Deborah Blue in Clinic

Our experienced certified nurse-midwives has delivered thousands of babies. We collaborate with each patient to create a personalized birth preferences, in keeping with individual values, cultural preferences and medical needs. We believe that giving birth is a holistic journey that also includes emotional, spiritual and family-related aspects.

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The Collective Nailah Dodd

COMING SOON: The Collective

Learn about The Collective: A Community-Engaged Doula Program Pilot at UW Medical Center-Montlake here.

What do we do?

Clinical Care

The Midwifery Division supports patients through relationship-based care by providing education materials, listening to and addressing their concerns, and creating plans to satisfy individual patients' birthing needs.


The Midwifery Division collaborates with maternal-fetal medicine physicians as well as other clinical staff to provide personalized care to high risk patients throughout pregnancy and birth.


The Midwifery Divisions works with medical students, OBGYN residents, and fellows to ensure that the trainees are proficient at collaborating with midwives in their future clinical practice. We also participate in training student nurse midwives and enjoy sharing our knowledge with future peers in midwifery!


Heather Ranney

Heather Ranney, CNM, WHNP

Division Chief, Midwifery

Deborah Blue

Deborah Blue, MSN, CNM, ARNP

Associate Division Chief, Midwifery 



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Where we are

Our midwives practice at the following UW Medicine sites:

UWMC Montlake

Childbirth Center at UW Medical Center - Montlake

The Birth Center at UW Medical Center - Montlake is dedicated to patient- and family-centered care during labor, birth and recovery, providing you with the birth experience you desire. 

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Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic at UW Medical Center – Montlake

The Maternal and Infant Care Clinic provides comprehensive pregnancy-related services and ongoing obstetric care for patients with health conditions or special challenges that may complicate pregnancy or birth.

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UW Neighborhood Ravenna Clinic

UW Neighborhood Clinic, Ravenna

UW Medicine Primary & Urgent Care at Ravenna, located near the University Village shopping center, provides a wide array of primary care services for the entire family, six days a week. Urgent care services are offered seven days a week.

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NW Labor & Delivery

Childbirth Center at UW Medical Center - Northwest

The Childbirth Center at UWMC - Northwest provides the finest maternity care for expecting mothers and newborns in a setting designed to support your entire birth experience. Our experienced team of obstetricians and certified nurse midwives offer expert care before, during and after the birth of your child. 

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Ballard Clinic

Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic at Ballard

Located in Seattle’s booming Ballard neighborhood, the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic at Ballard provides a full range of care, from wellness exams to pregnancy care to the latest in minimally invasive surgery. 

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Northwest Outpatient

Midwives Clinic at Northwest Outpatient Medical Center

At the Midwives Clinic at Northwest Outpatient Medical Center, our certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) are advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) with graduate degrees in nurse-midwifery and who have passed a national certification exam.

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UW Neighborhood Clinic SLU

Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic at South Lake Union

We provide a full range of gynecology and obstetrics care at UW Medicine’s South Lake Union campus. Our OBGYN care experts want to help every patient achieve total health through all stages of life. Services include well-person care and exams, expert counseling around pregnancy and birth control, and specialty care for complex conditions, including cancer.

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