Kate Potthast, LM, CPM
Kate Potthast is a Licensed Midwife (LM) and a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), licensed by the California Medical Board.  In addition to being a midwife, Kate enjoys photography, reading, spending time with her family, and taking an active role in issues pertaining to the empowerment of women.

Kate's Philosophy

I fell in love with pregnancy and motherhood during my first pregnancy.  To me, pregnancy was a miracle and motherhood a joy.  I fell in love with the birth process after my second child was born, this time at home with a midwife.  I had never experienced anything so powerful, so challenging, or so beautiful.

I knew then that I wanted to help other women have the kind of empowering birth experience that I had.  I wanted to provide safe, supportive and loving care for women as they crossed the threshold into motherhood.

My passion for birth, for women and for babies has only increased over the years.  I have been supporting women during childbirth in the various capacities of doula, student midwife, birth assistant, and primary care midwife since 2009.  As a Licensed Midwife, I look forward to serving you as you plan your birth.

I believe that birth is inherently a natural process, and that it can be both beautiful and empowering.  Each birth experience is unique and every baby is a brand new miracle.  As a Licensed Midwife, my role is to support and educate you during pregnancy and birth so that you are able to make informed decisions regarding your care. 

My goal is to help you have a safe and fulfilling birth experience.

Education, Certifications, and Memberships

  • Licensed Midwife by the Medical Board of California
  • Certified Professional Midwife by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM)
  • Associate of Science in Midwifery (ASM)
  • Member of California Association of Midwives (CAM)
  • Member of Midwives' Alliance of North America (MANA)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certification (NRP)
  • Certification in Cardiopulmonary Resusication (CPR)
  • Doula Training
  • Advanced Doula Training
  • Breastfeeding Counselor
  • Nutritional Herbologist Certification
  • Professional Photography Certification from New York Institute of Photography (NYIP)