She is a graduate of Bastyr University’s Department of Midwifery, formerly Seattle Midwifery School, a rigorous academic program coupled with lengthy practicum requirements. Prior to becoming a midwife, she was an experienced birth doula, postpartum doula, and nanny.
Kate believes in the natural process of pregnancy and birth, the intuitive wisdom in each person’s body, and that every growing family deserves the support of midwifery care. She believes parents are the best decision-makers for their families and that her role is to provide options and help clients learn about their choices. She is honored to witness couples grow into families, children become siblings, and the power of birth. She believes part of her job is to protect the first precious moments that parents have to meet their baby, keeping the birth space calm and family focused. Spending time with families during the childbearing year is a passion of Kate’s. Her wish is that every childbearing person could know the power and wisdom of their body and to know their true options in birth and the times surrounding it.
During her midwifery training, Kate worked with three midwifery practices in the Twin Cities as an apprentice and completed a six-week clinical rotation at a birth site in Genova, Italy. She has been an active member of the Minnesota Council of Certified Professional Midwives since 2006, sometimes serving as a board member. She is also one of three midwives on the Midwifery Advisory Council to the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, serving in this position since 2012. In 2016, Kate became the president of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Certified Professional Midwifery. Kate has been an active member of the Childbirth Collective since 2006 and is a member of the Rainbow Health Initiative. As a doula, she has been supporting families at births since 2004. She is also a notary public.
Kate is the 2010 recipient of the Jo Anne Myers-Ciecko Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Leadership. Twin Cities Midwifery and Kate Saumweber Hogan were awarded honorable mention in the 2011 “Best of the Twin Cities Birth & Baby” Awards and have been an award nominee in 2013, 2014, and 2017. Kate was recognized by Blooma as a Care Provider of Distinction for 2014, 2015, and 2016, all three years Blooma gave these awards.
Kate graduated magna cum laude from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York with a bachelor’s degree in music and minors in women’s studies and integrative health studies.
She lives in South Minneapolis with her husband and two children.