Midwifery

We blend the traditional art of midwifery with the modern science of obstetrics. We support natural childbirth while providing access to OHSU resources that ensure a safe and healthy journey for you and your baby.

An OHSU midwife performs an ultrasound on an expecting mother

Innovative pregnancy care

You have access to water birth, a thriving VBAC program, a group prenatal care option and more. You’ll find innovative choices with our nurse-midwives. 

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Our midwives

We are a diverse group of midwives in Portland, Oregon. We are passionate about helping women through healthy living, pregnancy and beyond.

OHSU's nurse-midwives

Well woman gynecology care

Gentle midwifery care throughout the life cycle, including annual exams, basic gynecological care and menopausal care.

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Why choose OHSU midwives

We have been serving women in Portland, Oregon and the surrounding area for over 20 years.

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Meet the Midwives

Considering a midwife for your prenatal care and birth? Come meet us!

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Midwifery birth stories

  • Despite a challenging labor, Sahra had the natural waterbirth she wanted.
  • Throughout her prenatal care and VBAC birth, Jessica became a passionate advocate for midwifery care

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Testimonials

"The depth of your experience and the personalized nature of your care made my husband and I feel comfortable in the unknown world of a first time delivery.  In fact the experience was so positive that I’m already excited to delivery future babies under the care of the OHSU nurse-midwives."

- OHSU nurse-midwife patient

"My midwife was able to bring calm to the room that really helped me feel comfortable and confident as I delivered my son."

- OHSU nurse-midwife patient