Kathryn (Kate) Fields, CNM
Certified Nurse Midwife
Raised in rural New England by a registered nurse and a high school teacher, Kate Fields always knew she was destined to pursue a career that involved educating and caring for others. While attending a women’s college, she realized that specializing in women’s health was her dream.
In the early 2000s, she started volunteering as a doula, supporting young women through the birth process at a local hospital in Berkeley, California. After attending several births, Kate realized that she could impact the lives of women and families in a positive way by becoming a nurse midwife.
At Vancouver Clinic, Kate helps guide and support women and families through pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. Her goal is to empower women to make choices that are right for them. She strives to treat every woman with respect, compassion, honesty, and humor.
Kate is particularly interested in treating perinatal mood disorders, helping women of all ages—especially teens—make informed choices about birth control, and assisting mothers facing breastfeeding challenges.
Kate holds a master of science with a specialty in nurse midwifery from the University of California at San Francisco. She also holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from Smith College in Massachusetts.
Outside of work, Kate enjoys spending time with her daughters and husband. She is obsessed with Barre3 exercise classes and Thorns soccer games. She enjoys eating amazing food from all the local Northwest restaurants and bakeries, and gets in the occasional Forest Park hike to balance out all of the treats.