Kathryn Peck MSN, CNM
“One of my favorite things about being a midwife is how creative the work is. No two people are identical and I love to use a variety of approaches to meet people where they are. All women are deserving of a healthy pregnancy and empowering delivery, whatever that means for them. Providing choices in birth settings is so important and I love attending deliveries in both birth center and hospital as the values of midwifery care are equally applicable in both settings.”
Kate Peck began her career as a labor support doula in Brooklyn, New York. After establishing a clear passion for supporting birthing people and their families she went on to become a nurse-midwife and lactation counselor.
Kate was fortunate to learn under many skilled midwives in Brooklyn, attending both home births and birth center deliveries at the Brooklyn Birthing Center. During that time she completed a bachelor's degree in nursing followed by a master's degree in nurse-midwifery at SUNY Downstate.
Following the birth of her daughter in 2015, Kate obtained her certification as a lactation counselor and is a dedicated breastfeeding educator as well as an avid believer in the need for increased support during the postpartum period.
Kate has since worked in a variety of settings including birth center and hospital and is thrilled to now be part of the team at the Connecticut Childbirth & Women's Center offering patient-centered care throughout pregnancy and postpartum as well as offering well-woman gynecological care.
"Absolutely amazing experience! Kate was a constant presence of calm and safety during my birth."
"I am so happy I switched my care to you mid-pregnancy and wish I did it earlier. I am so touched and blown away by the level of care I received not only during pregnancy but after as well. The midwives went above and beyond to calm my fears during my labor and even held my hand - I know I wouldn’t receive that level of compassion anywhere else. You can never get your pregnancy or birth experience back, and the birth center made it special and amazing. Thank you to all the incredible midwives, nurses and staff - I am so thankful for you all!"
In the community...
Kate, a native New Yorker, is now a resident of Connecticut where she lives in a 200 year old house with her husband, 6-year-old daughter and 2 cats. She enjoys reading, gardening, cooking (and eating) and spending time with family and friends.