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Marisa Bryman, CNM, is a certified nurse-midwife at the Midwifery Birth Center in Portland, Oregon.
“The way I partner with people during pregnancy was shaped by my first job out of midwifery school at a birth center. Having a lot of time to get to know patients and their families, I was able to learn how to best support them through labor and the transition to parenthood. It's the kind of care I've tried to replicate throughout my career -- for both hospital and community birth.”
Marisa appreciates the variety offered by midwifery. She enjoys getting to know patients and their families and is awed by the strength they possess. In addition to caring for pregnant people during pregnancy and childbirth, her clinical interests include helping people find the right birth control for their lifestyle and situation. She also enjoys the opportunity to use her language skills so that Spanish-speaking people have the power to make informed decisions about their healthcare.
Marisa has been an active member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, serving as president of the Idaho chapter before moving to Oregon. When she’s not working, she enjoys riding and working on bicycles, hiking, knitting and sewing. She and her partner have two young daughters.
Master of Science Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery, Yale University School of Nursing, 2013
Bachelor of Arts, Peace and Conflict Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2005
American College of Nurse-Midwives
If you’re pregnant and want to begin care at WHA–or need to schedule an appointment during your pregnancy, call us! Find a provider and location here.
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