Jennifer Bishop, CNM, MSN - Certified Nurse-Midwife, Midwifery, Portland, OR


Certified Nurse-Midwife


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Provider Bio

Jennifer Bishop, CNM, is a certified nurse-midwife with Women's Healthcare Associates in Portland, Oregon.

From the Provider

“Healthcare can be overwhelming and confusing. I strive to be an advocate for folks so they have a guide in navigating the system with confidence. Helping people understand their bodies and options then deciding on the path forward that feels most aligned with their identity is one of the things I appreciate most about the practice of nurse-midwifery. From choosing a method of contraception to helping someone come to terms with a difficult diagnosis—my goal is that each individual feels listened to, well-informed and in control of decision making.”

About the Provider

Life experience has given Jennifer a deep appreciation of the impact healthcare can have on individuals and families and she takes that weight and responsibility very seriously. She enjoys the structure and rhythm of caring for people in clinic every day and hopes that each person leaves feeling both heard and helped without judgement—whether together they have solved a problem or simply reached a better understanding of what is happening.

Jennifer relates to people with an open heart and gentle humor using a trauma-informed approach. Her interests include caring for teens, people who identify as LGBTQ+ and mothers/parents who are single by choice—helping with contraception, sexual health, options counseling, prenatal and postpartum care and wellness/preventative health. Having previously worked at WHA's Midwifery Birth Center (but no longer delivering babies), Jennifer also enjoys helping people evaluate their many delivery options.

Jennifer's past experience includes caring for local and indigenous people in Guatemala and a volunteer-run birth center on the border in Texas. She is a self-avowed cat lady who enjoys being in nature, dancing, cooking, crafting and cliché midwifery puns.


  • Certified Nurse-Midwife, American Midwifery Certification Board, 2013


  • Graduate Degree:

    Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Midwifery, Seattle University, 2013

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Science, Human Physiology, University of Oregon, 2007


  • American College of Nurse-Midwives

Patient Survey Responses (49)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.7 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.69 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.71 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.67 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.55 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.03 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.38 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.8 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.65 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.78 out of 5
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