Vance Julia

Julia Vance, CNM


  • Specialty: Midwifery
  • Clinical Interests: Centering Pregnancy, Post Partum Depression, Water Birth
  • Languages: English, Interpreters Available


Julia's calling to midwifery began as a young girl when she tagged along to home births with her father in rural Ohio. At 16, she knew that she wanted to do the same, and at his suggestion, began pursuing midwifery as her life's work. Wanderlust and the birth of her first child (with midwives in attendance) led her to Portland, where she received her bachelor's degree in nursing from Oregon Health and Sciences University and spent the next decade working with pregnant women and teens as a public health nurse. Julia returned to OHSU for her master's degree in midwifery and since graduation has attended births in homes, birthcenters and hospitals in Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin. She most recently returned to Portland where she is very excited to be a member of the Legacy Emanuel midwifery group. She is honored to be working with a fabulous group of midwives and the diverse community of women and families that they serve.

Education: Oregon Health Sciences University: BSN 1991; MS 2002

Special Interests: Teen health, Mental Health and Postpartum Depression; Substance Abuse; Family Planning; Waterbirth

Education and Certification

  • Bachelor of Science: Oregon Health & Science University
  • Masters of Science: Oregon Health & Science University

Contact Information

  • Practice Name: Legacy Midwifery Clinic

Office Locations

  1. Primary Address
    Legacy Midwifery Clinic
    • 2800 N Vancouver Ave, Ste 255
    • Portland, OR, 97227
    • Phone: 503 413-4500
    • Fax: 503 413-5222

Hospital Locations

  1. Primary Address
    Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
    • 2801 N. Gantenbein
    • Portland, OR, 97227
    • Phone: 503-413-2200