Jody M. Lindwall, CNM, MSN - Nurse-Midwife, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Portland, OR


Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Spanish

Provider Bio

Jody Lindwall, CNM, is a certified nurse-midwife at Women's Healthcare Associates in Portland, Oregon.

About the Provider

Jody grew up in Southern California, and attended Yale University for her bachelor's degree in Women's Studies. Jody was drawn to midwifery due to its focus on normalizing the reproductive lifespan of women and placing women and their families at the center of care. Jody completed her nurse-midwifery training in 2002 at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. After initially working as a nurse midwife in Lowell, Massachusetts, Jody moved to Oregon in 2006 to join Women's Healthcare Associates. Jody is passionate about educating women about their bodies, empowering women to make informed decisions regarding their health and advocating for their right to make those decisions. Jody’s goal as a provider is for women to come away from their pregnancy, birth or gynecologic care understanding the amazing potential their bodies have. 

In her spare time, Jody enjoys spending time with her family and her friends doing any activity that brings loved ones together.


  • American Midwifery Certification Board, Certified Nurse-Midwife, 2003


  • Graduate Degree:

    Master of Science Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery, Vanderbelt University School of Nursing, 2002

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Arts, Women's Studies, Yale University, 1994


  • American College of Nurse-Midwives


  • Top Doctors and Nurses, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2021
  • Top Doctors and Nurses, Portland Monthly Magazine, 2018

Patient Survey Responses (33)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.65 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.76 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.79 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.77 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.71 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.56 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.62 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.79 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.79 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.79 out of 5
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