Kathleen Perecko, RM, MHS
Kathleen is a midwife, wife, and mother. She graduated from the midwifery program through Laurentian University, and has a graduate degree through Athabasca University. Her thesis was written on obstetrical trauma in maternity care and healing aware practices for maternity care providers, which has foundationally influenced her practice. Kathleen's approach to midwifery includes being intentional with the relationships she build with families in her care, encouraging non-hierarchical and collaborative relationships with families and colleagues, and working within a social justice framework. Kathleen enjoys opportunities to engage in research, mentor students, and teach.
Kathleen has worked in both BC and Ontario, in rural and urban settings, on islands and in the far north. She loves being a midwife - it is an art and a science, but most of all it is an honour to be involved in the transformational experiences of birth and parenting. Kathleen truly believes that when people are supported and valued, they have space to explore and make decisions that are right for them. By investing in families and communities, she believes midwifery care can change the world.
When Kathleen is "not working", chances are she is running after her three young kids, enjoying a big cup of coffee, or trying to take a nap.