Home Birth in Northern Virginia, DC, & Maryland


Ryann Morales is committed to providing birthing parents and their families with care, education, and resources rooted in the midwifery model of care, bodily autonomy, and evidence-based practices.

Based in Alexandria, Virginia, Ryann is a licensed midwife and attends home births in Alexandria, Arlington, Springfield, Woodbridge, and all of Northern Virginia. She also attends home births in Maryland and DC. In addition, Ryann works as a birth doula, providing doula support in DC, Alexandria, Arlington, and beyond.

Meet the Midwife

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Ryann Morales, CPM

Midwife & Birth Doula

Ryann Morales has been attending births since 2012 and has been to over 500 births. She graduated from Birthwise Midwifery School and became a Certified Professional Midwife in 2017 and is licensed to practice in Virginia and Maryland. Ryann also trained as a doula through DONA and as a childbirth educator through BirthWorks. A VBAC mom herself, she is a co-leader of the Northern Virginia chapter of ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network). Ryann attends births as a home birth midwife as well as in-hospital births in a doula capacity.

Ryann pronounces her name [ryan], like the boy’s name (her mom named her after the old soap opera, Ryan’s Hope, and Ryann suspects the extra “n” was added just to make it confusing). She lives in Alexandria with her husband, three kids, two dogs, mother in law, and tia (auntie). In her free time, Ryann enjoys being outdoors, paddleboarding, running, and hot yoga. She’s also the leader of a Girl Scout troop which is committed to making little people into feminists and social activists..

Ryann is one of the midwives featured in this short film about community midwifery in Northern Virginia. Please watch and learn more!

Midwifery & Doula Services

Home birth and doula support in Alexandria, Arlington, Woodbridge, and all of Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland. Whether you are planning a home or hospital birth, seeking doula or midwifery care, Ryann will provide expert, evidence-based, compassionate care.

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Ryann Morales, CPM, offers expert prenatal care (including labs and ultrasounds if you choose), home birth, and postpartum care. The midwifery model of care is based on client choice and autonomy, shared decision making, and relies on current evidence. Ryann attends home births in Alexandria, Arlington, Woodbridge, and all of Northern Virginia. She also attends home births in DC and Maryland. Children and partners are welcome to be as involved as you prefer in all aspects of your care. Midwifery care is paid out of pocket, and Ryann will help you seek a reimbursement from your insurance after your care is complete. Cost: $4500, divided into monthly payments.

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doula support

Birth doula support from Ryann Morales, CPM, one of the DC, Maryland, and VIrginia's most experienced birth doulas and one of the few midwives who provides doula services as well. Ryann serves as a doula at all hospitals in DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland. The evidence shows that doula support improves outcomes. Includes phone, email, and text support during pregnancy, a birth-planning prenatal visit, continuous birth doula support, breastfeeding support, and a postpartum visit. Because Ryann is a midwife, many clients are able to get reimbursed by their insurance plan. Cost: $1500.


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Be in touch!

P: 703.718.5944

F: 703.563.9226

E: ryann@novabirth.org

A: 308 Calvert Ave, Suite 101

    Alexandria, VA 22301