About Our Practice

The midwives at NOVA WHC provide full-spectrum care for families wishing to birth their babies at home.  We offer regular prenatal care on a regular schedule, online scheduling, home birth, and postpartum care up to 8 weeks postpartum.  The midwifery model of care is based on client choice and autonomy and shared decision making, and relies on current evidence.

We provide care that includes your entire family, including 45 minute appointments.  Children and partners are welcome to be as involved as you prefer in all aspects of your care. 

We also provide:

  • Labs
  • Ultrasound referrals
  • Nutrition consultation
  • Pre-conception counseling
  • Well body care (including PAP smears)

 

What we offer

  • Water birth
  • VBAC
  • Herbal remedies
  • 45 minute appointments
  • Medicaid* 
  • Insurance billing
  • Lactation support 
  • Pre-conception counseling
  • Well body care & PAP smears
  • Care of the normal newborn for 6 weeks
  • Professional relationships with hospital providers and pediatricians for consults and transfers 
  • Phone and email support 
  • Military discount 

 

We are currently accepting clients with due dates of October 2017 or later.  The areas we provide home birth care include Northern Virginia within about a 20 mile radius of Fairfax and Alexandria.  We will soon be licensed to provide care for select clients in Maryland. 

 

Fees

The main fee paid to the midwives is $3000 + $700 birth assistant fee.  This fee is always paid out of pocket before your birth unless you have medicaid.  Insurance generally reimburses part of this fee after the birth of your baby.  

Other costs

  • Clients are required to purchase a birth kit that is around $40.  There are also some other items on the list of supplies that can mainly be found within your household; paper towels, tissues, hydrogen peroxide, etc.  
  • Verification of benefits. NOVA Women's Health Collective does not bill insurance.  We use a billing company that communicates with your insurance company.  It is $20 to sign up with the billing company. 
 

Reviews

 
Gentle, knowledgeable, and calming.

Brit is an excellent care provider. She is very gentle, knowledgable and calming. Throughout my pregnancy she dedicated herself to the needs of my family.

— A.M.

Supportive, responsive, non-judgemental.

"Ryann was a lifesaver in the days following my delivery. She came over and spent hours with me and my husband getting us through those first difficult days when you are struggling to survive from hour to hour. She helped me figure out a path to feeding him when it became clear my milk supply wasn't sufficient. She was supportive, responsive, non judgmental and so knowledgeable about breastfeeding.”

— A.R.

The best of 4 deliveries!

“Brit was there when I needed her where I needed her and that helped make my delivery the best experience ever! My son was even born with some complications not due to the delivery and she was there to research and make sure I understand the problems he was having without being pushed by doctors on decisions I had the hand in! Thanks, Brit, for the best out of 4 deliveries!" — B.M. 

 

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