Our Students


At Passages Midwifery, you will often see your midwife accompanied by a student. This student will often be present during prenatal appointments, take part in group discussions, and be present at your birth. We love our students, and love allowing them to develop all of those skills that a textbook cannot. Having a student midwife at your birth, while being a cherished experience for the student, can also be very beneficial for you! Students are an extra pair of hands, when your midwife’s hands are full.  The student will be there to offer extra support to you and your family. Having a student take part in your care, and helping her grow, is a gift from you to future mothers in Alberta.

Jordan Duesing, 3rd Year Student

Jordan Duesing, 3rd Year Student

My name is Jordan Duesing, and I am a third-year midwifery student from Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. I am passionate about offering individuals support and choice throughout their pregnancy, labour, birth, and transition to parenthood. I am eager to expand my knowledge and advance my clinical skills throughout this semester.

I have always been interested in a career in the medical field, specifically women’s health, pregnancy, and childbirth. I chose to pursue midwifery after meeting midwives in my home community of Regina, SK and learning more about their role in the healthcare system. I was attracted to the person-centered care and continuity of care that the profession offers.

Last winter I had the opportunity to work alongside two experienced midwives in Saskatoon, SK. In this placement, my passion for midwifery was confirmed; I gained the knowledge, skills, and confidence to continue in my midwifery education. Additionally, it was a delight to witness the organization of midwifery in my home province, where I hope to someday return.

Thank you for welcoming me into your childbearing experience. I am very excited to continue my midwifery journey in the Stony Plain/Edmonton area. I look forward to meeting and getting to know you all!

*Jordan will be working with Samantha for the next few months!