Heidi Johnston R.M.
It was the birth of my two children with the support of my amazing midwives that sparked my passion for midwifery. I have since graduated from the Midwifery Education Program at Ryerson University and I am currently a member of the College of Midwives of Ontario and the Association of Ontario Midwives.
I have always worked in women’s health education and promotion. In 1998 I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario. The combination of physiology, nutrition, anatomy and science courses provided a wonderful foundation for the understanding of pregnancy, labour and postpartum period. Other courses in yoga, sexual health and women’s studies affirmed my interest in a holistic approach to health care and desire to work with women and their families. I began my training as a midwife in 2006 when I was accepted into the Midwifery Education Program. I enjoyed many different clinical placements including: Perinatal Mental Health Program with Dr. Ariel Dalfen, a breastfeeding clinic at McMaster Family Health Center, the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Joseph Health Center in Hamilton and genetics screening clinic at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto. These placements were complimentary to the scope of the midwifery care and provided opportunities to enhance and refine my skills about broader issues in women and newborn health care.
I am very proud to be a part of the midwifery profession and Kitchener Waterloo Midwifery Associates. I am dedicated to providing safe, woman-centred care, and supporting women’s choices to birth at home or in hospital. I am also proud to be carrying on in the footsteps of my grandmother, who worked as a nurse-midwife in England. I look forward to working with you and helping your family begin this important time.
Quotes From My Clients
- “It has always been my dream to have lots of babies and you were there from the start of this incredible journey to help bring my family together in a safe and loving way. Thank you for helping to make our family complete, baby girl by baby girl… by bay girl by baby girl! We love you so very much!” – CBI
- “Thank you for all your support during my pregnancy. We are both especially thankful to you for your support during the c-section and post-birth. [Our daughter] proudly wants to be a midwife when she grows up!” – TM
- “Thank you so much for all your help with [baby’s] birth… you immediately put us at ease and it felt like we had known you all along. You were so fantastic and supportive and we enjoyed your singing along to the birth playlist! I am forever thankful to all of you incredible midwives. It really takes special people to be able to work as hard as you do while staying bright and positive.” – ED