JANICE FORMAN, RM, IBCLC
My practice as a midwife arose from a deep call of the heart. My life’s work is to be in service to the wellbeing of families and my community. What started as a passion for science, women’s health, and natural healing, has since been shaped and strengthened by 20 years of clinical experience as well as my own journey of giving birth and of becoming a mother. I am grateful for the countless moments of witnessing the extraordinary and sacred in this work.
I have been in practice as a midwife since 2000 and started my early years working in community-based practices in the US and Ontario. In 2006 I moved to glorious BC and for the following 11 years practiced in Vancouver and Squamish. The Comox Valley became my home in 2017 and I am overjoyed to be working in this beautiful community and with my dear friends and colleagues at Cedar House Midwives. With respect, gratitude and humility, I acknowledge that I live and work on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the K'ómoks First Nation.
I combine safe, evidence-based practice and a loving heart to support and guide you through pregnancy, birth and postpartum. This pivotal time in your life can be filled with joy, fear, growth, overwhelm change, triumph. It is my honour to be by your side through it all! My priority is to develop a trust relationship that attends to your unique needs. I am committed to equality in health care for all people and to your right to be the primary decision maker in your care. I advocate for information and choices to be provided in a safe and respectful environment. As a Certified Lactation Consultant, I can provide breastfeeding, nutritional and emotional support for you and your baby. I have a personal passion for studying cultural traditions surrounding the early postpartum period.
When I am not catching babies, I enjoy witnessing my daughter and garden grow, eating cheese, and going on adventures in nature with my family and our dog, Little Bear.
Hablo Espanol. Me gustaria oferecerle servicios en espanol.