The MABC is proud to present Li Yan as our November Midwife of the Month for providing exceptional midwifery care to Mandarin-speaking families in Metro Vancouver. Trained as an OBGYN in China, Yan began practicing midwifery in BC in 2009. For her first 5 years of practice, she was the only Mandarin-speaking midwife in the province despite BC’s large Chinese community. She loves the temperate climate of the West Coast and moved here to escape the cold of Northeastern China. Her husband is a strong midwifery supporter and helps run her practice. Please read our complete interview here and the interview in Chinese Simplified here.
BC Midwife of the Month is a monthly profile series that honours practicing midwives for their extraordinary contributions to current issues facing the profession and serves to introduce the public to a broad spectrum of midwives working in our province.