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Next Session:

7pm, Thursday, November 18th, 2021
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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 and Emily Johnson who all 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 to practice in both DC and Maryland. 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 visits in the place of your choosing in the DC Metro Area, and Community Care–bringing together a group of moms (and their families) due in the same month, to discuss prenatal exercise, nutrition, self-care, breastfeeding, and preparation for birth, while building community and sharing nutritious snacks.

Birth services 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

Breastfeeding/early parenting assistance

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 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, MSN

Emily Johnson, CNM, MSN, IBCLC

Practice Address:

7301 Garland Avenue,

Takoma Park, MD 20912

fax: 855-282-0727

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