Frequently Asked Questions
What type of midwives are you? What is your certification & licensure exactly?
We are Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), through the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) and licensed by the VA Board of Medicine (BOM) to practice midwifery. We are not a nurses; all of our training is specific to midwifery and the childbearing year.
Do you participate in continuing education? What kind?
What is your birth philosophy?
How many births have you attended?
Our team has collectively attended about 500 births. Most of those births occurred in homes or birth centers. Overall, 15-20% of births will transfer to physician care. Most transfers are non emergent, with the most common reason being long, first-time labors needing pain management.