Cathy Larson has served as our midwife for all three of our children. In the nearly six years we have known her, we are continually amazed at her professionalism, her expertise and her passion for the work she has been called to. There are few women I know who have devoted their lives so fully to this work. For it is the sacred work of angels on Earth.
Cathy’s attitude and energy toward birth and women instilled strength and confidence in my abilities to do hard things. She trusts. She is patient, never quick to react. She follows respectfully the wishes of the women she serves. All while remaining neutral, professional and loving. Her experience, both in my own small family and many, many others, gives her credibility, expert decision making skills and sound medical advice.
Cathy nurtures, educates, provides peace, loves completely without judgment, loves adventure, trusts women and the birthing process, answer the hard questions and holds a space few others can.
Though Cathy advocates strongly in the realm of womanhood and Motherhood, she also is a fountain of support for men and their role in the birthing process. Her acknowledgement of my husband in his role as guardian of me and the birth space validated his purpose and responsibility through it all. I feel that giving this respect allowed Chris to fully be present, willing and helpful during all three of our births. This is a unique and special gift, one that I am in awe of and so grateful for.
And to speak to her Birth Tribe, she nailed it. I highly recommend Cathy and any of the women she works closely with. Their birth philosophy is united in the strength of women and the beauty of holistic, natural and nurturing care.