Meet our Midwives: Katy Maistros, CNM

Katy Maistros, CNM
A Neighborhood Family Practice Midwife

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Why did you become a midwife?
I did a lot of birth and women's health advocacy in the community. I realized that I could be the provider of the care I wanted every woman to have. The more women centered midwives and women's health providers, the more choice women have. I also really love to see women realize how amazing they are! 

What is your favorite thing about being a midwife at NFP?
We have wonderful collaboration of care with the primary care, behavioral health, and dental providers. I love that we have the resources to help women with any need they have. As a provider I feel empowered to care for women and their families. 

What is your most memorable birth?
My own three births! I have three beautiful boys who had a peaceful entry into the world. I was cared for and empowered by midwives. They inspired me and loved me.

What is the one thing you want people to know about midwives?
We provide high quality evidence based care with a healthy dose of love and compassion. Our practice is based science and medicine, but with knowledge that life and circumstances play so much into your health. We see women as a whole person. 

What is your favorite piece of advice for mommies-to-be?
Be gentle with yourself. Educate yourself about birth but know that your body is made for birth! Stay active and keep moving