Discover Midwifery Care

Personalized support and the safety of a hospital

Call 503-413-4500 for a free consultation 

What is a midwife?

Certified nurse midwives (CNM) are trained health care providers who have attained advanced education and certification on a masters-level or doctoral-level to fulfill their passion for gynecological health, as well as prenatal and postnatal care.

Midwives are experts in providing prenatal, birth, and postpartum care for people with low-to-moderate-risk pregnancies and provide high quality gynecologic care for people of all ages. These providers are uniquely skilled to help improve quality and decrease costs.

Midwives are known for their evidence-based, personalized approach; they partner with their clients to make decisions with a client's input and preferences in mind. They have expertise supporting people through the normal birth process and work to minimize interventions and medical procedures unless they are necessary.

Meet our midwives

Benefits of Midwifery Care

According to the American College of Nurse-Midwives, receiving midwifery care offers many benefits, including:

  • Decreased risk of needing a cesarean section
  • Reduced rates of labor induction and intervention
  • Reduced use of local anesthesia
  • Decreased infant mortality rates
  • Decreased risk of preterm birth
  • Lower costs for both clients and insurers (please check with your insurance for coverage and costs)
  • Increased chances of having a positive start to breastfeeding
  • Increased satisfaction with the quality of care

Take the first step towards an empowering and personalized pregnancy experience. Schedule your free 20-minute consultation with one of our midwives.

Call 503-413-4500 to schedule

Why more people are choosing midwifery care infographic. 30% lower risk of cesarean delivery. 33% lower risk of a low birth rate infant. 24% less likely to experience pre-term birth. Lower cost than OB/GYN and covered by Medicaid. Safety with the reassurance of a hospital setting.

Take a virtual tour of a midwifery clinic and birthing suite.

Meet Kaci, a mother of two, and hear about her experiences with midwifery care.

Five-Star Quality

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We love what our patients say about Legacy Medical Group–Midwifery!

HELPFUL: The provider and staff are always great. The provider and nurse were super helpful.

KIND: The midwives at this clinic are so kind and caring. I feel safe and well taken care of when I'm there.

CARING: The receptionist, nurse and provider went above and beyond to provide the care I needed. They were kind, understanding and accommodating. I feel very fortunate to be in their care.

The best of both worlds

Legacy Health features midwifery services at LMG-Midwifery at Emanuel and LMG-Midwifery in St. Helens, where you are cared for by a team of expert midwives. Both locations deliver at the beautiful Family Birth Center at Randall Children's Hospital. There, you will have the opportunity to soak in the tub and enjoy beautiful views of Mt. Hood, the West Hills and the Pearl district.

The Family Birth Center accommodates a full range of birthing options, including water birth. Expectant persons can bring their own doula or connect with a Legacy doula for additional support through labor, birth and early recovery. At the Family Birth Center, you will be able to experience all of the benefits of midwifery care with the reassurances of one of the region's finest hospitals.

85% of people who deliver in hospitals are considered low risk, and 100% of them are candidates for midwifery care.*


Convenient clinic locations and a world-class hospital

Our two featured clinic locations are conveniently located to serve patients from all over the Portland and Vancouver metro areas. 

LMG-Midwifery at Emanuel LMG-Midwifery in St. Helens
2800 N. Vancouver Ave., Suite 255 475 S. Columbia River Highway
Medical Office Building 1
St. Helens, OR  97051
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Portland, OR  97227

Call us today to find out if midwifery is a good fit for you.  

Call 503-413-4500

3. Lower cost for a midwife attended birth and midwifery is covered by Medicaid
10 Facts about Midwives to Celebrate National Midwifery Week in the USA (

4. 24% of women are less likely to experience preterm birth when provided midwifery-led continuity of care.
POPPIE: midwifery continuity of care for women at increased risk of preterm birth in south London – NIHR ARC South London ( 

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