About Kim

Kim Radtke

After completing my Bachelors degree in Social Work at the University of New Hampshire in 1989, I served in the United States Peace Corps in Morocco. While there, I attended my very first births. Upon returning to the States, I worked in the field of women’s health and became interested in midwifery.

In 1994, I moved to Seattle to attend Seattle Midwifery School (now part of Bastyr University).   After graduating in 1997, I realized I felt more comfortable providing emotional and physical support to families rather than giving medical advice and care and soon started my doula practice.

I have had the honor to attend nearly 200 births, serving in a variety of roles including; friend, photographer, doula, student midwife and midwife. I have seen first hand how birth can change a woman, her relationship with her partner and if well prepared, can enhance sibling relationships/acceptance of a new baby.

From 1998 to 2010, I worked as the Program Manager of the Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington State.  Since the fall of 2010, I have been living in central New York State, primarily taking care of my son who was born in 2009. I teach Sibling Preparation Classes and when asked, do breastfeeding and birth promotion contract work.