Kelley F Richardson, CNM| Midwifery | MedStar Health

Kelley F Richardson, CNM
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Midwifery

Languages: English

About me

Kelley Richardson, CNM is a Certified Nurse Midwife at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.  She is part of a team that provides full-scope midwifery care, including well-woman care, contraceptive counseling, preconception family planning, prenatal care, labor and birth support, and postpartum care.  She is proud to be a part of a team that is working to reduce disparities and improve outcomes for the birthing people of DC.  Kelley is passionate about providing holistic and trauma-informed care that focuses on the emotional and physical safety and health of her clients.   

Kelley received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at George Washington University.  She then worked as a Labor & Delivery nurse at Washington Hospital Center for six years before joining the midwifery team.  She received her Master of Science in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University.

Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Kelley now lives in Arlington with her husband, Michael, and two children, Jack and Jules.  Both kids were caught by midwives on this team! 

Philosophy of Care:

“It might sound cliché, but I believe wholeheartedly that midwives are going to change the world! With a focus on the whole person, we take time to get to know you and your family to ensure that we are providing care that is specifically tailored to you and your needs.  I believe in empowering you to make the best decisions for yourself and your family based on all the available information and supporting you in that decision-making process.

“As a parent myself, I recognize that each person we care for is trusting us during some of the most intimate and vulnerable moments of their lives.  It is an honor to be invited into your story and I treat that with the utmost respect.  I also recognize that each story is different and there are many factors that influence your experience.  I aim to support you and walk with you during all the highs and lows of pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and what comes before and after, too. Many people come to us with fears or past traumas that influence the care we provide.  My goal is to provide you with a space that feels emotionally and physically safe when receiving prenatal, postpartum, and gynecologic healthcare.”

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


Fax 202-829-2303

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Fax 202-829-2303


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
    • Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
    • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • 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 Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • United Student Resources
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Network OA
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Tricare Prime
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Open EPO Plus
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Open POS II
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • First Health PPO
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus


Other Certification: American College of Nurses-Midwives, -

Graduate Education: Frontier Nursing University (2022)

Hospital affiliations