Heidi Daniels @ DC birth photographer

Heidi Daniels @ DC birth photographer

northern virginia home birth


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)
DC home birth



Our standard fee for comprehensive midwifery care, including care during your pregnancy, home birth, and postpartum is $3800. This includes both of our midwives attending your birth, meaning you do not have to pay an additional fee for a birth assistant in most cases. 

Sometimes you may qualify to pay little or no up front fees to the midwives, depending on your insurance coverage.  Please contact us for a verification of benefits with your insurance company. We offer discounted rates for families that qualify for Medicaid, WIC, or SNAP.

You can also finance your birth with NOVA WHC through Med Loan Finance. You can learn more or apply at www.MedLoanFinance.com.

Other costs

Clients are required to purchase a birth kit that is around $50.  There are also some other items on the list of supplies that can mainly be found within your household.

  • Water birth
  • VBAC and VBA2C
  • Support for paleo & ketogenic diets
  • Support for mothers in intense exercise regimens such as CrossFit
  • Herbal remedies handmade by our midwives
  • 45 minute appointments
  • Medicaid
  • Insurance billing
  • Lactation support 
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Pre-conception counseling
  • Well body care & PAP smears
  • Care of the normal newborn for 6 weeks
  • Professional relationships for consults and transfers 
  • Phone and email support 
  • Newborn Care classes
  • Childbirth education