Laura Jenson C.N.M., M.P.H., C.P.H., M.S., R.N., F.A.C.N.M.

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Faculty profile

Clinical Assistant Professor School of Nursing

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5 (79 Ratings, 21 Comments)


  • Midwifery
  • OB/GYN

Special focus on

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


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


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 always been committed to working with traditionally underserved populations both locally and overseas and 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.


  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships and associations

  • American College of Nurse-Midwives
  • American Public Health Association

Patient Ratings

4.9 out of 5 (79 Ratings, 21 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Apr 06, 2019

    Laura is professional, knowledgeable, and very caring. I always feel at ease with her and she makes even the tough stuff seem manageable.

  • Mar 31, 2019

    Great visit

  • Mar 30, 2019

    Laura is a kind and caring provider. I love working with her. She really listens.

  • Mar 13, 2019

    She is so nice and caring. When talking to her you really feel like she is listening to you and your concerns. She also works to make you feel validated in your concerns.

  • Feb 22, 2019

    Laura has a great bedside manner. She never made the appt feel rushed. She made sure all my questions were addressed and each step was explained in detail.

  • Nov 15, 2018

    Laura Jensen has been a doctor of mine for over 5 years now and I will continue to see her until she leaves the practice. She's one of the most caring and connected doctors that I have ever worked with and she really truly care about her patients.

  • Nov 07, 2018

    She was amazing, she made me feel really comfortable. She listened to all of my concerns and gave me great information. He student was great also. It was a great visit! Thank you!

  • Nov 05, 2018

    She is thoughtful, kind, supportive, resourceful, and encouraging! I wish I could see her all the time!

  • Oct 28, 2018

    She's the best. Extremely caring and understands my needs as a patient.

  • Oct 04, 2018

    Laura is compassionate and so smart! She blends being personable and professional at all times. I trust her 100% with my health.

  • Sep 30, 2018

    She is very nice and patient and knowledgeable.

  • Sep 27, 2018

    I absolutely love Laura. She's everything anyone could ask for in a midwife and has the best personality! I hope to have all my future babies with her!

  • Sep 25, 2018

    Laura Jenson is the absolute best provider I have ever had for women's health. I am still dealing with postpartum trauma and pain from the birth of my first child (back in March). Laura was kind, compassionate, empathetic. She answered all my questions. I asked her to walk me through my medical chart notes from L&D so I could better understand the medical perspective of my experience, and she did so. She took the time to go through notes, my anxieties. Never once judging. Never once telling me what I should or should not do. She's an empowering provider. She's also so beautifully candid. She was the first and only midwife to actually give me her opinion on something I was facing back at my 2-week postpartum checkup. I NEEDED that opinion to help me make the best decision possible. While all of the midwives at OHSU are incredible, I only want to go see Laura here on out for all my women's health needs.

  • Sep 25, 2018

    Laura is knowledgeable and kind and really listens. She also remembers me from previous appts.

  • Aug 10, 2018

    Laura is amazing and awesome!

  • Jul 21, 2018

    Very thorough and informative

  • Jul 18, 2018

    She's very kind, and also explains things to you very nicely and you can understand. And, yeah, we like her, the way she deals ? yeah, especially with our culture, she respect our culture, and ? yeah, so we really (INAUDIBLE) her. Thank you.

  • May 21, 2018

    can't recommend enough!!

  • May 16, 2018

    The midwives need to be allotted more time for patient visits. 20min isn't enough!!!

  • Jan 25, 2018

    Laura was great! She made me feel at ease and was very knowledgable, friendly, and professional.

  • Jan 09, 2018

    This was an emotionally hard visit and the support and expert medical advice that Laura offered is so, so valued.

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