About Pathways Midwifery
Katrina grew interested in midwifery due to exposure to the field of birth at an early age: with a mother as an OB/GYN and years of birth stories from her work as a nanny, it’s really no wonder she felt a calling to this field.
In 2012, Katrina Nakao got her professional start in the birth world as a birth doula for Vanderbilt University Hospital, trained through DONA International. She then attended the National College of Midwifery from 2017-2019. Katrina is thrilled to be working hands-on with women in the community and to be providing evidence-based, supportive midwifery care, the realization of a life-long dream.
Before becoming a midwife, she studied psychology at Vanderbilt University and life sciences at the University of Maryland. She lives in Cheverly, MD, near Hyattsville, and while not midwifing, she enjoys reading, swimming, and seeking out adventures in the greater DMV.
Certified Professional Midwife
National College of Midwifery, 2019
B.A. in Psychology
Vanderbilt University, 2013
‘"If you are searching for someone who is knowledgeable, reassuring and confident in a woman's natural ability to give birth, I recommend Katrina. I am grateful for Katrina's support and encouragement during our journey."