Kimberly Bongcaron, LM/CPM (She/Her)
Licensed Midwife/Certified Professional Midwife
Kim is one of the Licensed & Certified Professional Midwives on our team. She completed a three-year program through Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery in San Diego, CA, graduated in 2016 and began her practice as a homebirth midwife before joining Long Beach Birth Center in 2022. She has attended births in hospitals, birth centers, & home birth settings all around Los Angeles & Orange County. Before birthwork she graduated from California State University, Sacramento in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Health Science, Health Care Administration worked in healthcare administration.
Kim’s journey into midwifery began serendipitously during her undergrad, when she took an internship at a Pregnancy Community Clinic. There her eyes were opened to the world of Doulas, Midwives, unmedicated birth, & water births. In 2013, she became a certified labor doula and shortly after began midwifery school. After starting school, she found out that her great-great grandmother was a local “midwife” in the Philippines. This connection made her even more assured in her choice to become a midwife, and she knew she was in the right place.
Born and raised in Northern California, she relocated to Southern California in 2011 when she married her partner of 20+ yrs. Kim had her own birth at home when her son was born in 2020. “He was born at home quickly, into his daddy’s arms surrounded by a few of my amazing Midwife friends!”.
Kim believes that knowledge is power and birthing families should be educated and informed in all aspects of their care. They should have options and the opportunity to have the birth they desire regardless of where and with whom.
Kim says, “My goal and wish as your Midwife is for you to be educated, empowered, and supported!”.