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List of Midwives
Arlington Womens' Center
1625 George Mason Drive, Arlington VA 22205
Physicians & Midwives Collaborative
Alexandria Office- 4660 Kenmore Avenue Suite 902 Alexandria, Virginia 22304
Kingstowne Office- 5901 Kingstowne Village Parkway Suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22315
Mt. Vernon Office- 2616 Sherwood Hall Lane Suite 208 Alexandria, Virginia 22306
Woodbridge Office- 12508 Lake Ridge Drive Lake Ridge, Virginia 22192
North Arlington Office- 3803 N. Fairfax Drive Suite 500 Arlington, Virginia 22203
Fairfax OB-GYN Associates
3650 Joseph Siewick Dr Ste 203, Fairfax VA 22033-1712
14701 Lee Highway Suite #303 Centreville, VA 20121
Loudoun Community Midwives
Primary office is 19465 Deerfield Ave. Suite 205, Leesburg, VA 20176
Satellite location is 3 1/2 E. Main Street, Berryville, VA 22611
Loudoun Homebirth & Healthcare, LLC
BirthCare & Women’s Health
1501 King St, Alexandria VA 22314-2716
NOVA Group for Women
8501 Arlington Boulevard Suite 300 Fairfax, VA 22031
NOVA Natural Birth Center
4200A Technology Court, Chantilly, VA 20151
INOVA Cares for Women
6400 Arlington Blvd Ste 210, Falls Church VA 22042
Fairfax Homebirth, LLC
3950 Chain Bridge Rd Ste 11, Fairfax VA 22030-3936
Rappahannock Women’s Health Center
1071 Care Way, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Advanced Care for Women
4604 Spotsylvania Parkway, Suite 310 Fredericksburg, VA 22408-7766
Charlottesville Midwifery, LLC
Kelly Sicoli, CNM
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare
240 Lucy Dr, Harrisonburg VA 22801-8036
Jefferson Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ltd.
600 Peter Jefferson Pkwy Suite #290 Charlottesville, VA
University of Virginia Health System
1204 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Augusta Health Care for Women
39 Beam Lane Fishersville, Virginia 22939
110 Houston Street, Suite C, Lexington, VA 24450
730 Lyons Avenue Charlottesville, VA 22902
Downtown Family Health Care
310 Avon Street, Suite #9 Charlottesville, VA 22902
2291 Evelyn Byrd Avenue Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Harrisonburg Community Health Center
1380 Little Sorrell Drive, Suite 100 Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Femme Care Inc.
2296 Jefferson Hwy Suite 108, Waynesboro VA 22980
The Midwives at VCU
The Nelson Clinic
401 N 11th St # 600 (5th Floor), Richmond VA 23292
(corner of 11th and Marshall)
VCU Institute for Womens Health- Stony Point
9000 Stony Point Pky, Richmond VA 23235
Bon Secours Health System- The Woman's Center
13700 St Francis Blvd Ste 510, Midlothian VA 23114-3223
HCA- Henrico Doctors' Hospital
1602 Skipwith Rd Richmond, VA 23229
HCA- Chippenham Hospital
7101 Jahnke Rd Richmond, VA 23225
Virginia Women's Center
Henrico Doctors' Forest Medical Plaza
7611 Forest Avenue, Suite 200
Richmond, Virginia 23229
Richmond Birth Services Inc.
220 Roslyn Hills Drive Richmond, VA 23229
Selah Midwifery Services
4906 Millridge Pkwy E, Midlothian VA 23112-4828
West End Midwifery Services
Henrico Doctors' Hospital- Forest Campus Courtyard Office Building
7603 Forest Ave. Suite #207 Richmond, VA 23229
Carillion OB/GYN Associates of Blacksburg
1997 South Main Street, Suite 704 Blacksburg, VA 24060
CMH Women's Services, LLC
420 Bracey Lane P.O. Box 839 South Hill, VA 23970
3524 Brambleton Ave Roanoke, Virginia 24018-6528
Centra Medical Group Women’s Center
CMG Women's Center
2007 Graves Mill Road Forest, VA 24551
Women's Health Service of Central VA
114 National Dr, Lynchburg VA 24502
Bayview Physicians Group
Lakeview Obstetrics and Gynecology - St. Luke's
20209 Sentara Way, Suite 104 Carrollton, VA 23314
Lakeview Obstetrics and Gynecology - Suffolk
2000 Meade Parkway, Suite 150 Suffolk, VA 23434
Center for Women's Health
12706 McManus Blve. Newport News, 23602
Hampton Roads OB/GYN, Inc.
2115 Executive Dr. Ste 9A, Hampton VA 23666-2410
Navy Reg Medical Center – Portsmouth
620 John Paul Jones Cr, Portsmouth VA 23708
Tidewater Midwifery Care
Middle Peninsula Women's Care
7685 Meredith Drive Gloucester, VA 23061
Tidewater Physicians for Women
Princess Anne Office
828 Healthy Way, Virginia Beach VA 23462
844 Kempsville Rd. Suite 208 Norfolk, VA 23502
Womancare Centers, PLC
100 Kingsley Ln Ste 200 Norfolk, VA 23505
Midwifery Center at DePaul
100 Kingsley Ln Ste 200, Norfolk VA 23505-4604
Langley Air Force Base- Women's Health Clinic/SGOBC
77 Nealy Ave, Langley AFB VA 23665
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Most midwives in the United States are health care providers who offer services to women of all ages and stages of life. With their advanced education and their focus on research and partnering with women, they are among the most modern, forward-thinking health providers in the United States today.
The midwifery approach to health care has never been more important. Today’s woman expects the best care. She expects her provider to understand and value her individual needs. She wants a provider who will partner with her to make health decisions.
Midwives focus on what is most important to each woman’s unique situation and values and often work with other members of the health care team. It’s time to think about whether a midwife might be the right choice for you.
When considering a health care provider who will best meet your needs, keep in mind that many midwives focus not only on maternity care, but also on the full range of health needs throughout life. Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) provide care from your first period until after menopause, plus all the important health events in between, such as:
- General health care services
- Annual gynecologic exams
- Family planning needs
- Treatment of sexually transmitted infections
- Care during teenage years
- Care for pregnancy, labor, and birth
- Menopause care
CNMs and CMs are independent health care providers. They also work with other members of the health care team, such as physicians and nurses, to provide the highest quality care. They work in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, medical offices, clinics, birth centers, and homes. They provide general health care services, gynecology care, and family planning, as well as maternity care (before, during, and after childbirth). They are covered by most insurances.
Midwives are dedicated to providing you with the personalized health care experience you deserve. When looking for a midwife who will best meet your needs, it is important to understand the different options available to you in the United States.
Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM®)
CNMs are registered nurses with graduate education in midwifery. They have graduated from a nurse-midwifery education program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME). This education includes a university degree as well as hands-on clinical training by practicing CNMs. They also have passed the national certification exam of the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB). CNMs provide general women’s health care throughout a woman’s lifespan. These services include general health check-ups and physical exams; pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care; well woman gynecologic care; and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. CNMs are able to prescribe a full range of substances, medications, and treatments, including pain control medications. CNMs work in many different settings, such as hospitals, health centers, private practices, birth centers, and homes. Most midwives in the United States are CNMs.
Certified Midwife (CM®)
Of note, there are currently no CMs in Virginia. CMs are midwives with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing who have graduated from a graduate-level midwifery education program accredited by ACME. The midwifery education program for CMs includes health-related skills and training in addition to midwifery education, which is the same as that of CNMs. Like CNMs, they have passed the national certification exam of the AMCB. CMs provide the same services as CNMs, practice in the same settings, and receive the same preparation as CNMs to safely prescribe a full range of substances, medications, and treatments, including pain control medications.
Certified Professional Midwife (CPM)
CPMs prepare for a national certification exam administered by the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) in different ways. There are two primary pathways for CPM education with differing requirements: apprenticeship training alone or an accredited formal education program. The health care services provided by CPMs are not as broad as those of CNMs and CMs. CPMs provide pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care for women outside of the hospital—often in birth centers and homes. CPMs are not able to prescribe medications in Virginia. Please, visit the Virginia Midwives Alliance website for more information.
Other midwives who are not certified by AMCB or NARM may be practicing in some states. These midwives may or may not have formal education and have not passed a national certification exam. They may or may not be licensed. Their services are usually focused on pregnancy and birth, and they are unable to prescribe medications.
For more details about the different kinds of midwives in the United States, view this chart from the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
As you think about your options, take the time to learn more about your choices. What do you want most out of your healthcare experience? What do you value? Midwives have the education and experience to tailor your health care plan based on current research and what you value most in your care.
- Our Role as Midwives
- Choosing a Different Care Experience
- Is a Midwife Right for You?
- Midwifery Myths Set Straight
Sources: http://www.midwife.org and