Billy (Rachelle) Bills
Meet Billy: Although I am Canadian, and was born in Alberta, I became a Midwife during the 15 years I was living in Australia. I completed my midwifery training and graduate year in remote Alice Springs in Central Australia, before moving south to Geelong and working at The Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne, and then finally at the University Hospital Geelong.
While in Geelong I worked in the Midwifery Group Practice, which is the Continuity of Care program at Geelong Hospital. I loved working in this model of care, as it enabled me to build trusting relationships with the women and families I cared for, which is such an important part of midwifery care.
During the first 7 years of my midwifery career, I worked in a variety of Australian hospital-based settings and provided care to women and their families throughout pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. But, my goal was always to return home to be closer to my family here in Canada.
I was very happy to be able to complete my Midwifery Bridging Program at UBC in 2021. I chose to do my clinical placement here in Prince George with Sarah and Rachel at West Hill Midwifery. I had such a great time that I decided to join them, and commenced work as a full time midwife with them in March 2022!
I am really enjoying this new chapter of my midwifery career, working with such a lovely midwifery team, providing antenatal and postnatal care in the community, and supporting women and their families to birth both in hospital and at home.
I am enjoying living in Prince George with my wife and kids, and when I am not at work as a busy on-call midwife, I enjoy camping, hiking, lake days, cross-country skiing and hockey.