Student Involvement in Your Care

We are a teaching practice affiliated with the Ryerson, McMaster and Laurentian Midwifery Education Programs. Students will accompany midwives in all aspects of client care. We appreciate your family's involvement in the education of new midwives!

Hi! My name is Jessica Leibgott, and I am in my senior year of the Midwifery Education Program (MEP) at Laurentian University. I am very excited to be working with the midwives and clients at Kensington Midwives from May 2016- April 2017. Originally from Montreal, Quebec I now call Toronto home and have a cozy apartment just up the street from Kensington market. My background is in performing arts which brought me to Toronto where I completed a theatre degree at the Randolph Academy for Performing Arts. While working as a professional actor, I became involved with the yoga community and trained to teach pre-natal yoga. This started off my journey into the world of maternal health care and opened up opportunities to teach yoga and provide labour support to young women connected with Jessie’s, and the Massey Centre in Toronto, as well as develop a pre-natal yoga teaching program with midwives at a birth centre in rural Uganda. These experiences ignited a passion for choice and respect in childbirth and led me down the path of becoming a midwife! I gave birth to my first child in June 2015 with the support and guidance of Kensington midwives. It is so wonderful to complete my final year of training in a clinic that holds this special place in my heart. I am very grateful for the opportunity to share and assist in your care throughout your pregnancy and birth and I look forward to meeting you!

Hi! My name is Jessica Leibgott, and I am in my senior year of the Midwifery Education Program (MEP) at Laurentian University. I am very excited to be working with the midwives and clients at Kensington Midwives from May 2016- April 2017.

Originally from Montreal, Quebec I now call Toronto home and have a cozy apartment just up the street from Kensington market. My background is in performing arts which brought me to Toronto where I completed a theatre degree at the Randolph Academy for Performing Arts. While working as a professional actor, I became involved with the yoga community and trained to teach pre-natal yoga. This started off my journey into the world of maternal health care and opened up opportunities to teach yoga and provide labour support to young women connected with Jessie’s, and the Massey Centre in Toronto, as well as develop a pre-natal yoga teaching program with midwives at a birth centre in rural Uganda. These experiences ignited a passion for choice and respect in childbirth and led me down the path of becoming a midwife!

I gave birth to my first child in June 2015 with the support and guidance of Kensington midwives. It is so wonderful to complete my final year of training in a clinic that holds this special place in my heart. I am very grateful for the opportunity to share and assist in your care throughout your pregnancy and birth and I look forward to meeting you!

Hello! I am Angela, a midwifery student at Ryerson University. I am excited to be working at Kensington Midwives. I enjoy connecting with pregnant people and their partners, and listening to their needs and wants.  My experiences in the non-profit community, as a case manager, a volunteer doula and a pre/post-natal yoga teacher influence the support I provide.  The ability to give personalized care draws me to midwifery. As a student midwife, my goal is to accompany pregnant people on their journey, trusting their self-knowledge, helping them to see their strengths, and being a source of objective information and support. I look forward to being a part of your team.

Hello! I am Angela, a midwifery student at Ryerson University. I am excited to be working at Kensington Midwives. I enjoy connecting with pregnant people and their partners, and listening to their needs and wants. 

My experiences in the non-profit community, as a case manager, a volunteer doula and a pre/post-natal yoga teacher influence the support I provide. 

The ability to give personalized care draws me to midwifery. As a student midwife, my goal is to accompany pregnant people on their journey, trusting their self-knowledge, helping them to see their strengths, and being a source of objective information and support. I look forward to being a part of your team.

ENGLISH Hola, I am Laura Solis. I am a student at Ryerson and I’ll be starting my first placement at Kengsinton Midwives from January to April of 2017. I have two children who were born at home attended by midwives; this experience led me back to university to pursue a career in midwifery. I was born in Mexico and have been enjoying the multicultural richness of Toronto for the last decade.  In my free time I volunteer for Amistad Canadá, an organization that raises funds to support midwifery education in Mexico. I’m looking forward to meeting you and being witness to this very important moment in your and your family’s lives.  ESPAÑOL Hola, soy Laura Solis. Soy estudiante en Ryerson y estaré haciendo mi primer internado en Kensington Midwives de enero a abril de 2017. Soy madre de dos hijos que nacieron en casa a manos de parteras y esa experiencia me llevó de vuelta a la universidad a estudiar partería. Nací en México y tengo más de 10 años viviendo y disfrutando de la riqueza multicultural de Toronto. En mi tiempo libre trabajo como voluntaria con Amistad Canadá, una organización que reúne fondos para apoyar la educación de parteras en México. Será un honor ser testigo y parte de esta experiencia tan importante en su vida y la de su familia.  PORTUGUES Olá, eu sou Laura Solis. Eu estou estudando em Ryerson e eu vou estar fazendo o meu primeiro estágio em Kensington Midwives janeiro-abril de 2017. Eu sou uma mãe de dois filhos, que nasceram em casa nas mãos de parteiras e essa experiência me levou de volta para a universidade para estudar a profissão de parteira. Eu nasci no México e tem mais de 10 anos vivendo e desfrutando a riqueza multicultural de Toronto. No meu tempo livre eu trabalho como voluntária com Amistad Canadá, uma organização que arrecada fundos para apoiar a educação de parteiras no México. Será uma honra para testemunhar e parte desta importante experiência em sua vida e sua família.

ENGLISH

Hola, I am Laura Solis. I am a student at Ryerson and I’ll be starting my first placement at Kengsinton Midwives from January to April of 2017. I have two children who were born at home attended by midwives; this experience led me back to university to pursue a career in midwifery. I was born in Mexico and have been enjoying the multicultural richness of Toronto for the last decade.  In my free time I volunteer for Amistad Canadá, an organization that raises funds to support midwifery education in Mexico.

I’m looking forward to meeting you and being witness to this very important moment in your and your family’s lives.

 ESPAÑOL

Hola, soy Laura Solis. Soy estudiante en Ryerson y estaré haciendo mi primer internado en Kensington Midwives de enero a abril de 2017. Soy madre de dos hijos que nacieron en casa a manos de parteras y esa experiencia me llevó de vuelta a la universidad a estudiar partería. Nací en México y tengo más de 10 años viviendo y disfrutando de la riqueza multicultural de Toronto. En mi tiempo libre trabajo como voluntaria con Amistad Canadá, una organización que reúne fondos para apoyar la educación de parteras en México.

Será un honor ser testigo y parte de esta experiencia tan importante en su vida y la de su familia.

 PORTUGUES

Olá, eu sou Laura Solis. Eu estou estudando em Ryerson e eu vou estar fazendo o meu primeiro estágio em Kensington Midwives janeiro-abril de 2017. Eu sou uma mãe de dois filhos, que nasceram em casa nas mãos de parteiras e essa experiência me levou de volta para a universidade para estudar a profissão de parteira. Eu nasci no México e tem mais de 10 anos vivendo e desfrutando a riqueza multicultural de Toronto. No meu tempo livre eu trabalho como voluntária com Amistad Canadá, uma organização que arrecada fundos para apoiar a educação de parteiras no México.

Será uma honra para testemunhar e parte desta importante experiência em sua vida e sua família.

Hello, my name is Beth Christie. I knew I wanted to become a midwife the day I found out it was a real career option. At the time, I was studying Psychology at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. I loved every minute of it, but was struggling to think of a career that combined my interests of hands on care, positive psychology, women’s health, and wellbeing. Luckily, a professor happened to screen The Business of Being Born and my search for the perfect career was over. I completed my degree with an honours thesis on Fear in Childbirth and trained as a doula. I quickly learned that birth culture attracts some amazing people, and I absolutely loved working with families going through pregnancy and birth. I moved across the country and was accepted into the McMaster Midwifery Class of 2019. I now live in Toronto with my partner and our cat, spending my spare time trying to soak up everything that the city has to offer. My interests can be boiled down to “experience everything” and am happiest doing anything that involves food, learning, exploring, or trying something new.  I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with Kensington Midwives and those they provide care to. I have a lot to learn and cannot express how thankful I am to those who are allowing me to learn from them and share in their experiences. 

Hello, my name is Beth Christie. I knew I wanted to become a midwife the day I found out it was a real career option. At the time, I was studying Psychology at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. I loved every minute of it, but was struggling to think of a career that combined my interests of hands on care, positive psychology, women’s health, and wellbeing. Luckily, a professor happened to screen The Business of Being Born and my search for the perfect career was over. I completed my degree with an honours thesis on Fear in Childbirth and trained as a doula. I quickly learned that birth culture attracts some amazing people, and I absolutely loved working with families going through pregnancy and birth.

I moved across the country and was accepted into the McMaster Midwifery Class of 2019. I now live in Toronto with my partner and our cat, spending my spare time trying to soak up everything that the city has to offer. My interests can be boiled down to “experience everything” and am happiest doing anything that involves food, learning, exploring, or trying something new. 

I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with Kensington Midwives and those they provide care to. I have a lot to learn and cannot express how thankful I am to those who are allowing me to learn from them and share in their experiences. 

My name is Kristi Angus and I am thrilled to be placed with Kensington Midwives in this upcoming winter term. After spending some years at University in the 1990's studying science, I felt that I wanted to experience more in life and decided to travel the world. I spent four years living in many different places and learned about various cultures. It was an enlightening experience. When I returned home I decided to try something completely different and worked as an actress on stage and in film for many years. I then realized that I wanted to contribute something different and studied holistic health for three years. Upon seeing my nieces born with midwives and experiencing the care myself, I finally found a profession that felt right. I am excited to have an opportunity to be included in the journey of pregnancy, labour and birth.

My name is Kristi Angus and I am thrilled to be placed with Kensington Midwives in this upcoming winter term. After spending some years at University in the 1990's studying science, I felt that I wanted to experience more in life and decided to travel the world. I spent four years living in many different places and learned about various cultures. It was an enlightening experience. When I returned home I decided to try something completely different and worked as an actress on stage and in film for many years. I then realized that I wanted to contribute something different and studied holistic health for three years. Upon seeing my nieces born with midwives and experiencing the care myself, I finally found a profession that felt right. I am excited to have an opportunity to be included in the journey of pregnancy, labour and birth.

Hi there – My name is Elizabeth, but feel free to call me EJ. I am very excited to be doing my placement at Kensington Midwives. The decision to become a midwife stems from my experience as a teen parent; but is also swathed in other social justice pursuits. My midwifery journey is quite a divergence from my original career pursuits – I received a Commerce degree from Laurentian in 2005 and spent a few years in my hometown of Sudbury working as a Procurement Specialist for a local mining company. I have been in Toronto since 2009 and have flourished in this diverse and dynamic community. After 2 years of classroom learning I am looking forward to learning about midwifery care from the perspectives of the folks that seek it. I have been actively involved in the administration of the Ryerson MEP student union; I am the unofficial social planner of my class and an avid soccer player and team manager in the Toronto High Park Women’s Football League. I am very much looking forward to meeting you!

Hi there – My name is Elizabeth, but feel free to call me EJ. I am very excited to be doing my placement at Kensington Midwives. The decision to become a midwife stems from my experience as a teen parent; but is also swathed in other social justice pursuits. My midwifery journey is quite a divergence from my original career pursuits – I received a Commerce degree from Laurentian in 2005 and spent a few years in my hometown of Sudbury working as a Procurement Specialist for a local mining company. I have been in Toronto since 2009 and have flourished in this diverse and dynamic community. After 2 years of classroom learning I am looking forward to learning about midwifery care from the perspectives of the folks that seek it.

I have been actively involved in the administration of the Ryerson MEP student union; I am the unofficial social planner of my class and an avid soccer player and team manager in the Toronto High Park Women’s Football League.

I am very much looking forward to meeting you!