Kim Alderdice R.M.
Hello all! My name is Kim and I am a Registered Midwife who has always aspired to work in Simcoe County where my family would come to ski and swim. I was fortunate to become apart of Midwives Nottawasaga in the Fall of 2016 and have not looked back.
Before embarking on midwifery, I graduated from the University of Guelph with a commerce degree thinking the corporate world was where I was headed. While going through school I founded a private swim school with the focus on one to one teaching. It was through this business endeavour that I realised supporting families in smaller communities was a passion of mine and it took me down another path. This is when my childhood dream of delivering babies re-emerged and before I knew it I was accepted into McMaster's Midwifery Program. After graduating, I worked in the City of Mississauga before heading North.
I love the adventure of waking up as an on call midwife not knowing where my day will take me. When I am not on call you will find me on a bike ride, attempting to catch up on my next book club novel or camping with friends and family.
Midwives at the Midland Clinic
Leda McDonald R.M.
I grew up in a farming community near Kingston. Ever since I slept in the hayloft as a child to watch the lambs being born, I have been captivated by pregnancy and birth. Through my teens and early twenties I travelled (still working on farms) while learning everything I could about birth, soaking up the stories of women from around the world. During my travels I have done extensive volunteer work with organizations addressing gender discrimination. For me midwifery blends the passion for birth as a healthy, normal part of life, and my commitment to reproductive justice.
I am excited to begin my career with Midwives Nottawasaga. While completing my degree in communities across Ontario the women I have met and cared for have been incredible teachers. I am very much looking forward to getting to know the growing families of North Simcoe, and to supporting your journey from pregnancy to parenthood.
Outside of business hours, you can usually find me outdoors gardening, or in my room painting and building sculptures.
The Midland Clinic offers prenatal and postpartum appointments at CSC Chigamik CHC located at 845 King Street, Unit 10 in Midland. Clients can give birth at home, Georgian Bay General Hospital (Midland) and Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital. To become a client at the Midland clinic, please fill in an INTAKE FORM.
Lynne-Marie Culliton R.M.
My interest in midwifery began when I was a student at Waterloo University in 1992. I was doing a research project on alternatives to hospital birth and I had the opportunity to interview several of the local midwives. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Health Promotion, I worked in tobacco use prevention, helping pregnant women create smoke free homes. During this time I also took a labour support course and began attending births as a doula. I entered the Midwifery Education Programme at McMaster University in 1997. While attending school, I was very involved in student activities, including helping to organize the McMaster Student Midwives Collective. I served as coordinator of the Collective in its inaugral year and the chair of the Distance Committee for two years. Upon graduation of the Midwifery Programme in 2002, I joined Midwives Grey Simcoe as a New Registrant. Since starting work, I have remained involved in activities outside my clinical responsibilities. I am a clinical preceptor with the Midwifery Education Programme and served as Head Midwife at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital. I have also participated in various working groups with the Association of Ontario Midwives including the Clinical practice Guidelines Workgroup and the Informed Chooice Task Force. In 2008 I was excited to start up Midwives Nottawasaga to better serve women in the North Simcoe - North Dufferin area. I look forward to working with both new and returning clients and being able to provide local care to all.