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. 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 400 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 Angela Hotz but most people call me Angie. I am a student at Midwives College of Utah and started as Niki's student in June of 2018.
I have been a birth doula and childbirth educator for over 3 years and have been to over 100 births with doula clients and as a birth assistant with local midwives.
I am also the partner to a real life super hero who homeschools our four boy spawn and holds down the fort while I work to become a midwife.
I love to create things and make relaxation and meditation jewelry and edgy affirmation cards. I run the Peninsula Birth Network resource page and facilitate the Kitsap Cesarean and VBAC Support Group.
Hi, my name is Brandy! I am a Senior Student at Midwives College of Utah. 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 doing homework, attending clinic and births, being a football and cheer mom, and chasing after my energetic little ones.
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. I began school for my midwifery degree in 2015. As a student, I have worked with Dr. Joella Pettigrew DC, LM, CPM in Port Orchard at Innate Start Midwifery in addition to my time apprenticing with Nicole Coraggio, LM, CPM here at Gig Harbor Midwifery. I look forward to joining Gig Harbor Midwifery as a Licensed Midwife and Certified Professional Midwife upon my graduation later this year!
I recently completed a summer internship with Tooele Midwifery in Utah. It was so valuable for me to travel and see how midwives are practicing in other communities. I was able to learn and expand my knowledge, skills, and perspective. I love providing care for growing families. This calling fulfills my heart more than words can express. In serving families, I strive to support people from all walks of life, in having the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum they envision.