WILL MY DAUGHTER, THE MIDWIFE, COME HOME?Friday, September 13, 2013 by: Joseph Corbiere
My daughters is a midwife and she makes a living catching babies. I still want to give
her a catcher’s mitt. Marlys, (who is the female half of my twins) graduated from
the Midwifery program at Laurentian U. It is an exciting career. I know more about
babies, then I did when I saw my children being born. Marlys now works in the Oshawa
However, one of her good friends Tammy Roberts just opened her own practice based
out of Elliot Lake. She has started her own private midwifery practice called North
Channel Midwifery. Her practice includes Massey, in the east, to Thessalon First
Nation, in the west.
Hopefully, Tammy will be able to convince Marlys to come home, maybe open
her own practice or even partner with her. Tammy like Marlys have ties into the
Anishnabek communities. Tammy’s mom is a member of the Sagamok Anishnawbek.
Marlys of course has ties to both Batchewana and Garden River.
I think it is amazing that two young Anishabek women are registered midwives. Both
have had extensive placements throughout Ontario, including places like Sault Ste
Marie, Moose Factory, Nova Scotia and Timmins. Both women have worked in isolated
spots, Marlys in Rankin Inlet and Tammy in Puvirnituq, Quebec. Tammy’s has further
roots as her great-great grandmother was a midwife in Sagamok.
I’m guessing they have delivered way over a few hundred babies by this time.
Midwives provide more direct care during pregnancy and will even come to your home
to help delivery your baby. I think it is awfully neat to be able to do this. I was very
happy to see my children being born, it would have been incredible to see them born
at home, surrounded by family and friends.
And it is free. Costs are covered by the Ontario Ministry of Health. So what do
you say, check out Tammy’s website at www.northchannelmidwifery.com/
Then call Tammy at North Channel Midwifery (705) 578-2908 or by e-mail:
Suggest to her to get Marlys to come home and take care of dear old dad.