Katie is a nationally board certified nurse midwife (CNM), certified professional midwife (CPM), and internationally board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). She is partnered with another CNM as co-owners of the only CNM homebirth practice in Ohio, Wide Circles Holistic Midwifery. Katie has a foundation in the fields of reproductive and public health and has worked with women and birthing families in various roles since the late 1990s. Called to midwifery after her own community birth experience with nurse midwives at The Birthplace in Pittsburgh (now the Midwife Center for Birth and Women’s Health), she pursued training as a doula and childbirth educator before earning her BSN in 2008. She served in the field of public health in the roles of project director, clinical educator, and clinician for two sexual health and family planning clinics and completed her master's degree in nurse midwifery in 2016. Katie strongly supports empowered choice and bodily autonomy in all aspects of health and has been very intentional about specializing in low intervention community birth throughout her career as a midwife. She has supported families choosing out of hospital birth at an Amish and Mennonite birth center in Wayne County, Ohio since 2016 and is committed to serving as a preceptor for midwifery students pursuing community birth experiences whenever possible. A student of herbalism and integrative health, Katie weaves these practices throughout her midwifery work. Katie maintains certifications in BLS and NRP, and regularly attends Birth Emergency Skills Trainings (BEST) and other advanced community midwifery skills workshops.
Masters of Science, Nurse Midwifery (2016)
Bachelors of Science, Nursing (2012)
Doula training (2005)
Lamaze Childbirth Educator (LCCE) (2010)
American College of Nurse Midwives
Wide Circles Holistic Midwifery provides skillful, low-intervention pregnancy, community birth, & holistic health care with board certified nurse midwives. Services include: Birth year care including comprehensive prenatal, homebirth, and postpartum midwifery care Fertility and conception support including in-home intrauterine insemination (IUI) with donor sperm Well person care with an integrative approach including annual exams, Pap screening, and labs as needed Lactation visits and support with an IBCLC and certified breastfeeding specialist