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Homebirth Info


Next Session:
7pm, Wednesday, Dec 19th, 2018
Vicinos Ristorante Italiano
959 Sligo Ave.
Silver Spring, MD

Tell us you are coming by emailing us at, so we know how many to expect!
Please include your phone number so we can call and let you know if we are at a birth and need to reschedule.

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Birth Survey

ATTENTION M.A.M.A.S. Families!

Please take The Birth Survey about your M.A.M.A.S. birth experience, so that other expectant families can use the information to help them choose their care! To take the survey, click on this link:

The Birth Survey


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, Katie Shannon, and Kathy Peacock 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.


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-woman 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 women 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 every woman deserves a midwife.

How to find out more

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

Contact Us

For information about our services, please call us Monday thru Friday 9am-5pm or write us an email at

Mairi Breen Rothman, CNM, MSN


Katie Shannon, CNM, MSN


Kathy Peacock, CNM, MSN


Practice Address: 7301 Garland Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912  fax: 855-282-0727

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