Andrea M Smith, CNM,WHNP,BC,MSN| Midwifery | MedStar Health
Andrea M Smith

Andrea M Smith, CNM,WHNP,BC, MSN
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Midwifery

Languages: English

About me

Andrea Smith, CNM, WHNP-BC is a faculty midwife at in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.  Prior to joining Midwives of Medstar, Andrea worked at midwifery practices in Trenton, New Jersey and Prince George's County, Maryland.  Andrea first fell in love with birth while shadowing midwives in Oaxaca and Morelos, Mexico. Her clinical interests include providing trauma-informed pelvic care, sexual health, and perinatal mental health. 

Andrea holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Latin American Studies at Oberlin College. She then went on to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2010 and a Master of Science in Nursing in Midwifery and Women's Health in 2012 from the University of Pennsylvania.  She also holds a Perinatal Mental Health Certification from Postpartum International.

A native of Washington, DC, Andrea is thrilled to be back in DC providing care to Washingtonians.  When she's not midwifing, Andrea is spending time with her husband and two kids.  She loves planning vacations, running, biking, baking, and reading.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Breastfeeding Problems
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Centering Pregnancy
  • Family Planning
  • First Trimester Screening
  • Labor And Delivery
  • Lactation Support
  • Natural Birth
  • Nausea Of Pregnancy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Pregnancy
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • 3Rd Degree Vaginal Laceration
  • 4Th Degree Vaginal Laceration
  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease In Pregnancy
  • Advanced Maternal Age
  • Anemia Of Pregnancy
  • Arcuate Uterus
  • Arrhythmias During Pregnancy
  • Bicornuate Uterus
  • Bleeding During Pregnancy
  • Breast Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding Problems
  • Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Cardiac Disease In Pregnancy
  • Cervical Funneling
  • Cervical Insufficiency
  • Cholestasis Of Pregnancy
  • Complications From Abortion
  • Complications Of Episiotomy
  • Contraceptive Implant Complications
  • Contraceptive Injection Complications
  • Contraceptive Ring Complications
  • Diethylstilbestrol Exposure
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometritis
  • Excessive Weight Gain In Pregnancy
  • Family History Of Chromosomal Anomalies
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gynecologic Infections In Pregnancy
  • Hellp Syndrome
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • History Of Severe Preeclampsia
  • HIV In Pregnancy
  • Hydatiform Mole
  • Hyperemesis
  • Hypertensive Disorders Of Pregnancy
  • Infantile Colic
  • Infertility
  • Insufficient Weight Gain In Pregnancy
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Complications
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction Fetus
  • Lactation Disorders
  • Large For Gestational Age
  • Liver Disease In Pregnancy
  • Lower Back Pain In Pregnancy
  • Lymphoma During Pregnancy
  • Mastitis
  • Maternal Fibroids
  • Maternal Obesity
  • Maternal Substance Abuse
  • Medical Complications In Pregnancy
  • Missed Abortion
  • Morning Sickness
  • Mullerian Anomalies
  • Multiple Gestations
  • Nausea Of Pregnancy
  • Newborn Feeding Problems
  • Pelvic Malignancy During Pregnancy
  • Perinatal Mental Health Disorders
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Personal History Of Stillbirth
  • Placenta Accreta
  • Placenta Percreta
  • Placenta Previa
  • Placental Disorders
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Postpartum Mastitis
  • Postpartum Thyroiditis
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Related Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Pregnancy Related Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Pregnancy With Ibd
  • Premature Ovarian Failure
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Preterm Labor
  • Preterm Premature Rupture Of Membranes
  • Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
  • Pruritic Urticarial Papules And Plaques Of Pregancy (PUPP)
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Renal Disease And Pregnancy
  • Septate Uterus
  • Severe Preeclampsia
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Pregnancy
  • Spontaneous Abortion
  • Teen Pregnancy
  • Threatened Abortion
  • Tubal Ring Complications
  • Twins
  • Unicornuate Uterus
  • Uterine Anomaly With Pregnancy
  • Vaginal Abscess
  • Zika Virus
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Procedures I perform

  • 3D Ultrasound
  • 4D Ultrasound
  • Abortion
  • Abortion Information
  • Abortion Later In Pregnancy
  • Amniocentesis
  • Antepartum And Postpartum Care
  • Anti Mullerian Hormone (AMH) Testing
  • Biophysical Profile Testing
  • Birth Control
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Cardiotochography
  • Centering Pregnancy
  • Chorionic Villus Sampling
  • Clomid
  • Contraceptive Implant
  • Contraceptive Implant Removal
  • Contraceptive Injection
  • Contraceptive Ring Placement
  • Contraceptive Ring Removal
  • Contraction Stress Testing
  • Delayed Cord Clamping
  • Dialysis During Pregnancy
  • Dilation And Curettage
  • Episiotomy
  • Exercise In Pregnancy
  • Family Planning
  • Fetal Non Stress Testing
  • Fetal Ultrasound
  • First Trimester Screening
  • Gestational Diabetes Counseling
  • In Office Sterilization
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Removal
  • Labor And Delivery
  • Lactation Support
  • Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive
  • Maternal Anticoagulation
  • Mental Health Care In Pregnancy
  • Midwife Services
  • Natural Birth
  • Newborn Screening Tests
  • Nexplanon Implant
  • Nexplanon Implant Removal
  • Nitrous Oxide During Labor
  • Opioid Addiction Treatment In Pregnancy
  • Oral Contraceptive
  • Oral Contraceptive Counseling
  • Ovulation Induction
  • Pelvic Ultrasound
  • Permanent Sterilization
  • Post Partum Check Up
  • Postpartum Care
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Pregnancy And Mental Health
  • Pregnancy Blood Test
  • Pregnancy Counseling
  • Prenatal Care
  • Prenatal Testing
  • Prenatal Ultrasound Scan
  • Surgical Sterilization
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization Counseling
  • Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section
  • Vaginal Delivery
  • Water Birth
  • Water Birth Information
  • Water Labor
  • Zika Virus Testing
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Suite 4400
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 202-829-2303

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106 Irving Street Northwest
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Washington, DC, 20010


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MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Cigna EPO
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Kaiser Select
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Tricare East Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • Employee Health Plan (EHP)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • United Choice
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • I-SNP
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • United Choice Plus
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • United Golden Rule
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • United Optimum Choice
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Virginia Premier
    • United Student Resources
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna HMO
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • D-SNP)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • United Navigate
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Tricare for Life East
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA


Board Certification: American Midwifery Certification Board, Midwifery

Graduate Education: University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (2012)

Hospital affiliations