OUR STORY

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Laura and Sarah have always had a strong sibling bond since childhood.

 

They kept secrets just for themselves, and created something stronger than the pinky promise.

 

Sister secrets, they called them.

 

 

 

Laura and Sarah grew up, moved out, and both became health care professionals in midwifery and dietetics.

Laura and Anna met studying midwifery.

 

Sometimes you make special connections that extend your familial bonds, and you gain a bonus sister.

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Diving into women's experiences of maternity care, they found:

facts unclear, experiences swept under the rug, emotional transitions brushed aside, intimate topics hushed, and trivial questions whispered.

 

 

Everything muted with secrecy.

Midwifery provides guidance through a profound rite of passage, an event that can be described as no less than divine.

 

Dietetics investigates the very act of fuelling ourselves that enables everything we do.

Sister Secrets

In 2020 Laura, Sarah and Anna came together to find a space cleared of secrecy.

This is Sister Secret's modern prenatal classes, a service where women can speak up and have their inquires met with earnest, quality answers.

We invite you

to become empowered with knowledge and kindness.

Be guided by a comprehensive program and supportive care on your journey through pregnancy.

 

Meet Your Team

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LAURA HUNT

Midwife, Specialization in Social Work

Bsc. Health Studies

McMaster University

 

BHsc. Midwifery

McMaster University

LAURA HUNT

Registered Midwife, Specialization in Social Work

Bsc. Health Studies

McMaster University

 

BHsc. Midwifery

McMaster University

Laura has been a midwife at the Hamilton Community Midwives since 2016. She teaches clinical placements for midwifery and nursing students. She also does guest lectures for high schools and college students. 

 

Laura is apart of Hamilton’s Breastfeeding Coalition working to promote and normalize breastfeeding in the community.  Her work on the Safe Transitions Commitee ensures new families are prepared when they are discharged from hospital to home.

Laura and Anna became travel buddies for a midwifery placement in England. From there, they've backpacked across Europe and adventured in small west-coast Mexican cities together. 

When she is not travelling, Laura spends her free time hanging upside down, performing with the Hamilton Aerial Group!

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Midwife, Researcher

 

BHsc. Midwifery

McMaster University

Masters of Science

candidate

University of Oxford

ANNA XU
ANNA XU

Registered Midwife,

Researcher

 

BHsc. Midwifery

McMaster University

Masters of Science

candidate

University of Oxford

Anna has practiced in midwifery clinics and health centres in Vancouver, rural British Columbia, and Toronto. Anna also practices in Northern Canada where she embarks on medevac missions and provides well woman, birth control, and sexual health care. Anna has completed extra training to prescribe and insert IUDs and other forms of birth control.

 

Anna is currently at the University of Oxford pursuing a Masters degree in health research on early life nutrition. She does research at the Ludwig Maximillian University in Germany.

 

A hobby of Anna’s is art, she is a very talented painter.

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SARAH HUNT

Nutritionist, Specialization in pregnancy

BAsc. Applied Human Nutrition

University of Guelph


Master of Applied Nutrition candidate

University of Guelph

SARAH HUNT

Registered Dietitian


Master of Applied Nutrition

University of Guelph

BAsc. Applied Human Nutrition

University of Guelph

Sarah spent time studying nutrition at the Mater Dei hospital on the dreamy Mediterranean island, Malta.

Sarah has worked in Toronto diabetes clinics, the Canadian Celiac Association, and in private practice for pregnancy dietician consulting.

 

Sarah aims to provide current, credible food knowledge to the sensitive population of pregnant women who are exposed to high amounts of misinformation. She inspires healthy habits for happy pregnancies, counsels for common concerns such as gestational diabetes, prenatal vitamins and more.

 

When Sarah is not talking about food, she is also an avid canoe-er.