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Colleen Forbes
 
Colleen Forbes has been sole proprietor and a licensed midwife of Midwifery Care, a homebirth practice, since 2001.  Ms. Forbes served as President of the Oregon Midwifery Council in 2007-2008, and Advocacy Council/Regional Representative of the council from 2003-2007.  Previously she was Clinic Supervisor at All Women’s Health Services in Eugene, Oregon; Director, Federation of Feminist Women’s Health Centers; and a volunteer in Honduras, Central America, for the United State Peace Corps.

Ms. Forbes graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology.

“It is my firm belief that much of the safety of homebirth relies on a mutual respect and collaboration between midwives and physicians,” she says.