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Laura M. Macpherson, CNM, ARNP, MSN, IBCLC

Languages: English
Professional Statement
I care for women throughout pregnancy with the goals of a healthy mother/baby dyad, positive pregnancy/birth experience, and good postpartum adjustment. As a Nurse Midwife I believe that quality care requires a partnership with women and families; is offered in the context of their own lived experience and unique needs; is based on the best evidence available; and includes therapeutic use of human presence, and skillful communication. I believe that pregnancy and childbirth, while normal life events, are also powerful motivators of healthy behavior change. I support my patients as they make those changes to optimize their health and that of their family/community.
Education
Institution
Type
Seattle University
Medical School
Professional Associations
ACNM
Personal Interests
parenting my school aged children, solo adventures in the wilderness, international travel, teaching community college, reading in bed, heart-centered conversation with interesting people
Board Certifications
  • American Midwifery Certification Board, Certified Nurse Midwife
Services
Clinical Interests
  • pregnancy
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.4 out of 5 (35 Ratings, 9 Comments)


70

11/26/2016
Midwife had not read my records prior to the visit. Went through the records during my visit. Was not as organized or prepared as I expected.
90

10/04/2016
I appreciate being told CNM student would be joining appt. & asking if I was OK with that.
70

08/22/2016
Her manner didn't align well with always making me feel comfortable. But I think it might be just a personality difference.
70

07/26/2016
Have only seen this provider once so don't think I could recommend at this point, though my experience was definitely positive
90

07/07/2016
Good experience.
50

06/19/2016
I definitely will recommend the midwifery group, but Laura has a rough bedside manner.
60

06/16/2016
When asking me questions during our visit she sat at the computer (with her back to me most of the time) asking the questions and then typing as I answered. I'm sure she didn't mean anything by it but it was quite off putting and felt cold and like she wasn't always listening to me.
100

06/14/2016
Laura Macpherson was a very compassionate midwife that made me feel extremely at ease, took her time with me and provided some great resources for me. My experience was so wonderful with her that I look forward to moving my care to Swedish Ballard Midwifery [...]
80

02/14/2016
didn't explain blood glucose test coming up
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Swedish Midwifery Ballard
5350 Tallman Avenue Northwest Suite 420
Seattle, WA 98107
206-781-6080
206-781-6285
Affiliated Facilities
Swedish First Hill
Swedish Issaquah
Swedish Cherry Hill