We Support the Education of Future Midwives & Health Care Providers

Westside Midwives is pleased to be a teaching practice affiliated with the University of British Columbia. We host students from midwifery, medical and nursing programs. We enjoy our roles as preceptors and value the addition of students to our practice so that there will be doctors and nurses who appreciate and understand the role of midwives in the medical system as well as midwives who will be well trained and gain the experience necessary to make them skilled care providers. We hope that you will be happy to be a part of their learning experience. However, if at any time you feel that you need a private visit with us, please feel free to let us know.

The following midwifery student is working with our practice for the summer of 2017

Blue Team – Alice Boglione

My name is Alice Boglione, and I come from Italy. I am currently enrolled in the Internationally Educated Midwives Bridging Program at UBC, a program that supports midwives educated in other countries in their transition to practicing midwifery in BC.

I obtained my Bachelor of Midwifery from the University of Torino (Italy), and then I worked for three years in a public hospital near Torino. During my practice, I had the privilege of supporting many women and their families during labour and birth, and I did my best to ensure that each of them received the most personalized care I could offer. At the same time, I also provided antenatal care with my team of hospital midwives, and I conducted prenatal classes and prenatal relaxation activities in swimming pools.

I am thrilled to start practicing with such a rewarding model of care that offers continuity of care during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. This is something that I felt was lacking in my hospital practice in Italy, where very often I took care of women that I met for the first time in labour. Thank you for letting me participate in this special event of your life, I am looking forward to meeting you all!

In my spare time, I enjoy baking, cooking (mainly Italian food – but I also like experimenting with recipes from all over the world!), jogging and hiking around Vancouver, and photography.