Emma Butt

Registered Midwife

Emma graduated from the UBC Midwifery Program in 2017 and joined the incredible South Community Birth Program team in July 2021. During her time at UBC and traveled to Nepal as part of a Global Health placement where she provided maternity care alongside Nepalese colleagues in the rural community of Baglung during the 2015 earthquake. This was a life-changing experience that further fuelled her commitment to increasing access to and providing culturally safe and compassionate maternity care for all families.

Emma believes that supporting families through the intimate and transformative journey of pregnancy to new parenthood is an incredible privilege. She enjoys working with clients and families from different cultures and backgrounds and appreciates the opportunity to support families to build connections and community through our Connecting Pregnancy groups.

Prior to midwifery, Emma trained and practiced as a lawyer, with a focus on research law, policy and law reform, and Aboriginal law. She worked in South Africa for 2.5 years with indigenous communities supporting capacity-building, networking, and advocacy.

When she is not catching babies, Emma enjoys spending time with her 7-year-old daughter Stella and her family, and playing outside: hiking, forest walks, skiing, climbing, biking, and swimming in the ocean every chance she gets!