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Providers

The Gorge Birth Network has compilied this list of providers to help you identify resources in the Columbia River Gorge. This list is not meant to be an endorsement of any specific provider.

Doctors
Midwives
Naturopaths
Doulas
Lactation Consultants
Alternative Therapies
Bodywork
Counseling
Acupuncture

 

Doctors

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La Clinica del Carino
849 Pacific Ave. Hood River OR 541-386-6380
 


Columbia Gorge Family Medicine
1108 June St.  Hood River OR  541-386-5070


Summit Family Practice
1021 June St. Hood River OR  541-386-2204
 

All Women's Health
810 13th St. Hood River OR  541-387-6464


Columbia River Women's Clinic
1810 E. 19th St. Suite 209 The Dalles OR 541-296-5657, www.crwclinic.com

Mid Columbia Family Health Center
Stevenson 509-427-4212; White Salmon 509-493-2133

Providence Women's Clinic
917 11th St, Suite 200, Hood River OR 541-387-8940, 387-8908 fax, http://www.providence.org/hoodriver


Midwives

(click here for more info on Midwives)

A certified nurse midwife (C.N.M) is a registered nurse who has completed additional training in nurse midwifery. They are certified by the American College of Nurse-Midwives and can deliver babies in the hospital. Licensed midwives (L.M.) have completed training according to their state's requirements but do not need to be registered nurses. They are available for homebirths.

Michele Bouche, CNM
Providence Women's Clinic (see above)

Mary Grabowska ND, LAc, LM
2304 Burnside St. Suite 104, Portland, OR 97214, 503-701-3375

Vibrant Family Medicine
Katherine Zieman, ND, LM and Jill Edwards, ND22400 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 503-492-1221
vibrantfamilymedicine.com email: kziemannd@gmail.com

Full service Family Medicine Clinic with 2 licensed Naturopathic Physicians and midwives. We use herbal medicine, nutrition, homeopathy, physical medicine to treat our patients, as well as pharmaceutical medicine when needed. We travel frequently up and down the gorge and are licensed to do births in Washington as well as Oregon. We do waterbirths and are also pediatricians.

Lorri Carr, LM
midwife@highlandmidwife.com
LM Address: PO Box 800, Goldendale WA 98620
Phone: 509-250-2072
www.HighlandMidwife.com

 

Contact Gorge Birth Doula Services for more information on contacting midwives in the Gorge region.

Naturopaths

Jennifer L. Gibbons ND:
10360 NE Wasco St. Portland, OR 97220, 503-252-8125

Mary Grabowska ND, LAc, LM:
2304 burnside St. Suite 104, Portland, OR 97214, 503-701-3375

Brenda Holcombe, ND, CPM
Complete holistic care from pre-conception through pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding, well-woman, pediatrics.
115 West Hermiston Ave. Ste:100, Hermiston, OR 97838-1761
541-278-7888 email: drbrenda@ymail.com web: ndmidwife.com

Joan Laurance ND: 1940 12th St., Hood River, OR 97031, 541-386-4844

Melissa Shays, ND, LAc, PC
Naturopathic Physician, Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture
melissa@shays.net
888.386.8784
866.850.9552
(fax)

Vibrant Family Medicine
Katherine Zieman, ND, LM and Jill Edwards, ND22400 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 503-492-1221
vibrantfamilymedicine.com email: kziemannd@gmail.com

Full service Family Medicine Clinic with 2 licensed Naturopathic Physicians and midwives. We use herbal medicine, nutrition, homeopathy, physical medicine to treat our patients, as well as pharmaceutical medicine when needed. We travel frequently up and down the gorge and are licensed to do births in Washington as well as Oregon. We do waterbirths and are also pediatricians.

Doulas

(what is a doula?)

Gorge Birth Doula Services
gorgedoula@gmail.com


Stacey Dillard-Farlow
541-386-9355

Molly Mears
mollymears88@yahoo.com

 

Lactation Consultants

(see the Breastfeeding section for more information)

Hood River County Health Department (WIC) (Bilingual)
541-387-6882, M-F 8-5
Lactation specialist on site. Providing home or office visits. Breast pump rental.

Providence Family Birth Lactation
541-387-6336

La Clínica del Cariño Clients only (Bilingual)
541-308-8373, M-F 8-6


Alternative Therapies

Suzy Sarmasti, D.C. (Chiropractor)
1942 12th Street, Hood River 541-386-1638

Cascade Acupuncture Center, LLC
Carola Stepper, RN, LAc & Associates
104 5th Street,Hood River, OR 97031, 541-387-HEAL (4325)
414 Washington St, The Dalles, OR 97058, 541-298-BEST (2378)
heal@CascadeAcupuncture.org, www.CascadeAcupuncture.org
Open Monday - Saturday, accepting new clients, no MD referral necessary. Call us for a free phone consultation. Read more about acupuncture during pregnancy.

Placenta Power Encapsulation Services

503.956.2980
placentapower@gmail.com;www.placentapower.com
Traditional Chinese Medicine or raw method. Optional placenta tincture and placenta prints included in price.


Bodywork

Mary Twombly RN LMT
541-806-9170
I do acupressure called Jin Shin Jyutsu. Very effective when used on self for self care and wellness. Also very powerful and dynamic when received from professional. Lots of things you can do to help a baby in utero and its mother, and postpartum and breastfeeding issues and beyond. I am certified in pregnancy and post partum massage. I have 25 years experience in helping women in childbirth as a doula, photographer, childbirth educator, midwife, registered nurse and now massage therapist. I also do Thai Massage, an ancient healing art incorporating yoga, massage and energy healing. I work with Tibetan and Crystal singing bowls. I offer natural induction treatments for post dates pregnancy. This is a positive step towards avoiding a chemical induction. I have had very good results with this safe, effective and nurturing treatment.

Kathy Carlson RN LMT
541-386-2973
Specializing in pregnancy massage, infant massage classes and relaxation and injury prevention.

Ann Loomis LMT, Third Eye Massage
202 Cascade Ave, Suite F, Hood River, 541-400-9920 (Lic #12637) Pain releif, theraputic relaxation

Stacey Dillard-Farlow
541-386-9355
Deep relaxation massage and foot reflexology. Compassionate pregnancy, labor, and postpartum massage.

Chelsea Bronder, Kukui Massage
LMT #18914
808-557-0144
202 Oak Street, Suite 700   Hood River, Oregon
I am a certified prenatal and perinatal massage therapist who was initially trained on Maui.  I combine flowing, effective and nurturing Hawaiian Lomi Lomi techniques with use of sidelying body cushions.  Whereas a mom-to-be or post-cesarean mom will not be comfortable on her belly or in belly cut-out massage tables that further aggravate "pregnancy posture", these sidelying cushions create comfort and a total sense of relaxation and letting go.  I offer package prices for multiple massages during and after pregnancy (also great as gifts!).  I believe pregnancy is the one time in your life that you completely deserve regular massage and love bringing relief to moms during and after this amazing time in their life.

 

Counseling

Cascade Counseling, Inc.
#70 Estes Ave., White Salmon, WA, 541-490-7045
I provide counseling services for children, teens, adults, families, and couples. Areas of expertise include: post-partum depression, relational issues, positive parenting, behavioral concerns, body image and eating disorders, and life transitions. Most insurances are accepted and a sliding scale fee schedule is also offered.

 

Acupuncture

Family Acupunture & Herbal Medicine
www.hrfamilyacupuncture.com.
I am a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist that opened a new family practice in Hood River. We can help women during pregnancy and postpartum.