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BIOGRAPHY

ELIZABETH SCHONEWILLE

My name is Elizabeth. I am a settler born of English ancestry. As a child I split my time between the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Anishnaabeg peoples and the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek peoples, also known as Brantford and Sudbury. As an adult I have lived in many different communities from big cities to small towns. I have found I prefer the small-town life and so it is a privilege to be moving to the traditional and treaty territory of the Anishinaabek people, also known as Midland.  

Before becoming a Midwife, I enjoyed a 10-year career in business. I completed my first degree in Commerce at Laurentian University. The decision to become a Midwife was driven by a desire to do more purposeful, face to face, community-based work. In 2015 I began the Midwifery Education Program at Ryerson University. While diligently working at acquiring the clinical skills of Midwifery, I also directed my learning at providing specialized maternity care to young parents. This career change to Midwifery has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience. As a child I always knew I wanted to be a “baby doctor” but never could I have known how fulfilling it would be to be a Midwife. As a healthcare provider I very much enjoy supporting new families, encouraging body autonomy, and providing informed choice.  

 

I am an animal lover with 4 pets at home. I play soccer and have joined the local Roller Derby team. I also enjoy reading and am working at becoming a knitter.  

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