Kim Millar Lewis - Biography
Kim’s first real steps toward becoming a midwife began with the birth of her second daughter, Claire. Before that she played around the edges by working in maternity units as a nurse in Papua New Guinea, Campbell River and Lady Minto Hospital on Saltspring Island, then teaching pediatrics and obstetrical nursing at Camosun College.
With the birth of Claire, Kim’s fate was sealed and she began the journey to becoming a registered midwife in B.C. This began with an apprenticeship in Victoria for 2 years. Not feeling satisfied with this, Kim, her husband and 2 young children moved to Utah so that Kim could complete a Master’s degree in Nurse-Midwifery at the University of Utah. After completing an internship in Holland, the family returned to Victoria.
Kim was one of the initial group of women who were registered as midwives in B.C. in 1998.
Since 1998 Kim has worked in group practices and in solo practice. Kim established WestCoast Midwives in 2001.