Gaither Smith, MSN, CNM

Board Certified Nurse Midwife located in Arlington, VA

About Gaither Smith, MSN, CNM

Gaither Smith, MSN, CNM is elated to join the incredible group of doctors at Capital Women's Care in Arlington and McLean, Virginia as the group's first certified nurse-midwife (CNM). CNMs are advanced practice nurses who provide care during pregnancy, labor, birth, and the postpartum period. They also offer annual well-woman check-ups, contraception, menopausal care, and treatment for common infections and health problems.

In December 2015, Gaither completed her nursing and nurse-midwifery training at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, Tennessee and graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.

Gaither is passionate about providing women and their families with empowering, safe, evidence-based care at all stages of their life. She and partner Eric are looking forward to moving from Colorado to Northern Virginia to be closer to their family and enjoy all that the DC Metro area has to offer.

In her free time, this CNM loves spending time outside and being active, especially running, hiking, yoga, and swimming. Gaither’s currently training for the Richmond Marathon with the hope of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. She also loves cooking, reading, and exploring new places whenever she and Eric can find time to travel. She very much looks forward to meeting you soon!


What is a Midwife, Anyway? Understanding Modern Midwifery

Most midwives in the United States are health care providers who offer services to women of all ages and stages of life. With their advanced education and their focus on partnering with women, they are among the most modern, forward-thinking health providers in the United States today.

The midwifery approach to health care has never been more important. Today’s woman expects the best care. She expects her provider to understand and value her individual needs. She wants a provider who will partner with her to make health decisions.

Midwives focus on what is most important to each woman’s unique situation and values and often work with other members of the health care team. It’s time to think about whether a midwife might be the right choice for you.

Midwifery Practice

When considering a health care provider who will best meet your needs, keep in mind that many midwives focus not only on maternity care, but also on the full range of health needs throughout life. Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) provide care from  adolescence through menopause, plus all the important health events in between, such as:

  • Annual gynecologic exams
  • Family planning needs, including IUD and Nexplanon Insertion and Removal
  • Treatment of sexually transmitted infections
  • Care during adolescent years
  • Care for pregnancy, labor, and birth
  • Menopause care

CNMs are independent health care providers. They also work with other members of the health care team, such as physicians and nurses, to provide the highest quality care. They work in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, medical offices, clinics, birth centers, and homes. They provide general health care services, gynecology care, and family planning, as well as maternity care (before, during, and after childbirth). They are covered by most insurances.

At Capital Women’s Care of Arlington, Gaither Smithcertified nurse-midwife, collaborates with five female OB-Gyn physicians to provide personalized full-scope women’s health care in the office as well as coverage of labor and delivery at Virginia Hospital Center. Call to make an appointment today!

Source: http://ourmomentoftruth.com/your-health/what-is-a-midwife/

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Gaither Smith, MSN, CNM is elated to join the incredible group of doctors at Capital Women's Care in Arlington and McLean, Virginia as the group's first certified nurse-midwife (CNM). CNMs are advanced practice nurses who provide care during pregnancy, labor, birth, and the postpartum period. They also offer annual well-woman check-ups, contraception, menopausal care, and treatment for common infections and health problems.

In December 2015, Gaither completed her nursing and nurse-midwifery training at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, Tennessee and graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.

Gaither is passionate about providing women and their families with empowering, safe, evidence-based care at all stages of their life. She and partner Eric are looking forward to moving from Colorado to Northern Virginia to be closer to their family and enjoy all that the DC Metro area has to offer.

In her free time, this CNM loves spending time outside and being active, especially running, hiking, yoga, and swimming. Gaither’s currently training for the Richmond Marathon with the hope of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. She also loves cooking, reading, and exploring new places whenever she and Eric can find time to travel. She very much looks forward to meeting you soon!


What is a Midwife, Anyway? Understanding Modern Midwifery

Most midwives in the United States are health care providers who offer services to women of all ages and stages of life. With their advanced education and their focus on partnering with women, they are among the most modern, forward-thinking health providers in the United States today.

The midwifery approach to health care has never been more important. Today’s woman expects the best care. She expects her provider to understand and value her individual needs. She wants a provider who will partner with her to make health decisions.

Midwives focus on what is most important to each woman’s unique situation and values and often work with other members of the health care team. It’s time to think about whether a midwife might be the right choice for you.

Midwifery Practice

When considering a health care provider who will best meet your needs, keep in mind that many midwives focus not only on maternity care, but also on the full range of health needs throughout life. Certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) provide care from  adolescence through menopause, plus all the important health events in between, such as:

CNMs are independent health care providers. They also work with other members of the health care team, such as physicians and nurses, to provide the highest quality care. They work in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, medical offices, clinics, birth centers, and homes. They provide general health care services, gynecology care, and family planning, as well as maternity care (before, during, and after childbirth). They are covered by most insurances.

At Capital Women’s Care of Arlington, Gaither Smithcertified nurse-midwife, collaborates with five female OB-Gyn physicians to provide personalized full-scope women’s health care in the office as well as coverage of labor and delivery at Virginia Hospital Center. Call to make an appointment today!

Source: http://ourmomentoftruth.com/your-health/what-is-a-midwife/

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Insurance

We accept the majority of health insurance plans. Please call our office if you do not see yours listed or have any other questions. Self-pay patients welcome. We also accept transfer patients.

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareFirst
Cigna
Coventry
First Health
Medicare
Multiplan
PHCS
United Healthcare