KathRyn Barry, L.M.
"You're a midwife? That's a great job!" When I hear this my response is, "Indeed! It's an awesome job." I love what I do and learn something new at every birth I attend. I have attended births in Sonoma County for almost 20 years. My midwifery training consisted of internships at Sav-La-Mar Hospital in Jamaica and Casa de Nacimiento birth center in El Paso, Texas, as well as a home birth apprenticeship training with Constance Miles here in Sebastopol.
During my training I raised my own family. My first son was a hospital transport from my planned homebirth that resulted in a C-section. My second son was born seven years later at home in Santa Rosa - a VBAC I am proud of. My own birth experiences gave me a full understanding of what it takes to birth a baby and be a parent.
I have a background in biodynamic and organic farming, permaculture design, art, Ayurveda, Craniosacral Therapy and western herbalism and I majored in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution in college - all of which have given me a great set of skills to bring to my midwifery practice. I am also certified in Neonatal Resuscitation and CPR.
In my free time I enjoy my family, gardening, building alternative living structures, cooking, yoga and volunteer training service dogs for Paws As Loving Support (PALS).