Community Midwives

Birth is not only about making babies . . . Birth is about making mothers ~ strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves 
and know their inner strength.

Northwest Community Midwives of Portland, Oregon view pregnancy and birth as a sacred passage - a fundamentally healthy process - not an institutional medical event.  We strive to nurture a woman's sense of personal strength and self-confidence, so that she may realize birth as an empowering experience.  If you are looking for a Portland midwife who believes that when birth is integrated into life as a family event, the family is strengthened as well, we share your philosophy.

   Merging Women’s Innate Wisdom with 
Contemporary Midwifery Knowledge 

We practice the Midwives Model of Care, providing individualized maternity services to women and families planning a homebirth or home water birth.  Susan had a home birth and believes strongly in its transformational potential.
With expertise in normal childbirth, Portland’s NW Community Midwives help women claim trust in their body's ability to safely and dependably give birth while promoting wellness and positive attitudes about birth and parenting.
Midwife Susan Moray and experienced midwife assistant, Alison Moline are committed to providing you with true Informed Consent – complete details about the various options available for you and your baby - to help YOU make decisions that best suit your family.   Please click here to check out this blog about us from a previous client’s waterbirth:  SoundMama

Included in this website is our backgrounds, philosophy and services to help you learn more about us.  We are happy to answer any questions you have as you begin your journey to creating for yourself a joyful and empowering birth experience.   After browsing the site, don't hesitate to check out contact info below to email or call with questions or for a free consultation.


                            Susan Moray, LDM, CPM                                         Alison Moline, SDM

For information about homebirth midwife services or
  for a free consultation appointment, 
call 503.230.2831
or email:

Northwest Community Midwives 
2133 SE Orange Ave, Portland, Oregon 97214
fax  503.334.4329

Belly flower and Hands on Belly photo Copyright 2003/Patti Ramos Photography.
Please no reproduction, copying or any use of the images on this page
without obtaining prior permission from Patti Ramos
Midwives’ portrait by Campbell Salgado Studios, Portland

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