If you are considering midwifery care...

If you are considering a switch to midwifery care, the most important thing to remember is to trust your process and follow your inner guides. This is certainly true now, will be true in labor and as you mother.

There are midwives in DC serving all types of families with diverse desires.

We do only hospital births at the George Washington University Hospital. You can find Midwifery Services on the MFA website.

Our practice has 2 convenient locations:

2150 Pennsylvania Ave NW 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20037

2300 M Street NW Suite 110
Washington, DC 20037

Diet is essential. Read our nutritional guidelines -- we strongly recommend no processed, refined foods, including white flour and sugar. Regular exercise is required.

Keep up with your prenatal care until you figure out what you want to do. Looking at the midwife/doctor decision is essential. They are different approaches and you must choose the option that allows you to feel safest and most confident. We work very closely with our physician colleagues and are committed to a collaborative model of care.

Have you seen the Business of Being Born? Have you read Pushed, by Jennifer Block? How about the article, "Reclaim Your Right To Birth Right" by Christiane Northrup, MD? Been to http://www.midwife.org/?

All good places to start! Good Luck!
Whitney, Laura, Marsha, Nora, Kimla, Sierra, Alexandra, and Hannah