GABRIELLE RABU, MD
I had the privilege of delivering the first birth that I attended, and from then on I was hooked! At the time I was in medical school at the University of British Columbia, hoping to focus on addiction medicine and the care of marginalized people. My newfound love for prenatal care, babies, and management of labour and delivery steered me towards family medicine, where I could focus on marrying these two forms of medicine. After graduating residency from St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside in 2020, I worked at BC Women’s Hospital providing care to all pregnant people, including those affected by addiction. I learned how to provide trauma-informed, patient-centred care that respected the parent-baby dyad in a way that fit my values. I brought these teachings with me to the rural indigenous community of the Nisga’a Nation, where I currently practice prenatal and post-partum care part time.
Growing up in Campbell River, I always knew I wanted to move back to Vancouver Island. After completing my training and some work in high-volume family medicine obstetrics, I set my sights on the Comox Valley and couldn’t be more grateful to be living and working on the unceded territory of the K’omoks First Nation. Shortly after my move in 2022, serendipity stepped in and I was able to join the amazing group of providers who make up the Cedar House Birth Collective.
Outside of work, you can find me hiking with my dog Maverick, snowboarding, camping or on the water in any way, shape or form. I love where we live and I look forward to meeting you and helping you on this journey.