Kathy Watkins talks about her history as a midwife, her view of mindful birth in a family birth center in her community, her philosophy as a provider, and how she and her OB partner, Dr Megan Kasper deliver respectful, mindful care for the pregnant woman and her family in the Treasure Valley. She explains the process of a successful implementation of a family friendly cesarean practice in the hospital where she works and how she and her physician partners work so well together.


Kathy Watkins Certified Nurse Midwife.  Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada – Masters of Science in Nursing –Midwifery from the University of Utah – Transformational Nurse Leadership Fellowship from Duke University

26 years practicing as a Certified Nurse Midwife with certifications in Midwifery Sonography, First Assist at C Section, Centering Pregnancy, Evidence Based Birth Instructor, WaterBirth International

Currently, Full Scope CNM care with Saltzer OBGYN offering all pregnancy care inclusive of attendance at birth at St Luke’s Nampa Family Birth Center, well woman care, gynecology, contraception, menopause

Interests include a fit clean healthy lifestyle, commitment to the Triple Aim initiative, team member of the family friendly c section movement

Patricia SoLaMee'Heneage

Great work. Keep it coming.