Supporting Parents through

Pregnancy and Birth

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Pathways Midwifery is a full-spectrum pregnancy care provider, attending births within an hour of Silver Spring, Maryland. All prenatal and postpartum appointments conducted in your own home.

Pathways Midwifery is dedicated to providing clients and their families with quality, individualized care, education, and resources throughout their birthing journeys. Pathways chooses to ground the practice in evidence-based care, bodily autonomy, and parental empowerment.

 

Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, Katrina Nakao is a Certified Professional Midwife and attends home births in DC and Maryland. Additionally, Katrina works as a birth doula and monitrice, providing birth support in DC, Maryland, and beyond.

"Throughout my prenatal care, delivery, and post-natal visits, Katrina provided exceptional care and support. She was thorough, professional and patient. I have full confidence in her ability and professional judgement and would highly recommend her to anyone considering laboring and delivering at home."

--Suzanne S.

Katrina Nakao has been a certified doula since 2012, and holds a B.A. in Psychology from Vanderbilt University. She studied midwifery and apprenticed in Maryland, graduating from the National College of Midwifery in 2019. She is a certified professional midwife, registered in Maryland, and is a member of both the Association of Independent Midwives of Maryland (AIMM) and the North American Registry of Midwives. 

Attending home births is Katrina's passion, and she believes that all families in DC and Maryland deserve access to high quality, professional, and evidence-based home birth services.