UBC Student Bio: Jade Bowman

Jade Bowman

It is an absolute pleasure to be joining this practice from September 2015 to April 2016 for my final year of midwifery school. I would like to thank all of the women, partners and families for allowing me the honoured privilege of being involved in your care. I am both humbled and excited to learn from you and share in, what I hope will be a positive and empowering journey to parenthood!

To me, midwifery is a calling and I’ve had the privilege of supporting childbearing families for the last five years. Prior to starting midwifery school I received my Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Victoria. Upon leaving the corporate sector, I worked as a midwifery clinic administrator, birth doula and childbirth educator. In particular, I’ve provided doula services for young mothers through SMILE and women with addictions through the FIR Square Program at BC Women’s Hospital. During the past three years, I have had the privilege of providing midwifery care to clients in both Vancouver and the Comox Valley alongside three amazing teams of midwives. I have also had the pleasure of completing an interdisciplinary placement with some of the Obstetricians at Lions Gate Hospital as well as the Family Physicians and midwives at South Community Birth Program. These positive experiences have been influential in shaping the kind of care provider I aspire to become, as well as in nurturing the deep interest I have developed for supporting diverse families from a wide range of backgrounds and social circumstances.

When I’m not immersed in the world of baby-catching, I enjoy travelling, cooking, listening to live music, watching movies and practicing yoga.

I look forward to getting to know you and your families in the coming months!