Birth Assistants

The birth assistant is a very important member of your birth team.  Our birth assistants come from varied backgrounds.  Some of our birth assistants are nurses, some are midwives and others are childbirth educators or EMTs that have all completed our birth assistant preparation training.  Your BirthCare birth assistant is a professional midwife’s assistant who has labor support, birth, and postpartum care skills.  She helps to keep out-of-hospital births safe and more satisfying for the family.

The following birth assistants have received special training and a detailed skills assessment to qualify them to perform in the role of birth assistant at BirthCare. They have fulfilled all requirements and meet BirthCare’s standards as birth assistants. Each is currently certified in CPR and neonatal resuscitation. They are competent and compassionate and have demonstrated the ability to work cohesively with BirthCare’s philosophy, midwives, and clients.

Email addresses have been included for convenience of communication for those who use email. Please do not rely on this as your only means of contacting a birth assistant, as some may not read email as often as others. If you do not hear back from the birth assistant in a timely manner, feel free to contact us at the front desk as we will help facilitate contact.


Name City, State Email
Alger, Marilyn Manassas, VA
Chemotti, Julia Herndon, VA
Cooper, Lori Sterling, VA
Denmon, Doris Temple Hills, MD
Harris, Mary Beth Falls Church, VA
Kaufman Reiner, Liz Frederick, MD
Peters, Gwen Accokeek, MD
Poole-Kavana, Holly Washington, DC
Potter, Alana BirthCare’s Coverage Area birthgranny@gmail.comm
Stillwagon, Lori Southern, MD