Lehe Spiegelman, RM MSc
I look forward to serving families on the Sunshine Coast. Living on the coast has given me insight into the diversity of families and the deep community roots that people have here. Providing access to midwifery care is something I am proud to offer, in collaboration with the other maternity health care providers, educators, allied health professionals, doulas and others who call this coast home. With excellent resources and expert colleagues in our community, midwifery is part of delivering a high standard of maternity care here in BC and on the Sunshine Coast.
I originate from Vancouver, where I co-founded an urban midwifery clinic in 2006, Pomegranate Community Midwives, serving families in Vancouver’s eastside neighbourhoods. I moved here with my family for a different lifestyle and after several years have found a way to integrate my profession.
As a mother of three, I appreciate the special relationship between midwife and patient, and how we can be empowered by our experience of pregnancy and birth. Birth and motherhood are life-altering experiences and as a midwife, I strive to preserve this while supporting outreach initiatives that promote birth as a normal, healthy event.
Education and research are two things I am also passionate about. Having recently completed a Masters of Science in Midwifery and Women’s Health, I value the continuity of learning as a care provider. Over the years I have had opportunities to teach medical, midwifery and nursing students and this has also invigorated my practice.
I live with my family on a farm in Gibsons and currently work in tandem with Jules Atkins of Hello Baby! midwifery.