"Katie spent time getting to know me and answering all of my questions.  It was comforting knowing that she was invested and cared about me and my family."

Katie Sullenbrand, CNM

Katie completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Iowa in 2005, and her Master of Science in Nurse-Midwifery from Frontier Nursing University in 2010. She has approximately 8 years of experience as a labor and delivery nurse, in both high and low risk populations. Her midwifery training took place in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, with a primarily Amish population. She enjoys combining the intensive evidence-based education she received at Frontier with the traditional wisdom of homebirth. Other passions include waterbirth, cloth diapering, babywearing, nutrition, caring for families who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy, and breastpumping support for mothers who are returning to work outside the home. Both of her daughters (born in 2009 and 2011) were home waterbirths. She founded Eastern Iowa Midwifery in 2011 to provide homebirth options to her hometown of Cedar Rapids and its surrounding areas. 


Alexia Slauson, Birth Assistant

Alexia Slauson began attending births with Eastern Iowa Midwifery in 2014. She is certified in Neonatal Resuscitation and is in the process of doula certification with DONA International. Her role is to provide comfort measures to mother and family while also providing trained assistance to the midwife. She is the mother to two boys, Ben and Milo. In her free time she enjoys crocheting and singing in a local choir.