Interview with Homebirth Midwife Jill Edwards


“Mom’s intuition is huge, and so is my intuition for that matter.” ~ Jill Edwards, ND, LM

Jill Edwards completed her midwifery and naturopathic physician training at National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Ore. Edwards and her business partner, Katherine Zieman, run Vibrant Family Medicine & Midwifery in Gresham, Ore., and are among the highest sought midwives in east Multnomah county. They have a 10 percent transfer rate and a 3 percent caesarian birth rate. Here are a few of Dr. Edwards’ thoughts on birthing at home.

*Note: Transfer is moving mom from her her birth space into the hospital, usually due to complications with labor.


How long have you been a midwife and how many births have you attended?

I was licensed in 2008 and I have attended over 150 births.

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