Mary Lou Kopas, MN, CNM, is a midwife specializing in healthy pregnancy and birth, as well as well-woman care, and also serves as chief of the UW midwifery practice group. Kopas focuses on educating her clients to optimize their health and make informed choices about their care. She really enjoys getting to know the women and families in her care. Her clinical interests include second stage (the pushing phase) of labor, breastfeeding support, healthy newborn care, midwifery education, and psycho-social challenges during the transition to motherhood.
Kopas has served as president of the Washington State Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and serves on the statewide Perinatal Advisory Committee.
Kopas enjoys cooking, reading, skiing and biking.
Education and Training
University of Washington School of Nursing
Medical Education, 2011
Certified Nurse Midwife, 2011, American Midwifery Certification Board