Niki Coraggio LM, CPM
Licensed midwives are autonomous, independent professionals who work with women and their families during the childbearing year. Midwives work in concert with other professionals within the community to provide holistic, thorough maternity care. Gig Harbor Midwifery provides prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum care to healthy clients regardless of personal beliefs, race, sexual orientation, or economic status.
I am Niki Coraggio, LM CPM, owner and founder of Gig Harbor Midwifery. This practice is an extension of my self, serving the families and community that I love so much. I have known all my life that I belonged in a medical care role, but could not find a place for my strong values of individual choice and direct client relationships until I had children of my own and discovered the midwifery model of care.
I graduated from Seattle Midwifery School (now merged with Bastyr University) in 2009. I founded Gig Harbor Midwifery in 2010. I am a professional member of the Midwives Association of Washington State, and a Certified Professional Midwife. I have attended over 600 births since 2007, in hospitals, at birth centers, and (mostly) at home.
I am a mother of 5 children, living in Gig Harbor and enjoying a large spectrum of parenting experiences including homeschooling, public schooling, parenting adults, and many things between.
Gig Harbor Midwifery provides comprehensive prenatal, birth, postpartum, and initial newborn care for our healthy low-risk clients planning deliveries at home or in freestanding birth centers.
Midwives believe that for most individuals, pregnancy, birth and postpartum are among the healthiest times of their lives. Midwifery care focuses on the ways in which pregnant people can prepare their bodies and minds for the work of growing, birthing and then feeding healthy babies, while at the same time finding themselves in their new roles as parents.
At Gig Harbor Midwifery we believe strongly that pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding are healthy, normal events which just happen to be extraordinary. You deserve thorough, supportive and attentive care during this important time. We strive to form strong relationships with our clients built on mutual trust and respect.
Katlyn Carter LM, CPM
I am Katlyn Carter-woman, midwife, mother, partner, sister, and friend. I grew up in a small town in southern Idaho in a ranching community before going off to college and meeting my husband who was a submariner in the US Navy. The military has since moved us all over the country, and we are beyond excited to settle in the beautiful PNW! We now live in Poulsbo, WA with our four boys on a small hobby farm. Outside of midwifery, I spend my time homeschooling our kids, milking our goats, doting on my dahlias, cooking what grows in our garden, and spending as much time as possible outside.
I have been drawn to birth since before I can remember, though my early interest was related to cows and horses. When I became pregnant with my first, I realized quickly that the mainstream human birth world was very different than what I was familiar with. My passion and desire for natural birth led me to furthering my knowledge and building a trusted birth team. I went on to become a doula in 2015 and attended births at home, in birth centers, and in many hospital settings. This time of supporting my clients and walking the path of pregnancy with them helped confirm midwifery was my true calling!
I graduated from the Midwives College of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery in 2020 and have been working in a solo practice since. I am a Licensed Midwife and a Certified Professional Midwife. I am also a board member of WARM (Washington Alliance for Responsible Midwifery). I am passionate about advocating for women’s rights and autonomy and furthering the midwifery profession in this state.
As a midwife, I believe that all those who wish to become pregnant should have physical, emotional, and social support during their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. I believe that pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding are normal, healthy events that have the potential to be strengthening and empowering. I believe that, within the bounds of safety, all people should have the right to birth how, where, and with whom they choose. I believe in the importance of prenatal education, planning, and shared decision-making with my clients. I strive to build relationships with my clients built on trust, respect, and understanding.
Hannah Young LM, CPM
I am Hannah Young (she/her), a Licensed Midwife (LM) in Washington State and a Certified
Professional Midwife (CPM). I have wanted to be a midwife since 12 years old, after completing
a research project on the global needs of pregnant people and their babies. I began pursuing birth
work full time in 2016 through preparing for midwifery school, working as doula, and observing
births with a local obstetrician. I received my Bachelor of Science in Midwifery through
Midwives College of Utah in 2022, completing my clinical training with Gig Harbor Midwifery
and Salt and Cedar Midwifery.
I believe that midwives play an integral role in ensuring optimal outcomes for pregnant people
and their babies. I think it’s important that clients are aware of all care options so they can make
health decisions that are best for themselves, their babies, and their families. I focus on
ascertaining individual needs, offering education, and coming to a shared decision with clients. I
consult with and refer to other health care providers when a client’s needs are beyond my scope
I live in Bremerton with my husband and our two cats, nurturing myself through gardening,
reading, gaming, and crafting, and cultivating my relationships through intentional conversation
and good food.
Student midwives who are training in an accredited program may also be involved in care if clients consent. Gig Harbor Midwifery feels strongly that the training of students is an important part of increasing access to competent and safe midwifery care in our communities.