“Although the popularly desired outcome is ‘healthy
mother, healthy baby’, I think there is room in that
equation for ‘happy, non-traumatized, empowered and elated mother and baby.’”
- Ashley Booth Young

Welcome to Rose City Midwifery!


Rose City Midwifery is a home birth practice serving the beautiful Portland, OR metro area and SW Washington. Our practice was founded by midwives, and Northwest natives, Melissa Gordon-Magnus CPM, LDM and Liz Clary CPM, LDM. We provide services that set the standard for compassionate, inclusive, and evidence-based midwifery care

As out-of-hospital providers, we at Rose City Midwifery believe in the power of choice. Through the people we serve, we are able to witness how empowering and transformative birth can be when families are supported in making the decisions that they believe are best for themselves and their baby. With this in mind, we strive to honor each person's innate wisdom about their own body throughout care, while also integrating the important clinical knowledge a midwife brings to facilitate a healthy and safe birth experience. 

Our practice utilizes the latest evidence and medical recommendations in harmony with the wise, ancient art of midwifery. We provide referrals to complementary healthcare providers as necessary to ensure the safety and wellbeing of client and baby. 

We practice in a model of relationship-based care, which allows for the development of a close bond between midwife and client. We see that the development of a strong relationship leads to greater sense of trust, ease, and comfort throughout your entire course of care. There is a lot of love and laughter in our practice and we feel fortunate to have known and cared for so many incredible families over our years in practice. We truly love our work and we think it shows!

Rose City Midwifery is dedicated to providing culturally competent care to a diversity of family structures, races, body types, faiths, sexual orientations, and gender expressions. We look forward to learning more about you and your family and how we can best serve you during this very special time in your life.


Liz Clary: 360-305-9919
Melissa Gordon-Magnus: 503-952-6989
Fax: 503-893-3088
midwives@rosecitymidwifery.com

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