MN Women's Care Provider Profile
Certified Nurse Midwife
For more than two decades, Katie has been at the side of countless women going through the birth process. First as a Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum charge nurse in a busy city hospital, and later after earning her midwifery degree, as a midwife at the Minnesota Birth Center.
Katie is experienced in all aspects of women's healthcare: preconception, prenatal, labor & delivery, postpartum, contraception, and primary care. She is experienced with waterbirths and VBACs.
Philosopy of Care
About her philosophy of care, Katie says:
"I have had the opportunity to serve families from around the globe – reminding women to snap, to say their Hail Mary, to rock, to take a deep breath – sometimes without having a language in common. I guess I could say I’m fluent in the language of labor and birth.
I have learned so much from the families I've served. As I sat with people in labor, I really came to understand my role as a guide and perhaps a facilitator. I have learned that women are incredibly strong and intelligent and when you provide space for it, will do what they personally need to do to birth the baby inside them."
Background and Education
Bachelor of Science in Nursing | Coe College | Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Master of Science in Midwifery | Frontier Nursing University | Hyden, Kentucky
Katie has been recognized as a "Blooma Care Provider of Distinction."