MABC is pleased to present Cora Beitel as our October Midwife of the Month for their dedication to advancing inclusive midwifery care for LGBTQIA2S families in BC. Beitel is a founding member of the Strathcona Midwifery Collective in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. They co-facilitate and organize the Queer and Trans Pregnancy and Parenting Group – a monthly group that provides support, resources and community dialogue for queer and trans folks on the parenting journey – and have been advocating for safer pregnancy and birth care for the trans and queer community through presentations, committees, and policy development. Beitel is also a parent of two, a partner, a knitter, a weightlifter, and an avid community gardener. Please read our complete interview 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.