Jennica is on leave until 2018
As a child, Jennica Rawstron was known for her love of every type of baby doll and playing nurse to her older brothers. She is now known for her passion for midwifery and caring for families at a pivotal time in their lives. Jennica is thrilled to be returning to her home province of BC and joining Willow Community Midwives in the summer of 2014.
Jennica Rawstron obtained a Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology Major) at Simon Fraser University, before moving to Ontario to train as a midwife. The Midwifery Education Program at Laurentian University took her to Sudbury, Ontario to study before her clinical placements moved her around the province, caring for families in Cornwall, Scarborough, Toronto, Moose Factory, Attawapiskat and Guelph. Jennica's experience prior to midwifery included working as a Katimavik project leader in Northern BC, and in the field of mental health with at-risk youth in New Zealand. It was witnessing her first birth during a Canada World Youth exchange in Burkina Faso, West Africa that triggered Jennica's pursuit of becoming a midwife.The meaning of midwife, “with women” is something Jennica aims to embody in her care.
Jennica is enthusiastic about advocating for women and their choices, and is known for her patient and committed approach to breastfeeding. When Jennica is not busy as a midwife, you can find her playing outside, rain or shine! Jennica is passionate about local, healthy food, cooking and exercise-induced endorphins.