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How to Make an Appointment

Thank you for your interest in midwifery care and natural childbirth.  Midwives take care of women who are low-risk and have no history of serious medical or surgical problems.  Please review the list below.  If you currently have or have had a history of one or more of the following conditions, your care may be best provided by one of our collaborating physician colleagues:

  • Major medical problems:
    - high blood pressure
    - heart disease
    - lung problems
    - epilepsy
    - auto-immune conditions
    - diabetes
  • Blood clotting or bleeding disorders
  • Previous uterine surgery other than previous cesarean delivery (such as myomectomy)
  • IVF Pregnancy
  • Age 40 or older
  • Depression or anxiety not responding to clinical treatment
  • Morbid obesity or bariatric surgery
  • Previous serious obstetrical complications:
    - preeclampsia
    - unexplained fetal death
    - postpartum hemorrhage
  • Any other medical or surgical history which may impact your obstetric care

Additionally, if you have a combination of problems that place you or your pregnancy at a higher risk level, you may not be suitable for midwifery care.  For example, if you are older than 40, have an IVF pregnancy, and a previous cesarean delivery, your care may be best managed by one of our collaborating physician colleagues. 

To make an appointment with GW Midwifery, please call (202) 741-2500, Option 2 and speak with one of our Call Center Representatives to get you registered in our system and make your first appointment.  The following appointment types are available:

  • Midwife Verification of Pregnancy (MVP): A GYN visit where your history is reviewed and an ultrasound will either be done or ordered to confirm pregnancy. This visit is ideally done at approximately 7-8 weeks.
  • Midwife New OB Visit (MNO): A new OB visit for pregnancies already confirmed by ultrasound or for women transferring their care to GW Midwifery.
  • Midwife Consultation Visit (MNV): A consultation visit where we determine whether you are a candidate for midwifery care with GW Midwifery.
  • Midwife GYN Visit (MNV or MRG): For annual exams, preconception, or contraception.

We look forward to hearing from you.

The GW Midwifery Team