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5pm, Sunday, March 19th, 2023
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Welcome to M.A.M.A.S.!

M.A.M.A.S., Inc. is a full-scope midwifery practice, serving Washington DC and the close-in Maryland suburbs of DC. Our certified nurse-midwives offer prenatal care, birth services, postpartum care, well-body gyn care, family planning, breastfeeding/early parenting assistance, and intrauterine insemination, all in the comfort of your home.


 Who we are

M.A.M.A.S. is a bilingual practice of Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs). Mairi Breen Rothman CNM DM and Emily Johnson CNM MSN hold undergraduate degrees in nursing and graduate degrees from midwifery education programs accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education.  They are certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board, and are licensed in DC and Maryland to provide primary care for women and people assigned female at birth, as well as newborns for the first month of life. Together, they have almost forty years of experience as midwives attending births at home, in birth centers and in hospitals. In addition, Máiri is one of the first 8 midwives in the United States who has a doctorate in midwifery.


What we do

Prenatal care:  our model combines individual visits, and Community Care–bringing together a group of birthing people (and their families) due in the same month, to discuss prenatal exercise, nutrition, self-care, breastfeeding, and preparation for birth, while sharing their knowledge and building community.

Birth services attended by two qualified professionals in your home, using our fully-equipped state-of-the-art mobile office.

Newborn Care: Our midwives are credentialed to do newborn care for the first month of life.  We perform comprehensive mother/baby exams in the immediate postpartum period.

Well-body gyn care & family planning, including annual exams, infection checks, contraception (including IUD and Nexplanon), primary care problems like sinus infection or UTI, and peri-menopause care.  New program: “Wise Womyn Perimenopause Circles–series of 5 monthly group visits on line, and one in-person health assessment with goal-setting in the realms of physical, emotional, spiritual, sexual, nutritional and dynamic (energy) health.

Breastfeeding/early parenting assistance for our clients and also for those who have birthed in a hospital based practice and desire additional postpartum follow-up and breastfeeding support.

Preconception visits and Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI) in your home, using our mobile office to combine modern technology with the comfort of home for optimal hormonal receptivity.

Why we do what we do

We are committed to providing people with holistic, safe, affordable options for their births and well-body care, in English or in Spanish, regardless of ethnicity, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identity or insurance situation (See MAMAS In Action). We believe everybody deserves a midwife.

How to find out more

Click here to read an article on why one of our clients chose home birth, here to watch us in a short video from The Romper Diaries, or here for a longer video of another beautiful birth with one of our M.A.M.A.S. mamas.

M.A.M.A.S., Inc. in the news!  Check us out here or here or here or here! Or listen in to Máiri on a webinar about how we’re changing our practice to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Or, listen in to Máiri when she was invited on to the Kojo Nnamdi show (4/9/2020) and on  The Diane Rhem Show in 2015. 

This website is a work in progress, and we are much better midwives than web designers. So if you have questions, please contact us by sending an email to:

Mairi Breen Rothman, CNM, DM, FACNM

Emily Johnson, CNM, MSN, IBCLC       Luisely Melecio-Zambrano, CPM, LDEM, MDiv

Practice Address:  7301 Garland Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

phone:  301-674-9976          fax: 855-282-0727

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