Midwife Care

Certified nurse midwives (CNMs) are registered nurses with advanced education, training, and national certification in maternity and women's health care. CNMs care independently for healthy women and consult with physicians if there is a problem that puts them at risk. In addition, they work with other nurses, pediatricians, and physician specialists when needed, and can make referrals to social workers and other professionals.

Nurse midwives bring a very personalized, one-on-one approach to patient care with an emphasis on health promotion and education.

Mandelynn Pray, G CNM

A native of The Dalles, Mandi provides prenatal care and delivery, gynecological care and consultation, annual exams, contraception and family planning, menopause and perimenopause management and services for teens.

Morgan worked in pediatrics and high-risk labor and delivery in Portland before returning to The Dalles. She worked as a nurse in First Impressions for seven years before completing her midwife training and joining the staff of Columbia River Women’s Center.

Mandi has two children. Away from work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

We Strive To...

  • Make your stay as comfortable as possible
  • Provide a comforting atmosphere while also supporting any medical need that may arise
  • Always give direct, one-on-one care
  • Personalize the birthing experience exactly as the mother would like
  • Provide alternative birthing methods like: water birth, and midwifery