My midwifery background began with a 4-year university degree in Iran in 1993 and since then I have worked almost continuously in variety of settings such as community health centres, clinics and birth centers, and with clients from many different backgrounds. I have also been involved in family planning, breastfeeding support, well women care and vaccination for children under the age of 5 years. I speak Farsi, Turkish and English.
My interest in women’s health drove me to pursue midwifery after moving to Canada. While attending the International Midwives Pre-registration Program (IMPP) in 2002-2003, I did my work placement with the Kitchener-Waterloo Midwifery Associates, and then joined the practice as a Registered Midwife in July 2003. I finished a Masters degree in Public Health from University of Waterloo in 2008.