Great Starts Instructor

Kathy Wilson

Classes Taught:
Full series
Labor & birth miniseries
Newborn care
Becoming Parents Program

My professional background was in retail and banking. While my children were growing up, I started doing small business bookkeeping, which I continue today. In 2004 I became a postpartum doula, soon followed by childbirth educator in 2005.

Philosophy: My goal as an educator is to equip new parents with the information necessary to make decisions that best suits their birth goals. I also try to instill confidence that they are their own best advocates and to trust their instincts.

Family, hobbies, etc.
Married with 3 grown sons, 2 dogs, 1 cat and a horse. I am active in my church. I like to scrapbook and love stories by local authors.

Favorite thing about teaching:
I love to watch the confidence build over the weeks of the series.

Four adjectives that best describe teaching style:
Evidence-based, non-biased, energetic, and humorous

What she’d like students to know prior to class:
I’m easy going and want to build a relationship based on trust.

Most important thing for students to take away from class: 
Knowledge and confidence

What Kathy hopes to be doing in 5 years:
Teaching more classes!

Student Quotes:
“Kathy is very kind, approachable & committed.”

“She is always willing to answer questions and is very helpful.”