Nest Midwifery



Are you interested in Homebirth? Waterbirth?

Laurie Perron Mednick and Melissa Gordon Magnus are Licensed, Certified Professional Midwives committed to supporting your process & choice as birthing individuals, as mothers, as families.

We serve the Portland, Oregon and SW Washington areas.

 Giving birth is a normal, albeit miraculous, bodily function. Women tend to give birth best when given respect and privacy to allow their bodies to work spontaneously and naturally. Nest Midwives love getting to know families and accompanying them on their journey from pregnancy to parenthood.

*During the COVID-19 outbreak we are making some changes to keep birthing clients and their families safer. We are happy to schedule a free consultation by phone or virtually. We are working to minimize our clients' risk of exposure through diligent sanitation, our midwives are adhering to strict social distancing guidelines, and we are screening clients upon entering our offices. Please contact us if you have questions about how we are handling this situation, or if you are interested in discussing whether you might be a good homebirth candidate.

How much do your services cost?

We charge a single fee of $5000 for your complete care including prenatal care, on-call time, labor & birth, and postpartum care.

We may be able to bill your insurance. Every insurance company and plan is different so you'll want to do some research to find out how much yours will cover.
                                                                We can help, give us a call.

Call us with your questions about homebirth,
or to schedule your free consultation

Laurie Perron Mednick, CPM, LM, ICCE

Melissa Gordon Magnus, CPM, LM


Or email us at:


Our office is at:

333 NE Russell St, Suite 204

Portland OR 97212


The McMaster House

316 E Fourth Plain Blvd, Suite A2

Vancouver WA 98660



“When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half.”
Gracie Allen



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