Community Midwifery Care
Laura Roe LDM,CPM
I work with women and their families during the childbearing years. This can be in the capacity as a midwife and /or a counselor/therapist.
Certified Nurse Midwives
La Clinica provides quality, affordable, wellness-focused health care at 17 locations across Southern Oregon and specializes in care for women at its Family and Women’s Health Center at 910 S. Central Ave., Medford.
Our primary mission is to provide care to Jackson County residents with lower income levels, but our patients reflect every age group, race, ethnicity, and income level found in the community.
For pregnant women, we offer the services of a team of certified nurse midwives, with the option of delivery at any Jackson County hospital. We also have family physicians and an obstetrician on staff.
In addition to traditional prenatal care, we operate Jackson County’s first CenteringPregnancy program. This innovative, research-based group approach to prenatal care offers women the opportunity to move through pregnancy with the services of a midwife while also learning about prenatal and parenting topics and enjoying a community of women at the same stage of pregnancy. A staff lactation consultant helps with breastfeeding issues.
La Clinica accepts the Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) and more than 200 other types of insurance and offers an income-based sliding scale for uninsured women. Everyone is welcome—we don’t turn away anyone who needs our care.
Rogue Birth Center LLC
Jessica ‘Veege’ Ruediger, LDM, CPM
Jessica “Veege” Ruediger, LDM, CPM first began attending births in Southern Oregon in 1996 as an apprentice midwife. In 2003, she earned a parallel BA in Women’s Reproductive Lives: Biology, Evolution and Culture from Western Washington University. During her time in Washington, she also completed Postpartum Doula training from Seattle Midwifery School. She returned to the Rogue Valley to start a family, where both of her daughters were born at home.
She spent the next several years practicing the fine art of balancing parenting two young children with midwifery training, attending home births as an apprentice and assistant midwife. She began offering placenta encapsulation in 2006. In the summer of 2010, she interned at Mercy Maternity Center in Davao City, Philippines. She received her national midwifery certification in 2011, to become a Certified Professional Midwife. She was voted one of southern Oregon’s favorite midwives in Oregon Healthy Living of 2011. After obtaining her Oregon State License of Direct Entry Midwifery in August of 2013, she started her private practice, Moonstone Midwifery. She is honored to serve her community through offering holistic home birth midwifery care.
My philosophy is simple – I do not have my own agenda for your birth. My only goal is for you to feel fully informed and confident on your birth journey.