Katherine Irizarry, CNM, MSN, is a Licensed midwife with Village Maternity in New York, NY.
With over 10 years of experience in midwifery, Katherine is honored to fulfill her passion for providing safe holistic care to women throughout their prenatal care.
Katherine began her nursing career as a postpartum registered nurse at New York Presbyterian Hospital in NY, NY after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2001. As much as she enjoyed women’s health nursing she decided to pursue her calling to become a midwife. She attended SUNY Downstate Nurse-Midwifery program and graduated in 2007.
While attending SUNY’s midwifery program she had the opportunity to volunteer for a few months as a registered nurse at Holy Family Birth Center in Texas. It was there that she assisted and shadowed midwives who provided exemplary care and taught her how to honor and protect the natural processes of pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.
In addition to her role as a midwife, Katherine has also worked as a clinical adjunct professor in maternity for accelerated nursing students at PACE University in Pleasantville, NY as well as the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, NY. Through these programs, Katherine had the opportunity to share her passion for women’s health while helping nursing students gain practical, real-world experiences.
Katherine is fluent in Spanish and strives to provide culturally competent care by supporting and listening to every woman’s individual needs while helping them to find their inner strength during this wondrous time in their life.
Katherine is married with two children. When she is not working, Katherine enjoys spending time with her family, the outdoors, exercising and traveling. She enjoys the simple things in life and has dedicated herself to providing women with exceptional prenatal care while preserving and respecting individuality, human dignity, and cultural variation.