Embracing the Wisdom of Collaborative Practice
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 August 2018, there are 11 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 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
The next meeting is Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the George Washington University Hospital Auditorium. If these criteria make sense to you and you would like more information about the practice please click here.
Hydrotherapy Tub Upgrades
The George Washington University Hospital is committed to providing you with the birthing experience that you and your family want. At this time, we are in the process of upgrading our hydrotherapy tubs and installing new tubs. As a result, we are unfortunately unable to offer hydrotherapy tubs in this interim time. We offer a number of other hydrotherapy options that will be available throughout this time and we encourage you to talk with your midwife or physician about these. We apologize for any inconvenience.