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Midwives in Washington DC

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 had a previous cesarean delivery, a natural birth may not be a good option for you.

Call Us Today

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.

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  • June - 2019
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  • July - 2019
    • 09 - Tuesday
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      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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  • August - 2019
    • 13 - Tuesday
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      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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  • September - 2019
    • 17 - Tuesday
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      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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  • October - 2019
    • 22 - Tuesday
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      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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  • November - 2019
    • 26 - Tuesday
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      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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  • December - 2019
    • 17 - Tuesday
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      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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