Dr. Loral Patchen, PhD, CNM

Dr. Loral Patchen, PhD, CNM

Dr. Loral Patchen, PhD, CNM

Languages: English, Spanish
Fax: (202) 877-5400

Contact this Provider:

  • Midwifery
About the Provider

Loral Patchen lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, a native of Colombia, and their teenage daughter. She is an avid cyclist and enjoys hiking with her dog, Stella. Most weekends between March and November she may be found in her garden.


Patchen, L, Rebok, G, Astone, NM. Differences in Obesity Rates Among Minority and White Women: The Latent Role of Maternal Stress. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health 2016 Jul: 61(4):489-96."

Patchen, L, LeTourneau, K, Berggren, E. Evaluation of an Integrated Services Program to Prevent Subsequent Pregnancy and Birth among Urban Teen Mothers. Soc Work Health Care. 2013 Aug; 52(7):642-55.

Patchen, L; Lanzi, RG. Maternal depression and rapid subsequent pregnancy among first time mothers. MCN The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 2013 Jul-Aug;38(4): 215-20.

Evans, W.D., Patchen, L., Pease, T.E., Nestle-Patt, J.P. & Wallace, J. (2012). Teen Pregnancy Prevention Among At-Risk Urban Youth: Improving Parent-Child Connectedness. In S.R. Notaro (Ed.), Health Disparities Among Under-Served Populations: Implications for Research, Policy and Praxis (pp. 177-206). United Kingdom: Emerald.

Lanzi, R., Patchen, L., Bert, S.C. (2011). Experiences with childhood trauma and prenatal depression among first-time adolescent and young adult mothers: Risk factors for subsequent pregnancy within twelve months. Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, 39(2), 35-44.

Berggren, E., Patchen, L. Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Repeat Infection Among Pregnant Urban Adolescents. Sex Transm Dis. 2011 Mar;38(3):172-4.

Patchen, L., Berggren, E. Use of the Copper T380A Intrauterine Device by Adolescent Mothers: Continuation and Method Failure. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2011 Apr;24(2):71-3.

Patchen, L., Caruso, D., Lanzi, R.G. Poor Maternal Mental Health and Trauma as Risk Factors for a Short Interpregnancy Interval among Adolescent Mothers. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 2009; 16:401-403.

Patchen, L., Beal, M. Preventing Perinatal Transmission of HIV: An Evidence-Based Update for Midwives. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health 2001; 46:354-365.

Practice Locations
  • 106 Irving Street Northwest
    POB 4400
    Washington, DC 20010
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    Phone: 202-877-2303
    Fax: 202-877-8339

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital