Whitney Ann Pinger, CNM, MSN, FACNM
Whitney Pinger is the Founder of The WISDOM Pilot Project for Normal Birth and Cesarean Prevention (2007) as well as Founder and past Director of GW Midwifery (2010-2020). A California native, she graduated from UC Berkeley in 1983 and completed her midwifery training at Yale University in 1986. Whitney has practiced in Washington DC for the past 30 years, where she established several private and academic practices, as well as directed the Prenatal and Pediatrics Programs at The Washington Free Clinic. She has served on the faculty at Yale University, Georgetown University, Medstar Washington Hospital Center, and The George Washington University.
Whitney is an expert in evidence-based maternity care, natural childbirth, optimal nutrition and exercise during pregnancy, primary cesarean prevention, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), health disparities, and collaborative practice. She is committed to, and passionate about, the education of the next generation of physicians, midwives, and nurses so they can support women to optimize their chances of uninterrupted, physiologic birth. Her strong advocacy for evidence-based, innovative care and collaborative practice infuse her teaching and her midwifery practice. You can learn more about her and her midwifery practice at WISDOM Midwifery.
Whitney is married to a native Washingtonian who is a labor lawyer and advocates for the rights of workers nationally. They have four children delivered by BirthCare midwives. She stays healthy by eating well, running, being humble, mindful, and grateful and loving her family, friends, and work. Habla espanol.