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Home Birth


Birthroot Midwifery offers complete midwifery care and homebirth services based on the traditions practiced by our foremothers. The foundation of our care rests in our faith in woman’s bodies to fulfill the natural processes of pregnancy and birth when given the proper support.


We believe that a woman birthing in her own home, surrounded by the people she trusts and loves, offers the healthiest and most supportive environment for a woman to labor and baby to be born. The natural processes of labor and birth are best left alone to unfold at their own pace, with interventions used minimally and only when necessary, to offer the best outcome for mother and baby’s well being and bonding.


We believe all pregnant women should be well informed, know their options, and receive skilled and compassionate care during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond.


Our services include:


Comprehensive prenatal care at our Shepherdstown office

In-home prenatal care starting at 37 weeks

Labor and Delivery

Newborn Exam

Postpartum care to 6 weeks

Breastfeeding Support

Birth Certificate Application filing

24-hour phone support during the 3rd trimester

Nutritional guidance

Access to our lending library of resources


We attend planned home births in MD, WV, VA, and PA locations that are within approximately one hour of the Shepherdstown/Martinsburg area.


Areas include:

Berkeley Springs, Paw Paw, Hedgesville, Capon Bridge, Wardensville, Charles Town, and Harpers Ferry, West Virginia; Winchester, Berryville, Leesburg, Stephens City, Lovettsville, and Hillsboro, Virginia;

Frederick, Thurmont, Brunswick, Hagerstown, Clear Spring, Hancock, Smithsburg and Flintstone, Maryland;

Warfordsburg, Mercersburg, Greencastle, and Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. 

For more information or to schedule a consult, please email or call Shanna at 301-991-7414

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