Karen Parker, CNM

(503) 935-8467
Areas of Focus: 
Reproductive Health
Postpartum Care
Female Sexual Dysfunction
Breastfeeding Support

About Me

I have been involved with midwifery and women’s health all of my adult life. I fell deeply in love with the birth process the first birth I observed and have loved it ever since. Over the years there have been new and different aspects of my work that have kept me interested and engaged. This is why it has remained my passion over the course of my career. I believe in a woman’s ability to do the work of her birth. My role is to support her in this process, educate and provide her the feeling of safety she needs to relax and focus on what she needs to do.

- Karen Parker, CNM

I love to cook, take long walks with my Golden Retriever “Cooper”, and have lots of fun with my many grandchildren.

My Work

Office Locations: 
Hospitals Served: 
Providence Portland Medical Center

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
Certified Nurse Midwife
Education & Training: 
  • MN, Midwifery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 1994
  • Lactation Training Course, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 1994
  • BSN, Southern Oregon State College, Ashland, OR
  • AS, Nursing, Southern Oregon State College, Ashland, OR
Other Activities: 
  • Member, American College of Nurse-Midwives


Karen was amazing through the whole process from first appointment, through labor and birth to the follow-up. 100% likelihood I will recommend, as I just did.