Giving birth to your baby is one of life's most intimate moments. Choosing to have your baby at home gives you the privilege of creating the exact environment you would like for your labor & birth.
We provide care for you during your pregnancy with prenatal visits occurring both in our office and your home. When you go into labor, Chesapeake Midwifery will come to you!
In the hours after your baby is born, we provide care for you and your baby that is both family-centered and comprehensive.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
Chesapeake Midwifery is proud to offer Intrauterine Inseminations (IUI) in your home or in a home-like office setting. IUI services are available at any hour of the day or week, based on when your fertility signs are optimal for achieving pregnancy.
We will work with you to assist in tracking your fertility for optimal timing of insemination as well as provide guidance in navigating sperm banks and other unique circumstances that may arise during your conception journey.
Our service area for at-home IUI is
approximately 45 min from our Beltsville
office in Maryland & Washington, DC. If you are not in our service area, we offer in-office IUI at our Beltsville, MD location.
For further information about
IUI, please contact Katie directly
at 703-801-4093 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chesapeake Midwifery provides GYN care for pap smears, adult well-exams, contraception and GYN related concerns in an intimate home office setting.
If you are interested in our GYN services, please contact Katie directly at
703-801-4093 or email at email@example.com
Proudly supporting and recognizing all people & families, regardless of
race, color, religion, sexual orientation & gender identity
Meet the Birth Team
Katie Shannon, CNM
Midwife since 2008
Susan Dodge, CNM
Midwife since 2002
I have worked as a Certified Nurse Midwife in birth centers, family health clinics, and provided home birth services to families since 2008.
I joined Chesapeake Midwifery full time in January 2020, and am honored to provide families with options for home birth, IUI services, and GYN care.
I believe that pregnancy and birth should be empowering experiences, and when a person has the time and space to listen to their body, they can achieve anything!
In 2002, I graduated from Midwifery school after working as a Lactation Consultant and a birth assistant at home births for 10 years.
I spent the next 7 years in a large home birth practice before going out on my own in 2008. I started Chesapeake Midwifery as a solo midwife in order to have a more personal relationship with the families I serve.
At the end of August 2022, I will be retiring to spend more time with my grandchildren, create pottery, and travel.
Birth Assistant, 2022
I have been a birth worker in the DC metro area for the past 10 years. I'm excited about bringing my experience as a doula and placenta encapsulator into my work as a Birth Assistant with Chesapeake Midwifery.
I am certified in CPR and Neonatal Resuscitation and have attended both on line and in person courses that prepare birth workers for assisting at homebirths. I have been attending births with both Katie and Susan since 2021 and I'm looking forward to being there to support you at your homebirth!