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Kersti Ojamaa BSc, RM

Coming to midwifery was not a straight path for me.  In 2007, I realized I wanted to be involved with women’s and children’s health during a medical mission trip to Nepal.  After that experience, I pursued my desire to help families through volunteering, and graduating with an Honors BSc in Microbiology from the University of British Columbia with the goal of becoming a doctor.   

After my older sister had her first baby with the support and care of midwives, my goal shifted, and I determined that midwifery would be the perfect combination for me.  It was the first time I had seen the level of care and commitment midwives provide, and I was immediately attracted to the profession.  Several years later, I graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelors in Health Sciences in Midwifery having begun to learn the art and skill of our profession.

As a midwife, I love the personalized care I can offer women, providing information and allowing them space to make the best decisions for their family.  I also love the relationships that form.  I greatly look forward to supporting, caring for, and working with the mothers in and around Red Deer.  I grew up in southern Alberta and could not be happier to return to Alberta to work as a Midwife. It feels like coming home for me. 

When not working, I love being around friends and family.  Many times, that means I am exploring the mountains, getting into a new project, or sitting in the backyard with a good glass of wine.