Birth Services

Organization: Community of Hope

Our certified nurse midwives are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to accommodate your baby’s arrival schedule.

Our eight midwives support births at Washington Hospital Center and at our free-standing birth center, Family Health and Birth Center. The birth center option is available to eligible low-risk women each month and provides a relaxed and caring setting for you to give birth on your terms, in the two beautiful, home-like birth rooms.

If you are a current patient with questions about whether you qualify for an out-of-hospital birth, please contact Ebony Marcelle, Director of Midwifery, at [email protected] .

We offer a variety of services for our mothers during and after their pregnancy! Our midwives provide prenatal care, including groups, throughout your pregnancy. In addition, we connect our moms to our doula services and provide breastfeeding and other postpartum services. We'll also provide pediatric care for your newborn.

Monthly individual visits with a midwife during the first half of your pregnancy

At each prenatal visit, learn more about your body, your baby and the choices you have for care.

Transfers

We accept transfers up to 37 weeks for hospital birth only

No more than 32 wks with records for birth center birth option.

CenteringPregnancy® group care starts after your 6th month of pregnancy

Centering is a fun and supportive way of providing prenatal care in a group setting. Talk to other pregnant moms about what matters to you, ask your doctor or midwife and complete lots of fun activities: belly casting, eating snacks, and the chance to win prizes and gifts. Learn more on our website.

Breastfeeding Support and Education

Our breastfeeding experts educate you about the benefits of breastfeeding your baby and provide tips on how to breastfeed.

After birth, we provide breastfeeding support: home or hospital visits, phone calls, drop in office visits, and a “Mom and Baby Day” session covering SIDS, baby care, birth control and infant development.

Birth Center 101

The last Tues of every month
**Please Note: There will not be a Birth Center 101 in December due to Christmas**
Application: If you are a current patient with questions about whether you qualify for an out-of-hospital birth, please contact Ebony Marcelle, Director of Midwifery, at [email protected] If you are not a patient yet, call to set up an appointment.
Service Category: Care
Service Eligibility: Health Conditions Pregnant

Family Health and Birth Center
801 17th Street, NE Washington DC 20002

(202) 398-5520