Katelyn Poelman, 4th Year Midwifery Student UBC
My name is Katelyn Poelman and I am in my fourth year of the UBC midwifery program.
I am very excited to be at Abbotsford Midwifery for my clinical placement. I am also so thankful to the women of Abbotsford Midwifery and their families for being
willing to let me share in their pregnancy and childbirth experiences. My learning and growing as a midwifery student would not be possible without this invaluable experience and I am excited to be meeting you all soon.
For the past 8 years I have been working as a paramedic. My interest in birth began several years ago when I delivered my first baby in a mini-van on the side of the highway while working an ambulance shift. I was amazed by the mother’s courage and strength throughout the whole event. I started researching professions in the pregnancy and birth field and was intrigued and drawn to the model of care that midwifery
provides. My love and fascination for pregnancy and birth was further solidified through the birth of my own two children.
Since my family and I live in Aldergrove, I am very excited to be working in the Abbotsford area.
When not studying midwifery or working as a paramedic, you can find me outside with my family, hiking, camping or finding a good playground.