Brenda Baffour-Addo, CNM| Midwifery | MedStar Health

Brenda Baffour-Addo, CNM
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Midwifery

Languages: English

(202) 877-5400

About me

Brenda Baffour, CNM, WHNP-BC, is a faculty midwife in the department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She provides full-scope midwifery care to healthy women during pregnancy, labor, birth, postpartum as well as gynecological  and primary care.

Prior to joining the Hospital Center, Ms. Baffour worked as a registered nurse on the labor and delivery unit at Stamford Hospital in Connecticut. Ms. Baffour has also worked as an undergraduate clinical instructor at Chamberlain College of Nursing in Arlington, Virginia.

Training, Education and Research
Ms. Baffour received her bachelor's degree in public health from Temple University and a bachelor's degree in nursing from Binghamton University. Ms. Baffour completed her graduate education in midwifery and women's health nurse practitioner at Georgetown University. She is certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board and the National Certification Corporation.

Ms. Baffour's research interests include teen pregnancy, maternal and child health disparities, family planning, and health education and promotion for underserved populations.

Practice Focus
Ms. Baffour's goal in practice is to provide women and their families with the resources and education they need to be highly involved with their care, make informed decisions, and experience the most positive health outcomes.

Ms. Baffour lives in Washington, D.C. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time with friends and family.

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

  • Advanced Maternal Age
  • Anemia Of Pregnancy
  • Arcuate Uterus
  • Bicornuate Uterus
  • Breastfeeding Problems
  • Cervical Incompetence
  • Cervical Insufficiency
  • Cholestasis Of Pregnancy
  • Complications Of Episiotomy
  • Delayed Umbilical Cord Separation
  • Endometritis
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Hellp Syndrome
  • History Of Severe Preeclampsia
  • HIV In Pregnancy
  • Hyperemesis
  • Hypertensive Disorders Of Pregnancy
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction Fetus
  • Lactation Disorders
  • Large For Gestational Age
  • Liver Disease In Pregnancy
  • Macrosomia
  • Mastitis
  • Maternal Fibroids
  • Maternal Obesity
  • Maternal Substance Abuse
  • Medical Complications In Pregnancy
  • Morning Sickness
  • Multiple Gestations
  • Nausea Of Pregnancy
  • Newborn Feeding Problems
  • Nuchal Cord
  • Perinatal Mental Health Disorders
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Placental Disorders
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Postpartum Mastitis
  • Postpartum Thyroiditis
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Preterm Labor
  • Preterm Premature Rupture Of Membranes
  • Pruritic Urticarial Papules And Plaques Of Pregancy (PUPP)
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Severe Preeclampsia
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases In Pregnancy
  • True Knot
  • Umbilical Cord Compression
  • Umbilical Cord Infection
  • Umbilical Cord Prolapse
  • Uterine Anomaly With Pregnancy
  • Vaginal Abscess
  • Vasa Previa
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Procedures I perform

  • Antepartum And Postpartum Care
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Centering Pregnancy
  • Contraction Stress Testing
  • Delayed Cord Clamping
  • Episiotomy
  • Family Planning
  • Fetal Non Stress Testing
  • Fetal Ultrasound
  • First Trimester Screening
  • Gestational Diabetes Counseling
  • Labor And Delivery
  • Lactation Support
  • Maternal Anticoagulation
  • Natural Birth
  • Newborn Screening Tests
  • Nitrous Oxide During Labor
  • Opioid Addiction Treatment In Pregnancy
  • Oral Contraceptive Counseling
  • Post Partum Check Up
  • Postpartum Care
  • Pregnancy Counseling
  • Prenatal Care
  • Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section
  • Vaginal Delivery
  • Water Birth Information
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Practice locations

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106 Irving Street Northwest
Suite 4400
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-2303

Fax 202-877-5400

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106 Irving Street Northwest
Suite 1500
Washington, DC, 20010

202-877-2303

Fax 202-877-6396

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Insurance

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
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Tricare Prime
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus

Education

Board Certification: American Midwifery Certification Board, Midwifery

Allied Health Education: Georgetown University (2011)

Hospital affiliations