Laura MacPhersonClinical Director
MSN, CNM, ARNP, IBCLC
- Practicing since: 2012
- Renton & King County
Laura came to midwifery because she enjoys and excels at accompanying people as they navigate life’s big and small transitions. Her circuitous route to midwifery included working in spiritual care at Harborview Medical Center, studying mindfulness, trauma, and addiction at University of Washington and practicing as a perinatal psychotherapist. This path has given her the tools she needed to start in her midwifery career. Her care is evidence-based, trauma-informed, and rooted in social justice principles. Laura’s experience, education and training provide a knowledge base and skill set uniquely suited to providing excellent midwifery care to those who need it most.
Born to Indian and Irish parents in the multicultural city of Toronto, Laura spent her childhood there before moving to Montreal for undergraduate studies. She is a single parent to two teenagers, who she loves parenting more than anything else. Laura has had the dubious blessing of navigating the pediatric cancer world, and has a particular affinity for sitting with parents who have to learn to live in joy and heartache at the same time.
Laura’s community describes her as generous, funny, in love with learning, committed to joy and deeply compassionate. Her clients say that she is calm, knowledgeable, inclusive, family-centered, fully present, and sometimes irreverent.
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology
University of Washington,
Masters of Science in Psychology
Masters of Science in Nursing
Additional Clinical Interests
Health Equity, reproductive justice, trauma-informed care, contraception management/first visits for teens, parenting/pregnancy after loss