Cathleen Hewlett-Masser, CNM
Cathleen Hewlett-Masser, CNM, grew up in Western Pennsylvania but delighted at the opportunity to move to New Mexico in 2005. She spent her first decade serving women and families in Northern New Mexico as a Labor and Delivery nurse and Lactation Consultant. Since then, she worked as a midwife while she and her family, husband and three children, made Albuquerque their home. Cathleen’s interest in midwifery is rooted in her love of the detailed workings and connections of the human body. Her original career path led to a deep dive in the biological sciences, specifically the physiology of living systems. However, her passion for human connection pulled her away from the microscope and paved a way allowing her love of biology to take on a more interpersonal focus. Birth is a beautifully complex human achievement, weaving together numerous physical and psychological systems. Midwifery, being “with women,” seemed like the perfect fit of science and heart. Cathleen uses her love and understanding of physiology to empower women to understand and own their own bodies and health. Cathleen is a strong advocate for autonomy and respecting the healthcare and reproductive needs of women across the lifespan. Cathleen uses her diverse educational background to hold space for the normalcy of pregnancy and birth while simultaneously understanding when interventions may benefit families.
Professional Affiliations: American College of Nurse Midwives
Undergraduate Degree: Santa Fe Community College, AAS, Nursing, 2007
Graduate Degree: Frontier Nursing University, MSN, Midwifery, 2016
Certification: American Midwifery Certification Board, 2016 – International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, 2010