About Us

The philosophy of the midwives of Vivante Midwifery is that natural childbirth is an exciting but normal event, and birth at home for low-risk people under the care of qualified midwives can be as safe as birth in the hospital, without the unnecessary interventions.  We are committed to the practice of evidence-based care and shared decision-making with our clients.

We have a unique practice arrangement in that we combine the perspectives of nurse-midwifery and direct-entry midwifery.  Linda is a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), and Amy Jo, Sarah, and Sharon are Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs) and Licensed Direct-Entry Midwives (LDM). Linda, Amy Jo, and Sarah are licensed in both Oregon and Washington. While we come from different educational backgrounds, we share the same philosophy of natural birth and the belief in the ability of women's bodies to give birth without intervention.  See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the differences between types of midwives. 

A Word About Insurance

Our midwives believe that every person with a healthy pregnancy should have the option to have a natural childbirth out of the hospital.  Many insurance companies will cover a home birth or birth center birth with our Certified Nurse Midwives/Nurse Practitioners.  Check with your health insurance provider if this is important to you.  See our Payment Information page for more information.