KATHERINE (KATIE) JOHNSON, RNI have been interested in birth and babies since I was little. I graduated from nursing school in 2007, pregnant with our first daughter, so I decided to start my career after she was born as a childbirth educator and later became a Doula in 2012. I had the opportunity to visit a free-standing birth center in Denver while I was in nursing school, and I knew immediately that I wanted to be part of a birth center in Colorado Springs. I worked as a childbirth educator, Doula, and birth assistant for a home-birth midwife until 2016. In 2016, I began working as a Mother-Baby nurse at Memorial Hospital North. I joined the Springs Midwifery and Women’s Care team late in 2017 as a birth assistant nurse. My passion is supporting, educating, and caring for women and their families through their lives and especially during their childbearing experiences. My husband, Tim, and I have two daughters, Laura and Charlotte. I have… – A Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Physiology from the University of Colorado, Boulder – A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs I am… – State licensed as an RN in Colorado – Certified as a Childbirth Educator and Professional Labor Doula by the HypnoBirthing® Institute – Certified as a Lactation Counselor by The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice
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MOST RECENT BLOG POST
We are so excited to announce that construction began last week on Beginnings Birth Center! Old walls are coming down and the new space is starting to take shape. The layout includes 3 birth suites, 4 exam rooms, a beautiful family – friendly waiting room, reception desk, education space, and kitchen.
“We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” – Laura Stavoe Harm
Let’s be straight from the start, the thought of a home birth scared the crap out of me. I’m a traditionalist when it comes to birth (or I was)