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Midwifery Services

Embracing the Wisdom of Collaborative Practice

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Thank you for inquiring about our Midwifery Services at The George Washington Medical Faculty Associates. We believe that collaborative care between midwives and physicians yields the very best outcomes for pregnant women and their babies. Our full-scope midwifery service provides in-hospital, midwifery-managed prenatal care and deliveries for the women of the Washington DC Metro Area. We only deliver at The George Washington University Hospital. We also provide a full array of GYN services and primary health care.

As of May 2019, there are 10 Midwives and two Midwifery Fellows in the practice. Midwifery Fellows are fully licensed and credentialed midwives who are taking an additional year of training with us to hone both their clinical and collaboration skills. You will see them and our three midwifery students working with us both in the office and on labor and delivery. Click here to learn more about each of our Midwives.

We see women on the typical prenatal schedule and provide 24/7 coverage for deliveries. Medical consultation and collaboration is provided by our physician colleagues at The George Washington Medical Faculty Associates and The George Washington University Hospital.

The George Washington University Hospital is located at 23rd and I Streets NW, at the top of the Foggy Bottom escalators.

We ask that clients who consider our midwifery service meet the criteria below:

  • Be in excellent health
  • Follow our nutritional, exercise , and lifestyle guidelines
  • Be committed to natural birth
  • Have partners or other support who are engaged in the pregnancy and natural childbirth process and additional labor support (a doula)
  • Understand that there is an inherent risk in pregnancy and birth
  • Embrace our model of care in a university-based learning environment
  • Be committed to waiting for labor to begin on its own until 42 weeks

Additionally, please review the Midwifery Screening Tool to ensure that you do not have conditions that would preclude you from midwifery care. Once you have reviewed these documents, please call us at (202) 741-2500 to schedule an appointment.

We host monthly Meet the Midwives sessions to come learn more about us.

Blessings on your journey!

Meet the Midwives!

Our next meeting is Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the George Washington University Hospital Auditorium. We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • December - 2019
    • 10 - Tuesday
      Meet the Midwives! -
      6:30pm - 7:30pm

      We host a regular Meet the Midwives session for you to learn more about us, the profession of midwifery, and our practice strategies. This is an informal group session where all your questions will be ...

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  • January - 2020
    • 14 - Tuesday
      Meet the Midwives! -
      6:30pm - 7:30pm

      We host a regular Meet the Midwives session for you to learn more about us, the profession of midwifery, and our practice strategies. This is an informal group session where all your questions will be ...

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  • February - 2020
    • 18 - Tuesday
      Meet the Midwives! -
      6:30pm - 7:30pm

      We host a regular Meet the Midwives session for you to learn more about us, the profession of midwifery, and our practice strategies. This is an informal group session where all your questions will be ...

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  • March - 2020
    • 24 - Tuesday
      Meet the Midwives! -
      6:30pm - 7:30pm

      We host a regular Meet the Midwives session for you to learn more about us, the profession of midwifery, and our practice strategies. This is an informal group session where all your questions will be ...

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  • April - 2020
    • 28 - Tuesday
      Meet the Midwives! -
      6:30pm - 7:30pm

      We host a regular Meet the Midwives session for you to learn more about us, the profession of midwifery, and our practice strategies. This is an informal group session where all your questions will be ...

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News & Information
  • GW Midwifery Leadership Transition

    The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates (GWMFA) is pleased to announce a leadership transition in the Division of Midwifery. ...

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    For low-risk pregnancies, obstetrician-gynecologists and other maternity care providers should consider labor and delivery approaches that facilitate limited medical intervention, according to ...

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