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Carol Gautschi is a Certified Professional Midwife (NARM certified) and is also licensed by the state of Washington. The longest continuously practicing home-birth midwife on the Olympic Peninsula, she has been a birth attendant for more than 25 years and has attended hundreds of births for families in her community and abroad.

Mrs. Gautschi is well-respected in the midwifery community, and has served as Chairwoman of Childbearing Ministries in Washington State. Currently she chairs Birth Matters, a collective of families interested in increasing the awareness of the safety and sanctity of birth at home. As a senior, well-experienced midwife she has taught midwifery skill workshops and passes on her expertise and wisdom in the time-honored tradition of apprenticeship. She has also taught for Midwifery Today..