Barbara Jones RN, Program Director
For the past 30 years I have been a practicing nurse and childbirth educator. After purchasing the CBE Business 10 years ago along with my business partner Barbara Webster, my role has been the day-to-day administrative responsibilities, including class registration. I teach the majority of the CBE classes that are presently held in a classroom in the former nurses residence of St Mary’s Hospital where I trained as a nurse. I have had the pleasure and reward of sharing the birthing experiences with many families as I also provide “Doula” services. Keeping up with the latest in CBE and learning is very important for Barbara and I. We annually attend conferences on breastfeeding, caring for postpartum families as well as laboring women. We are both members of the Montreal Breastfeeding Committee/Association quebecoise des consultantes en lactation. I am a proud mother of three adult children all whom I breastfed.
Barbara Webster RN, MSc, Program Director
I started my nursing career 30 years ago in Vancouver, graduating from Vancouver General Hospital where I obtained my Nursing Diploma. I completed my BScN at the University of Ottawa and went on to get my Masters in Nursing at McGill University. I have taught prenatal courses for many years in both Ottawa and Montreal. My passion is maternal child nursing and my career has always involved caring for families during their childbearing years. My hospital experiences include; work in the birthing center, postpartum unit and intensive care neonatal unit. In the community I have provided care to families during their pregnancy as well as the postpartum period.
For the past 10 years I have taught nursing at John Abbott College, McGill University and University of Ottawa. I have guided many nursing students through exciting and rewarding experiences including caring for new families and newborns. I am an active member of the Association for Woman’s Health, Obstetrical and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN) as well as the Canadian Association of Perinatal and Woman’s Health Nurses (CAPWHN). My role in CBE business is financial administrator and occasionally I teach. On a personal note I have two teenage children, both breastfed. The births were easy but breastfeeding my first child was a real challenge!