Trina Koelwyn, student midwife

I was born in British Columbia, Canada and spent most of my childhood between there and Alberta. We moved many times while growing up, which I believe is what gave me my wandering spirit. I was never one of those kids in school who knew exactly what she wanted to do, there were many things I wanted to do, and I needed to try them all. I did some travelling and was able to live in Indonesia, Alaska and Hawaii for awhile. Along my journey, a friend introduced me to doula work. I thought that was it, I had found what I wanted to do. I moved to San Diego to live with a midwife and pursue this new career as a doula.

After attending a handful of births, it was clear to me that midwifery was my passion. I had discovered a desire for more knowledge and wanted a deeper way to connect with the women that I worked with. I had a beautiful home birth with my son, and when he got a little older, I made the decision to move to Portland to attend Birthingway College of Midwifery.

I am in my third year of classes and just beginning my  apprenticeship. In my spare time, when I am not doing homework or attending a birth, you will find me working in my garden, making plant medicines or body care products, and hanging out with my son. I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your journey into motherhood.