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 home office in Beltsville.
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
Chesapeake Midwifery proudly supports and recognizes all people & families, regardless of
race, color, religion, sexual orientation & gender identity.
Meet the Birth Team
Katie Shannon, CNM
Midwife since 2008
Birth Assistant since 2021
Silver Spring, MD
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 homebirth, IUI and fertility 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!
I have been a birth worker in the DC metro area for over 10 years. I'm excited to bring my experience as a doula and placenta encapsulator into my work as a Birth Assistant with Chesapeake Midwifery.
In addition to being certified in both CPR and Neonatal Resuscitation, I have kept my birth assistant skills current by taking in person and online courses that prepare birth workers for assisting at homebirths.
I'm looking forward to being there to support you at your homebirth!
Midwifery Student 2022-2023
Hi, I’m Karen, a student midwife and birth assistant. A new life is one beautiful outcome of birth. The making of a new family is another. The experience itself of pregnancy, labor and birth, is yet another important outcome. I am passionate about supporting an experience that is respectful, safe, individualized and empowering.
I am currently a student at The National Midwifery Institute and am working toward becoming a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM). I have spent the last 2 1/2 years apprenticing with a midwife in Western Maryland and I'm looking forward to working with the families who choose Chesapeake Midwifery!
My family had a wonderful experience with Chesapeake Midwifery! Katie is personable, attentive and flexible which is exactly what I needed. She was able to adapt her schedule and our sessions to make sure our time together was useful and not overly repetitive even for a 4th time momma! I appreciated her laid back approach as well as her reassurances that “….if you need me 20 times, I’m gonna come 20 times!” She made sure I felt in charge of my body and my baby by allowing me to make informed decisions about every aspect my pregnancy and labor. Having Katie as my midwife was one of the best decisions I made for my pregnancy, labor, and delivery. I’m done having babies, but for those who are not, I highly encourage you to choose Chesapeake Midwifery.
The ladies of Chesapeake Midwifery were present for the last 3 of my 4 homebirths. During prenatal appointments they always took time to educate me, answer my questions, and I always felt listened to and supported. This is how it should be. Thank you - the work you are doing is so important!
My midwives were incredibly kind, attentive, supportive, knowledgeable, and compassionate at the birth of our second baby. I had always desired a home birth and boy was I pleased with our choice! I had a hospital birth with my first baby and encountered so many things I wish I could have changed when thinking about it in retrospective. Birthing at home in the company of these awesome midwives was such a great experience and I highly recommend their services. Thank you!