Accepting new patients

Laura Jenson, CNM, CPH, M.P.H., M.S., F.A.C.N.M. (she/her)

Accepting new patients

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing


  • Midwifery
  • OB/GYN

Special focus

  • Breastfeeding
  • Maternity Care (Women's Health)
  • Midwifery
  • Water Birth

Locations and contact

I see patients at

About me

Laura completed her nurse-midwifery and public health master's degrees at OHSU and worked in a community health center and hospital in the Pilsen area of Chicago before coming back to Portland. The desire to promote each woman’s self-determination while respecting her unique cultural and personal experiences forms the foundation for Laura’s practice as a midwife. She has a keen interest in legislative affairs, particularly regarding public health issues; she serves on the American College of Nurse-Midwives Government Affairs Committee. Laura is fluent in Spanish. In her free time, she loves exploring the green forests and cool waters of the Pacific Northwest with her husband and son.

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Education and training

    • B.A., 1998, University of Texas
    • M.S., 2008, Oregon Health & Science University
    • M.P.H., 2010, Oregon Health & Science University

Memberships and associations:

  • American College of Nurse-Midwives
  • American Public Health Association
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Ratings and reviews

Overall: 4.9 out of 5 (38 Ratings, 14 Reviews)

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