Maggie Shaw, C.N.M., M.S.N., Ph.D.

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OB/GYN, Midwifery
Special Interests:
Midwifery, Water Birth, Maternity Care - Women's Health, Breastfeeding, Family Planning
Accepting Patients:
English, Spanish

"I believe that women should be enabled and supported through their contact with the healthcare system. I want women to feel safe and secure with me as their provider, knowing that I will ask questions, respect their answers, protect their confidentiality and be honest with them."


Maggie Shaw has a special interest in breastfeeding, culturally diverse care for women and teaching the next generation of midwives. She is also interested in research and program evaluation to demonstrate the high level of care nurse midwives provide. Maggie has a sense of a midwife's power to impact individual lives, families, communities and even policy at a state and national level. Her favorite parts of being a midwife are listening to the stories of women as they move through their lives and mentoring the next generation of midwives and mothers, helping them to listen to each other and develop their own sense of self-confidence.

Born in Pasadena, California, Maggie moved to Oregon with her four children more than 20 years ago. She pursued her Ph.D. with the intention of eventually working at OHSU in the School of Nursing graduate nurse midwifery program. While working on her doctoral degree, Maggie continued to deliver babies, raise her children and took on the role of grandmother. When she’s not working, Maggie enjoys being with her grandchildren, walking her dog, serving on her homeowner's association, reading, writing, and doing handicrafts.


"I strongly believe that women and those to whom they give permission should participate as partners in their care. I see pregnancy and birth as a natural process that benefits from oversight and occasionally intervention, but always in an informed manner that takes into consideration the medical issue, safety, the woman's desires, family and extended cultural considerations. I work as a member of the OB Team at OHSU, but my primary role is to be both care provider and advocate for my patients."


  • Degree:
    CNM: University of Southern California, 1984; MSN: California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1988; Ph.D.:Oregon Health and Science University , 2002
  • Certification:

    American College of Nurse Midwives


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