My journey into maternal health grew quite naturally from my work in the field of Primary Healthcare. Serving both here and in East African in a clinical healthcare setting, I witnessed both the joys and the challenges that mothers can experience in trying to conceive, as well as during pregnancy and the first year of their baby's life. During this time, I saw over and over again how a woman's birth experience and postpartum period has the power to shape her into a confident and strong mother. It is my desire to see that more women have the necessary support that they deserve during their transition into motherhood. There is no greater joy than being able to support a new mother, her partner, and siblings in their first few days and weeks as a new family.