Our Current Midwifery Students

Ensuring the Growth of Midwifery Care in Ontario.

St. Jacobs Midwives are committed to ensuring the growth of midwifery care in Ontario by providing practical learning opportunities for students of the Ontario Midwifery Education Program.

We encourage our clients to welcome the involvement of midwifery students in their care.

Madelyn Conyers

Madelyn Conyers

Madelyn is a senior year midwifery student at McMaster University and is completing her final midwifery placements at St. Jacobs Midwives. Previously she completed placements in Hamilton, but is looking forward to exploring the Waterloo area as she begins her senior year.

She is initially from Nova Scotia and came to Ontario to start the midwifery program. Madelyn grew up on a farm in a small town and fell in love with the idea of pursuing midwifery after seeing a home birth for the first time. It was through this experience that she discovered her passion for client-led care and helping to empower people throughout their pregnancies.  She is excited to be a part of the St. Jacobs Midwives team and a part of your family’s journey.

Maryam Shaikh

Maryam Shaikh

My name is Maryam Shaikh and I am currently a second-year midwifery student at McMaster University. Pregnancy and birth have been a deep passion of mine since I was 14 years old, and I believe that my memories of when my youngest two brothers were born, and my mother’s postpartum period, are what paved the road to this enthusiasm. I am very excited to be working alongside my preceptors here and I truly hope that I can embody this passion in the care I give to our clients and in my future practice.

In my downtime, I love to relax by spending time with family and friends, reading, writing, cooking/baking, and spending time in the nature. I’ve also recently re-found my absolute love for floral and elegant stickers and have started making my own collection of them.

I am honoured to be working with St. Jacobs Midwives and I want to thank you for allowing me to be a part of your journeys.

I look forward to meeting you.

Maryam