Welcome to Passages: Cedars North
Passages Midwifery is honoured to support Ola Mebude, a wonderful solo midwife that works out of her office in Northeast Edmonton, as Cedars Midwifery. If you would like to apply for care with Ola, be sure to select “Cedars North: Passages Midwifery” on the provincial wait list.
Olanrewaju (Ola) Mebude was born in Hamburg, Germany, grew up in Africa, and moved to England in 1999, where she settled with her family for 15 years. She obtained her Diploma in Nursing from London South Bank University, UK, her BSc in Nursing from Manchester University, UK, and her BSc in Midwifery from the University of Canterbury, Christ Church, UK. She completed her MBA program in June 2022. Ola practiced as a Registered Nurse for 10 years and a Registered Midwife for 6 years before moving to Alberta in 2014.
She worked at Medway Hospital in Kent, England – a busy maternity hospital with over 5000 deliveries a year! Her experience at Medway Hospital included working with women in the High-Risk Unit and also attending low-risk women in the Birth Centre. She is very passionate about a woman’s right to choose her own unique path in every aspect of her care. She is looking forward to practicing with a smaller client load and her experience has placed her in the best position to recognize any deviation from normality and respond skillfully in such situations. This skill is essential for the safety of the mother and baby and gives her confidence to know when intervention is not necessary for aiding the natural birth experience.
Ola’s personal experience as a mother of three girls, two of whom are twins (now Adults), her professional experience – and her somewhat nomadic life of living in 4 countries spread over 3 continents – have helped her appreciate the beauty of diversity in Canada’s multi-cultural society and has driven her to be more passionate about the importance of maintaining the dignity, respect, and privacy of each individual. Taking her clients’ individual opinions and needs into consideration, she strives to promote health and independence while providing continuing care in a safe environment.
Dancing and swimming are two favourite hobbies, but she also loves reading and spending time shopping or cooking with her children. And, if you are looking for her outside of work, you will probably find her in church!
Ola looks forward to the great privilege of working alongside you in achieving your unique birthing experience!
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