Kimberly Bongcaron, LM/CPM
Licensed Midwife - Certified Professional Midwife
My name is Kimberly or Kim and I have supported families throughout their pregnancies since 2013. I completed a three-year program through Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery in San Diego, CA and graduated in 2016. I received my Midwifery License from the Medical Board of California in 2019. I have learned & trained with various midwives and OBGYNs in both Northern and Southern California. My background has always been in health care. I graduated from CSU, Sacramento in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Health Science, Health Care Administration. I have been working in the health care field for over 10 Years. I love to learn about anything & everything about the human body and forever fascinated by our body's capability.
My career path lead me to the birth world while working with a remarkable group of Midwives & Perinatal staff at a Community Clinic in Northern California. Working closely with midwives and the perinatal team opened my eyes to a whole new world and educated me on the natural and normal process of pregnancy & birth. In 2013, I became a certified labor doula and after my first birth, I was hooked! It was such an intimate and empowering moment; I knew right then and there that I wanted to do more. Shortly after, I applied and was accepted to midwifery school and the rest is history.
I was born and raised in Northern California, but relocated to Southern California in 2011. I come from a large, very close, loving & supportive family. Babies have surrounded me since my early teen years as I have 10 nieces and nephews in which I consider them my "FIRST LOVES". I recently welcomed my son earth side in February 2020, who was born at home quickly into his daddy’s arms surrounding by a few of my amazing Midwife friends! When I am not at births I am enjoying my time with my little family- my husband Gerald, our son Nixon, & my Siberian Husky Kane Boy.
I am very passionate about pregnancy & birth. I strongly admire the Midwifery Care Model and believe that pregnancy and labor is a beautiful, natural process. I believe that women should feel empowered and supported throughout their pregnancy. Women should have options and the opportunity to have the birth they desire regardless of where and with whom.
I have attended births in both hospital & home birth settings all around Los Angeles & Orange County since 2013. I have been blessed to support over 100 families as they welcomed new life into this world!