Who We Are

Portland Natural Birth's Licensed midwife, Mirra Nerenberg

Mirra Nerenberg, LDM, CPM

I started attending births in 2007, graduating from Birthingway College of Midwifery with a Bachelor’s of Science in 2010.   After working at a busy birth center for many years,  I opened Portland Natural Birth to provide a small home birth practice that focused on individualized and relationship-based care for all our families.

I have believed in midwifery and the truest nature of birth for as long as I can remember. I was born at the Baltimore Birth Center and was told by my mother that birth is normal.  Decades later, I still believe birth is normal and our bodies are strong. My own homebirths have further solidified this deep trust and knowledge.

When I’m not witnessing strong families giving birth, you’ll find me hanging out with my two strong and active kiddos.  Of course, when I’m not on call you’ll find me deep in the woods hiking or backpacking.  I feel strong and grounded when I’m surrounded by trees and the mountains.  My husband and I also enjoy playing in our garden and kayaking when we can. Sometimes I even find time to hone in on my sewing and quilting skills.  The rest of the time, I’m most likely talking, meeting, educating, or sitting in quiet reverence of birthing people!

Portland midwife Jaime Lefcovich

Jaime Lefcovich, LDM, CPM, CAS

I am a graduate of Birthingway College of Midwifery, and have been joyfully attending births since 2015.  I discovered my love for nurturing growing families through my mother, who has been a lactation consultant and child/family advocate since I was young. Before beginning my midwifery education, I studied Ayurvedic medicine at the California College of Ayurveda, graduating in 2008. I have studied extensively with Ayurvedic doctors and healers throughout Southeast Asia, focusing on herbal medicine and reproductive health.  I love to bring my Ayurvedic knowledge to the families I support at Portland Natural Birth.  Holistic health and birth work is my passion, and I feel overjoyed to be able to support pregnant people and families through both Midwifery and Ayurveda. In my free time, I love to weave, spin yarn, garden, hike, and cook with my family and friends.