“J” Juliana Barron, CNM
Alina Palmer, CNM
Anna Barlow-Harris, CNM
Cynthia McCullough, CNM
Ellen Hoppe, CNM
Holly Spence, CNM
The Certified Nurse-Midwives at NWWC are dedicated to you and your growing family. The midwifery team strongly believes in relationship-based, compassionate, and individualized care. Midwives honor a few hallmarks, including incorporation of evidence-based care into clinical practice, advocating for informed choice, shared decision-making, the right to bodily autonomy, and empowerment of all persons. NWWC midwives will ensure that your questions are answered and that you feel comfortable and cared for every step of your journey.
We have transitioned to a shared model of care, which means that each one of the NWWC midwives will be involved in your pregnancy, so that you have a relationship and a foundation of trust with whomever attends your birth.
Frequently Asked Questions About NWWC's Midwifery
Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) are registered nurses who have completed a graduate program in Midwifery. CNMs are independent providers of health care. We are licensed in the State of Oregon, can write prescriptions, and have admitting privileges to hospitals. CNMs have collaborative relationships with physicians in the event of a medical problem.
As Midwives we are trained to support and manage healthy, “normal” pregnancies and gynecological care. Although we regularly manage medical problems that arise in pregnancy and beyond, we do so within a collaborative relationship with an Obstetrician. Our Obstetricians are trained to manage high-risk medical problems and are trained surgeons.
Midwives at our office provide the following services:
- Prenatal care, labor and delivery support, and postpartum support
- WATER BIRTH at LEGACY GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL
- Annual gynecological exams, and breast exams
- Contraception management
- Evaluation and treatment of common gynecological problems, menstrual irregularities, menopausal management and referrals for mammograms.
- Monitoring your physical, psychological & social well-being through the childbearing cycle
- Providing individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care
- Hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support
- Minimizing technological interventions
- Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention
We do perform vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), however these services are only performed at Providence St. Vincent’s Medical Center, and are co-managed with a medical doctor within our practice.
We do not provide home birth, however, we can answer questions and perhaps direct you to such services elsewhere in the community.