"You guys were absolutely amazing and helped to make my delivery exactly how I had wanted it!...Anyone considering having these ladies as your midwives, Do it!!!! It was the best choice I could have made."
We are a small group of registered midwives dedicated to providing excellent, holistic, family centred care to women and their families. Located in the heart of Langley (Walnut Grove), we are close to our mothers-to-be and ready to be present, empathetic and empowering during this exciting and important time in the life of a family.
We strongly believe and trust in the power, strength and ability of a woman as she moves through her pregnancy, labour, birth and the early postpartum.
We are passionate about our midwifery care and are sincerely honoured to work with women and their families as they move through this most transformative and rewarding of life’s experiences.
Welcome to our September and October 2014 Babies!
Zoey, Mia, Brooklyn, Paige, Luc, Avison, Jairus, Kayanna, Samuel, Kara, Serena, Summer, Tyler, James
Travis, Elisha, Hudson, Ethan, Braylee, Owen, Ronan, Lacey, Clara, Jesse, Naomi, David, RJ, Isaiah, Olivia, Nova, Avery, Isla, Lincoln, Dayton
Midwife Rachel Wisselink and husband were thrilled to welcome a baby boy on August 29! Rachel rocked her VBAC!
Welcome to the Team:
Grove is very excited that, starting September 1, Leigh Sheppard has joined our team! Leigh has been working in this community for several years already after practicing in Ontario.
On October 15, Winifred Angus joined as well. She worked previously in Texas, and in Ablerta. She is originally from Langley and the mother of 4. Welcome Winifred!
Both Leigh and Winifred will be bringing exceptional skills, knowledge and care to our team, and we are excited to have them join us! We will do our best to ensure that those of you still with us in the fall and winter months will have opportunity to meet them both.
Currently, Rachel Wisselink is on maternity leave, likely until August 2015.
After 22 years of practice, midwife, Jennesse Oakhurst has retired effective October 31, 2014. Midwifery in general and Grove in particular will miss the knowledgeable and compassionate care she has brought to women and their families. Jennesse plans to be swimming in the ocean and encapsulating placentas.
After being with Grove since our start in the summer of 2009, Nicole VanWoudenberg will be leaving sometime early 2015 after completing her Registered Nursing upgrade. We are hoping to see her at the newly renovated Langley Hospital Family Birthing Unit.
The Grove Team!