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List of Midwives

Northern VA

Arlington Womens' Center

1625 George Mason Drive, Arlington VA 22205
(703) 717-4600

INOVA Hospitals

Physicians & Midwives Collaborative

(703) 370-4300

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
(703) 391-1500

Centreville OB/GYN

14701 Lee Highway Suite #303 Centreville, VA 20121
(703) 830-4388

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
(703) 726-1300

Loudoun Homebirth & Healthcare, LLC

Hilary Biesecker, CNM
P.O. Box 92A Lincoln, VA 20160
(540) 336-0310

BirthCare & Women’s Health

1501 King St, Alexandria VA 22314-2716
(703) 549-5070

NOVA Group for Women

8501 Arlington Boulevard Suite 300 Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 560-1611

NOVA Natural Birth Center

4200A Technology Court, Chantilly, VA 20151
(703) 357-3808

INOVA Cares for Women

6400 Arlington Blvd Ste 210, Falls Church VA 22042
(703) 531-3000

Fairfax Homebirth, LLC

3950 Chain Bridge Rd Ste 11, Fairfax VA 22030-3936
(703) 534-0373

Rappahannock Women’s Health Center

1071 Care Way, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(540) 374-3100

Advanced Care for Women

4604 Spotsylvania Parkway, Suite 310 Fredericksburg, VA 22408-7766
(540) 710-1700

Planned Parenthood

Shenandoah Valley & Charlottesville VA

Charlottesville Midwifery, LLC

Kelly Sicoli, CNM

Charlottesville, VA 22901
(434) 270-6996

Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare

240 Lucy Dr, Harrisonburg VA 22801-8036
(540) 438-1314

Jefferson Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ltd.

600 Peter Jefferson Pkwy Suite #290 Charlottesville, VA
(434) 977-4488

University of Virginia Health System

1204 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 924-2500

Augusta Health Care for Women

Fishersville Office
39 Beam Lane Fishersville, Virginia 22939
(540) 213-7750

Lexington Office
110 Houston Street, Suite C, Lexington, VA 24450
(540) 463-7751


730 Lyons Avenue Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 296-3332

Downtown Family Health Care

310 Avon Street, Suite #9 Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 817-1818

Harrisonburg OB/GYN

2291 Evelyn Byrd Avenue Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Harrisonburg Community Health Center

1380 Little Sorrell Drive, Suite 100 Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 433-4913

Femme Care Inc.

2296 Jefferson Hwy Suite 108, Waynesboro VA 22980
(540) 946-0073

Planned Parenthood


The Midwives at VCU


The Nelson Clinic

401 N 11th St # 600 (5th Floor), Richmond VA 23292
(corner of 11th and Marshall)
(804) 828-4409

VCU Institute for Womens Health- Stony Point

9000 Stony Point Pky, Richmond VA 23235
(804) 560-8950

Bon Secours Health System- The Woman's Center

13700 St Francis Blvd Ste 510, Midlothian VA 23114-3223
(804) 423-8462

HCA- Henrico Doctors' Hospital

1602 Skipwith Rd Richmond, VA 23229
(804) 381-7946

HCA- Chippenham Hospital

7101 Jahnke Rd Richmond, VA 23225
(804) 320-3911

Virginia Women's Center

Henrico Doctors' Forest Medical Plaza
7611 Forest Avenue, Suite 200
Richmond, Virginia 23229
(804) 288-4084

Richmond Birth Services Inc.

220 Roslyn Hills Drive Richmond, VA 23229
(804) 282-8471

Selah Midwifery Services

4906 Millridge Pkwy E, Midlothian VA 23112-4828
(804) 477-2177

West End Midwifery Services

Henrico Doctors' Hospital- Forest Campus Courtyard Office Building
7603 Forest Ave. Suite #207 Richmond, VA 23229
(804) 523-3712

Planned Parenthood


Carillion OB/GYN Associates of Blacksburg

1997 South Main Street, Suite 704 Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 961-1058

CMH Women's Services, LLC

420 Bracey Lane P.O. Box 839 South Hill, VA 23970
(434) 447-7765

Shiphrah Midwifery

3524 Brambleton Ave Roanoke, Virginia 24018-6528
(540) 537-1131

Centra Medical Group Women’s Center

CMG Women's Center
2007 Graves Mill Road Forest, VA 24551
(434) 385-8948

Women's Health Service of Central VA

114 National Dr, Lynchburg VA 24502
(434) 239-7890

Planned Parenthood


Bayview Physicians Group

Lakeview Obstetrics and Gynecology - St. Luke's
20209 Sentara Way, Suite 104 Carrollton, VA 23314
(757) 357-5307

Lakeview Obstetrics and Gynecology - Suffolk
2000 Meade Parkway, Suite 150 Suffolk, VA 23434
(757) 934-9314


Center for Women's Health

12706 McManus Blve. Newport News, 23602
(757) 874-2229

Hampton Roads OB/GYN, Inc.

2115 Executive Dr. Ste 9A, Hampton VA 23666-2410
(757) 838-7277

Navy Reg Medical Center – Portsmouth

620 John Paul Jones Cr, Portsmouth VA 23708
(757) 953-4300

Tidewater Midwifery Care

Middle Peninsula Women's Care
7685 Meredith Drive Gloucester, VA 23061
(804) 693-4410

Tidewater Physicians for Women

Princess Anne Office
828 Healthy Way, Virginia Beach VA 23462
(757) 549-4796

Kempsville Office
844 Kempsville Rd. Suite 208 Norfolk, VA 23502
(757) 461-3890

Womancare Centers, PLC

100 Kingsley Ln Ste 200 Norfolk, VA 23505
(757) 451-0929

Midwifery Center at DePaul

100 Kingsley Ln Ste 200, Norfolk VA 23505-4604
(757) 451-0929

Langley Air Force Base- Women's Health Clinic/SGOBC

77 Nealy Ave, Langley AFB VA 23665
(757) 764-6994

Planned Parenthood

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What is a midwife?

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.

Midwifery Practice

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.

Types of Midwives

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

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.

Learn More about 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

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