Mary L. Gallagher, CNM, MN - Nurse-Midwife in Hillsboro, OR

Nurse-Midwife

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Provider Bio

Mary Gallagher, CNM, is a certified nurse-midwife at Women's Healthcare Associates in Hillsboro, Oregon.

From the Provider

“My greatest desire as a midwife is that my patients feel heard by me during their pregnancy, birth, postpartum and gynecologic care. I care deeply about building genuine connections and ensuring the women I serve can trust me to respect all of their healthcare decisions.”

About the Provider

Mary’s path to midwifery became clear through her social service experience supporting and advocating for infants, young families and pregnant homeless youth after college. Her favorite part of providing care as a midwife is making deep connections with women. She strives to understand her patient’s thoughts, questions, desires and concerns and to be a knowledgeable, compassionate and relatable healthcare partner for them. She is passionate about supporting women with all of their reproductive health decisions throughout their lives. Mary’s background providing labor support as a nurse in a home birth practice is the model for how she cares for women in the hospital—providing as much hands-on support during labor and birth as possible and desired.

When she's not working, Mary enjoys cooking, baking, crafting, reading, traveling and spending time with friends and family. She and her husband have a cockapoo named Maggie. 

Certifications

  • American Midwifery Certification Board, Certified Nurse-Midwife, 2018

Education

  • Graduate Degree:

    Master of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, 2018

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor Science in Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, 2016

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Arts, English, University of Oregon, 2012

Memberships

  • American College of Nurse-Midwives

Patient Survey Responses (38)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.61 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.53 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.68 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.56 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.61 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.44 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.37 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.66 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.6 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.66 out of 5
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