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 women regardless of personal beliefs, race, sexual orientation, or economic status.
Gig Harbor Midwifery currently consists of Niki Coraggio, LM CPM. Niki is a Licensed Midwife (LM) who graduated from the Seattle Midwifery School in 2009. Niki is a professional member of the Midwives Association of Washington State (MAWS), the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (NACPM) and the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA). She has attended over 500 births since 2007, both in hospital, at birth centers, and at home. 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.
Your birth team will include Niki, her student, and an assistant.
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 women, pregnancy, birth and postpartum are among the healthiest times of their lives. Midwifery care focuses on the ways in which mothers 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 mothers.
As a midwife I believe strongly that pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding are healthy, normal events which just happen to be extraordinary. All women deserve thorough, supportive and attentive care during this important time. I strive to form strong relationships with my clients built on mutual trust and respect.
Hello, my name is Katlyn Carter. I began midwifery school in January 2017 at the Midwives College of Utah where I plan to graduation in August 2020. I have been attending appointments and births with Niki since March 2019. I worked with another local midwife for 2 years before prior to joining Gig Harbor Midwifery. I have been a birth doula for 4 years and love to continue learning from the amazing birth providers in our area.
I live in Poulsbo and am married to a submariner. Together we have 4 awesome boys. While the Navy has moved us all over the country, we are thrilled to currently call Washington home. Outside of my interest in birth and women's health, I can be found dabbling in farming, hiking in the Olympics, making soap, cooking what grows in our garden, homeschooling our kids, and spending time with family and friends.
Strength in Support
I was born and raised in Bremerton, Washington where I currently raise my 5 children. I am a typical Pacific Northwest girl – I love saltwater, evergreen trees, rain, mountains, and soaking up the occasional ray of Washington sunshine. Most of my time is spent attending clinic and births, being a mom, cooking delicious food, organizing things, and connecting with nature.
I became a doula in 2002 after training with Seattle Midwifery School. Pregnancy, birth, babies, and breastfeeding have always been a special passion of mine, so in 2012 I decided to make my passion a career, and started serving as a doula. In 2015 I started my midwifery education through Midwives College of Utah and finished requirements for graduation in early 2019. I am currently working with Gig Harbor Midwifery as the Assistant Midwife and look forward to receiving my own midwifery license very soon!
I have worked with multiple midwifery practices in the community, and even did a summer internship in Utah in 2018! I have extensive experience serving well over 100 birthing families in all types of settings. I enjoy facilitating Sacred Pregnancy and Sacred Postpartum workshops and retreats. AND…I have encapsulated over 400 placentas since 2012! I love providing care for growing families. This calling fulfills my heart more than words can express.
Every birthing person deserves to have someone there to guide and assist them in making educated choices about their pregnancy, and remind them that they can trust in the strength of their body during this time.