the most well-known and biggest hospital in the Middle East to which all complicated cases are referred.

In January of 2018, I was accepted to Internationally Educated Midwifery Bridging Program at UBC and moved to Vancouver. For my clinical placement, I had the privilege of working at Burnaby Midwifery Care and New Horizon Midwifery and then joined these clinics in January 2019. I feel very privileged to be a midwife and have the ability to serve clients in English, Farsi, and Kurdish. I believe that pregnancy and birth are engraved in women’s body and after many years of supporting women and their families as they give birth, I still feel inspired by the mother‘s strength and feel excited to witness every baby’s first breath.