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Kathy Higgins, CNM, MSN

Assistant Professor & Division Director, Midwives

Clinical Profile

Kathy Sue Higgins, CNM, MS – UNC Health Care

Kathy earned Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Valparaiso University, Indiana in 1978 and a Masters of Science with a specialty in Midwifery from Georgetown University, Washington DC in 1992, while serving in the US Air Force. Kathy has been in women’s healthcare for 21 years.

I believe midwifery promotes and supports personalized care, treating each woman and family as a unique entity and not just another number. Midwifery care entails assessing all aspects of a woman’s life, providing informative education as to her choices and supporting her decisions. I also see midwifery offering something very special to those women who give birth. Women often carry a picture in their minds about how they would like the birthing experience to happen. Midwifery provides a safe and supportive environment for women and their families to experience this special time.