KAT POTTHOFF, LM, CPM
It is said that midwifery is a calling. There is no other way for me to describe my decision to become a midwife than to say that I was, indeed, called to it. A deep curiosity stirred in me the moment I heard the word, landing in my heart as a very distinct and resounding “YES”, a knowing that lingered with time as I moved toward fulfilling and embodying this role, as a midwife.
Prior to stepping into the world of birth, I spent nearly a decade nurturing the growth and development of children and families as a nanny. In 2009, I became a birth and postpartum doula, attending births and supporting families through birth and into the early weeks and months to follow. After several years as a doula, my formal midwifery training began at Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery in San Diego and I began apprenticing with my two mentors, Dr. Deborah Gleisner, ND, LM, CPM, and Renee Sicignano, LM, CPM, IBCLC.
I am passionate about providing individualized attention to my clients, tending the emotional and physical changes during pregnancy and birth, and caring for families as they adjust to their new roles in the postpartum period. It is a deep honor to accompany you through the tenderness and vulnerability of pregnancy, birth, and all that follows.