Debbie Doiron, R.M.
I am Debbie Doiron and have been working in this community as a midwife for a number of years.
I am happy to say I have been with New Life Midwives for the past five years and have watched it grow with the support of the wonderful women and their families from Northumberland County and Clarington. It’s always a thrill when clients are in care for all of their deliveries and I get to watch their families grow. Thank you for your support!
I obtained my degree from Ryerson University after working in the provincial government. I enjoy working with women in various settings, and am extremely proud of the model of care we are able to provide women and their families at New Life Midwives.
I believe that pregnancy and childbirth are transformative times in families’ lives and I am happy to be a part of that. It is always a thrill to witness the wonder of birth and the power of women and their families. See you soon.
Andrea Campbell, R.M.
My personal experience as a pregnant teen is what motivated me to pursue a career in Midwifery and more importantly focus on young families. Although it was challenging, I view it as a life experience that was necessary in helping me fulfill my destiny. My journey as midwife has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and I embrace every aspect of my life that has lead me on this path.
Prior to Midwifery I worked as a nurse in the Toronto area. Within 3 years of nursing I began to explore alternative career options, which would allow me to work with young mothers and their families. After volunteering at a centre for pregnant teens I was hooked and knew that I needed to explore a career change.
I enrolled in the 6 year stream of Midwifery Education Program in 2001 at Ryerson University in Toronto and became registered to Practice in Ontario August 2007 earning a Bachelor of Health Science Degree in Midwifery. Throughout the course of my studies I worked at “Motherisk” located at the Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto and completed a large portion of my clinical placements in the Durham Region. I also had the honour of learning hands on breastfeeding techniques from Edith Kernaman and world renowned paediatrican/ “Breastfeeding guru” Dr Jack Newman. Since becoming a midwife I’ve also been blessed to have assisted in the delivery of my God daughter Jurnee who is the 1st girl of 4 children.
In my spare time you’ll find me dining out at a great Thai restaurant; enjoying family time with my 5 children; or singing in front of the mirror to the instrumental version of my favourite song.
Each birth I attend is unique and takes me to new heights on my incredible journey as a midwife. I look forward to assisting you and your family through your journey towards birth and beyond.
Erin Croteau, R.M.
Hi! My name is Erin Croteau, and I am thrilled to be working with New Life Midwives. I grew up in Peterborough and did my first degree at Trent University in French and anthropology. During that time I became aware that I wanted to dedicate myself to empowering women and families. I felt that the period of pregnancy and childbirth was a profound time of transition in women’s lives. When women came through it feeling empowered and strong, they felt confident and stronger beginning the journey into parenthood, and when women and their partners emerged from the challenge of childbirth feeling united they seemed more able to unite in parenthood. That is why I decided midwifery was for me, and I have never looked back.
I received my degree in midwifery from McMaster is 2008, and have been happily serving women and families ever since. I have two daughters who have taught me first hand about the challenges and joy of pregnancy, birth, and parenthood. My daughters, my husband and I call Port Hope home, and are loving all the wonderful things that Durham and Northumberland Hills have to offer.
Taryn Woolsey, R.M.
I became interested in midwifery while attending high school in my hometown of Peterborough, Ontario. I was accepted into the Midwifery Education Programme at McMaster University in 2002 after completing a double major in Physiology and Psychology at the University of Western Ontario in London. I graduated with a Bachelor of Heath Sciences in Midwifery in 2007.
My midwifery training included a combination of both classroom and clinical experiences exposing me to midwifery in a variety of settings during my placements.
I attend seminars, workshops and hospital rounds to help keep my knowledge and skills current.
I recently relocated to the Northumberland Hills area following three years of midwifery practice in Sarnia. I love what I do and I am very much looking forward to joining the team at New Life Midwives.
When I am not on call I enjoy hiking, running, kayaking, reading and taking long walks with my dog Clyde.
Nicole Del Vecchio, R.M.
Hi there! I am so incredibly excited to begin my career as a midwife here at New Life Midwives.
Prior to becoming interested in Midwifery, I completed a B.Sc. in Biomedical Biology with intentions of going to medical school. However, when a close family friend was discussing her experiences with her midwives during her pregnancies I was intrigued and had to investigate further. And so began my love for the wonderful world of Midwifery.
I entered the Laurentian University Midwifery Education Program in 2008 and I was truly fortunate to have completed all of my placements in the Durham/Northumberland region including my senior placement at New Life Midwives. I consider it an honor and a privilege to work with women and their families during such a transformative life stage and I am constantly amazed by the strength and uniqueness of every woman who crosses my path.
Being a midwife makes for a busy life! But when I do have spare time I like to spend it with my amazing family, and wonderful friends eating sushi and hanging out. I’ll never underestimate the power of a good book to help me unwind and the value of a good night’s sleep!
I am looking forward to meeting new clients and welcoming back those I have already worked with. I hope to provide you and your family with the individualized care and support you deserve from a care provider.
Amanda Ashe, R.M.
Hi, my name is Amanda Ashe.
I originate from the United Kingdom and have worked in midwifery for over 20 years and have gained much experience and knowledge in midwifery care. I gained both my Midwifery Higher Education Diploma and Midwifery BSc Hon’s in the United Kingdom.
In 2006, I emigrated from England to Canada with my daughter and completed the International Midwifery Pre Registration Program at Ryerson University in Toronto.
In 2008, I married my husband (Derrick). As well as my daughter (Laura) we have 3 small dogs. I enjoy travelling, walking, socializing, cooking, reading and gardening.
I am happy to join New Life Midwives and look forward to meeting new clients and their families.
Crystalyn Rogers, R.M.
I am so thrilled to be starting at New Life Midwives!
I am a 2014 graduate of McMaster University, but prior to that I attended Wilfrid Laurier University where I obtained a Combined Honours B.A. in Criminology and Health Studies, with Contemporary Studies and a minor in psychology. It was at here at Laurier that I was first introduced
to Midwifery through an elective class discussing the medicalization of motherhood and the historical shift away from midwifery in Canada.
I was born and raised in Etobicoke, with my parents, three younger sisters, and our family dog. I love music, especially country music and classical opera, horseback riding, and reading historical fiction.I now live here in Bowmanville with my partner, our son William and our 4 cats. Some fun, and little known facts about me: I have held jobs as a blackjack dealer for casino-themed charity events, a licensed private investigator and security guard, a veterinary assistant/receptionist, and a ranch hand! I have had many pets growing up which included a hamster, a budgie, several fish, a dog, 7 rats, 4 cats (current) and I used to breed guppies with Jeff before we had our son. I absolutely love to learn new things, meet new people and share
stories about my experiences, and hear others’ stories as well! I have travelled to over 20 countries worldwide, the highlight being a 9 week tour of 16 countries in Europe and the U.K. when I was 16.
I am so pleased to be able to care for women and their families, and feel very lucky to be starting a new chapter here in this new and exciting community!
Kory McGrath, R.M.
Kory is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Midwifery Education Program (2011-2017), with a Bachelor of Health Sciences (honours) in Midwifery degree.
Prior to entering into Midwifery, Kory spent much of her working life in the health care sector in clinical, supportive, and managerial roles. Over the past seven years, she has been involved in midwifery research with a focus on non-pharmaceutical approaches to GBS-prevention in pregnancy; improved care for perinatally bereaved parents; and developing tools and literature to build research capacity in the midwifery profession. Her research work has included contributions to Better Outcomes Registry Network (BORN), Canadian Journal of Midwifery Research and Practice, and other publications.
In her spare time, Kory loves to read, write, and create fun projects including community art camps for kids. Kory is married and has 4 children – all of whom were born with midwives in BC and Ontario. She is honoured to work in the very region where she was born!
Paige Ricketts, Senior Midwifery Student, Ryerson University
My name is Paige Ricketts and I am a senior midwifery student at Ryerson University. I currently reside in Newtonville. My first career was as Registered Practical Nurse, working at a methadone clinic. While in college for nursing I attended births during a clinical rotation and realized I would like to have a career involving pregnancy and birth. I researched midwifery and very quickly knew that this was exactly what I wanted to do. I was very excited to be accepted to the midwifery education program. The wonderful midwifery care I received with my son after starting the program only further solidified my desire to become a midwife. I am very happy to have been placed at New Life for my final year. Outside of school I enjoy reading, riding my horse and spending time with my son and my pets. I look forward to my time at New Life Midwives.