Kate Hartwell CPM, NHCM, CLC
Kate has been a licensed midwife and owner of Concord Birth Center since 2010. Before birth work, she managed two popular, NH based retail stores. Her education includes Heart and Hands Midwifery Intensive in San Francisco, CA, in 2000-2001, licensure in 2006 as a DONA certified doula, and an extensive midwifery apprenticeship from 2007-2010. She is an avid supporter of the apprentice training approach to licensure and welcomes students into the practice. She also completed the Certified Lactation Counselor training in 2012 to add to the care she provides in the postnatal period.
Kate values the midwifery model of care for many reasons, but informed choice stands out to her as one of the most important elements of healthcare. Talking to clients about testing options and working with them to make competent decisions is one of the most important aspects of her job. Catching babies is a highlight for Kate as well!
Establishing The River Guild is an important turning point in her career, expanding services to encompass the entire family with the same ideals and approach so important to her midwifery practice. The Guild will be a place for the community to be valued, heard, and respected in their health choices. Having a large area for classes, workshops, and gatherings will make The Guild an important community space – a place of calm, comfort, and happiness.
Kate is a NH native, with a wife and two young daughters. When she can, she enjoys heading up to the White Mountains and is working toward hiking all of New Hampshire’s 4,000 footers.
Cindy Owen CPM, NHCM
Administrator, Concord Birth Center
President, NH Midwives Association
Cindy has been attending births since 1999, first as a student and assistant, then as a licensed midwife since 2004. She graduated from Birthwise Midwifery School in Bridgton, ME and apprenticed with several home birth midwives, a birthing center in Texas, and a Family Practice. Cindy completed a year long Herbal apprenticeship in 1996 and uses natural healing methods in her midwifery practice. She has a good background in nutrition and breastfeeding support. In 2010 she joined in practice with Kate Hartwell at the Concord Birth Center. Together they run a thriving midwifery practice, attending birthing women at home and at the Concord Birth Center. They offer complete prenatal care, labor and birth support, and postpartum home visits for moms and newborns. Cindy believes that birth is a normal life process; that every woman should have the right to bring her baby into the world her own way. She practices by informed choice, offering the standards of maternity care, and listening to parent's opinions and requests. Cindy believes that family centered care is beneficial and educational for all involved. Children and partners are always welcome to attend appointments. As our practice grows by leaps and bounds, Cindy supports Kate in creating The River Guild next to the Birth Center. A spacious gathering place to bring holistic care, classes, and workshops to the wider community. Cindy lives with her family on 140 acres of conservation woodlands and fields. She and her husband have 6 adult children out in the world, and a teenage daughter at home. Cindy enjoys fiber arts, gardening, and homesteading.
Bryn Munroe, CPM, NHCM
Bryn Munroe is New Hampshire licensed midwife and a Certified Professional Midwife with the National Association of Registered Midwives. Bryn has been attending births since 2011 and has been a part of the Concord Birth Center family since 2013. She has experience with home, water and hospital births and offers placenta encapsulation services to birth center clients. Bryn gave birth to her son at the birth center in 2016. She enjoys fiber arts, hiking, gardening and playing outside with her son.
Carlos A. Perez, DC, RMT
I have been a licensed Chiropractor since 2003 when I graduated with honors from New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY. I began my Chiropractic career working at Advanced Injury Treatment Center in Bedford, NH where I focused most of my practice working with athletes and utilizing The Graston Technique as my primary method of working with injuries. During those 7 years, I started to realize that my heart and passion was beyond working exclusively with the structural body.
In 2010, I opened Back In Motion in Merrimack, NH as a place that offered complementary and holistic modalities that were in alignment with the philosophy, art, and science of Chiropractic medicine. For the next 5 years, I was blessed to work with members of SOMA Holistic Therapy which ultimately provided the environment I needed to further develop my intuitive and energetics-centered approach to Chiropractic care.
In 2016, I moved my office to Concord, NH as it was becoming apparent to me that I was ready to expand my offerings to include elemental Shamanic medicine, guided sound meditations, and workshops in the modalities of energy and vibrational medicine. I have always taken a non-conventional approach with my practice and feel blessed to have various tools at my disposal to help my patients. I describe my approach as simple and straight forward. I work WITH my patients to find the areas of imbalance in their lives whether it's physical, chemical, mental, emotional or spiritual.
As a Holistic Chiropractor, Sound Therapist, and Energy Medicine practitioner, I am looking to support and guide you and your Innate Wisdom to come through and express itself through your life as intended, with ease and grace.
As a wise teacher once told me, I am not here to heal you. I am only here to show you the way. Everything needed for you to heal is already inside of you. If you are willing to take your foot off the brakes, then you can experience change for optimal well-being. To contact Carlos for an appointment please call: 603-262-1770, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.backinmotionpllc.com.
Erica is a skilled Medical Intuitive, Inner Child Healer, Past Life Regression Therapist, Ascension Coach, Reiki Master, and Yoga Teacher (200 YTT). Services provided have been known to completely eliminate or improve physical illness or pain, energy imbalances, digestive impairments, sleeping disturbances, fertility problems, hormonal imbalances, mood swings/irritability, stress/fear/anxiety, anger/frustration, depression/loss of interest, fatigue/concentration/clarity, weight loss problems, increases motivation & vitality, postponement of the aging process. To contact Erica for an appointment please call: 978-852-5720. website:http://ethibeault.wixsite.com/ericathibeault.