Babil Pobee, RM
It was while studying Psychology and Creative Writing at the University of Alberta that I became interested in pursuing midwifery as a profession. During that time I developed a passion for women’s rights and issues of violence against women. I became interested in becoming a midwife because I learned that midwives were caregivers who promoted power remaining in the hands of pregnant individuals and their families. With power in their hands, people can make the decisions they need to in order to have positive and healthy pregnancies, births and parenting experiences.
I attended the University of British Columbia to complete my midwifery education and, while in the program, engaged in clinical placements in Calgary, Vancouver’s downtown eastside, lower mainland Vancouver and Uganda.
The more I engage in midwifery, the more I appreciate the simplicity, yet profoundness of the work. I enjoy the challenge and blessing that comes with every task: from meeting people and accepting where they are in their lives, to witnessing them transition into new roles and identities, to encouraging them to trust in their own instincts and abilities.
I look forward to working with the clients at Red Community Midwives and helping to grow midwifery in Calgary.