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Zahra (Jouanna) Eshaghi

My interest in midwifery began in my childhood when I witnessed my mother giving birth to my siblings at home. Coming from a family of 6 children, I have seen the beauty and importance of pregnancy and child birth in my own life and felt so deeply in love with it. Therefore I tried to pursue my passion and decided at a young age that I wanted to become a midwife. I passed the National Iranian Exam at the age of 18, and was accepted toKurdistan University of Medical Science, and completed a bachelor’s degree in 2002.

I came to midwifery with a commitment of working with women from all part of society. I started working in a remote rural health center, providing primary care to families with low socioeconomic status for 2 years. In 2004, I started working in Milad Hospital in Tehran that belongs to welfare organization. It is worth mentioning Milad Hospital is the most well-known and biggest hospital in the Middle East to which all complicated cases are referred.

At January of 2018, I was accepted to Internationally Educated Midwifery Bridging Program at UBC and moved to Vancouver. For my clinical placement, I had the privilege of working at Burnaby Midwifery Care and New Horizon Midwifery, and then joined these clinics since January 2019. I feel very privilege to be a midwife and have the ability to serve clients in English, Farsi and Kurdish. I believe that pregnancy and birth is engraved in women’s body and after many years of supporting women and their families as they give birth, I still feel inspired by mother‘s strength and feel excited to witness every baby’s first breath.