Catey Brannan, RN, IBCLC
Catey's passion for birth and post-partum care stems from her belief in women's super power to make humans and then provide food and nourishment for those humans. She believes good care to mothers during pregnancy and post-partum improves the lives of their infants and helps to create a more peaceful world.
As a nurse and massage therapist she has provided care for pregnant and postpartum women for 9 years. In the summer of 2010 she volunteered in Ubud, Bali working in a birth center, providing assistance to midwives helping women birth their babies and then learn to breastfeed and care for them. It was during this experience that she learned the importance of creating a gentle environment for mothers and fathers so they can best provide for their infants. It is her hope to provide compassionate care for all new parents and infants in her work with Denver Center for Birth and Wellness, trusting the natural abilities and intuitions the parents already possess and honoring their choices as parents as well as providing education and support as needed.
Catey has 5 years of experience as a hospital labor/delivery, mother/baby and nursery nurse. She also has experience in out-of-hospital birth centers where she assisted with prenatal care, labor and birth, post-partum home visits and teaching pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding classes. As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Catey has offered support and education to many breastfeeding moms and hosted breastfeeding support groups.
Hiking, and performing improv comedy are some of Catey’s other favorite activities.