Dr. Kathleen Ojeda, ND
I was born and raised in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota. I graduated from Bastyr University as a doctor of naturopathic medicine. I am also in the final stages of completing a Masters of Science in Midwifery from Bastyr. I was brought to midwifery and naturopathic medicine through the desire for a life dedicated to the pursuit of the overwhelming joy of loving service. I have been volunteering with several organizations to serve underprivileged children in various countries since the age of 16.
I attended Stanford University and graduated with a degree in neurological psychology and a minor in human biology. As I gained more focus on healthcare throughout my undergraduate career, I geared my service work towards sexual and women’s health. After graduation, my entrepreneurial spirit and search for a more holistic system of medicine brought me to a career in naturopathic medicine, and training as a craniosacral and visceral manipulation practitioner and massage therapist. I am very dedicated to the power of holistic healthcare, and I believe firmly in the ability of each individual to manifest their own health. I have begun my clinical education at Bastyr; while my skills continue to evolve, the clinical style I always attempt to embody is illustrated by the phrase, ‘listening in love.’
I came to midwifery through a desire to support health from conception. I ascribe to the belief that a child’s time in the womb and experience of birth are some of the most formative health experiences, and these experiences will continue to impact the health of the individual throughout the entirety of their life. I am interested in a model of practice that supports the health of the individual from the moment of conception, as an extension of the health of the mother, in order to build a firm foundation of health for life. In addition, I am drawn to the empowerment of women that pervades the field of midwifery, returning to women their dignity and power, and supporting the reclamation of birth by the women who are giving it.
I truly believe that giving birth is one of the most important events that will occur in the life of a woman; I cannot adequately express how excited, honored and grateful I am to have the opportunity to partner with women in this experience.
The foundation of my life, belief, and medical practice is this:
All illness would be eradicated if we could all remember the one essential truth-
Everything is love.