May Macgregor Wheelwright, CNM| Midwifery | MedStar Health
May Macgregor Wheelwright

May Macgregor Wheelwright, CNM
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Midwifery

Languages: Spanish, English

(202) 877-5400

About me

May Wheelwright, MSN, CNM, is a 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 of the fact that MedStar Washington follows a “baby friendly” initiative that broadens the scope of specialists women have access to, like lactation consultants.

May received a Master of Science in Nursing at the University of California, Los Angeles, before completing a Master of Science in Nurse-Midwifery at Frontier Nursing University.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Wesleyan University. Before joining Midwives of MedStar, she worked as a labor and delivery nurse for nine years at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles and then MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

She first became interested in women’s health while studying the folklore of pregnancy during her study abroad program in Venezuela. May is fluent in Spanish.

Philosophy of Care

“My role is to educate, listen, and review choices. When women fully understand their options, they’re able to make the best choices for themselves and their families.

“Women’s health is tightly linked to the health of society because of the role women play in families. For this reason, a large part of my practice involves understanding each woman as a whole, emotionally and psychologically, in addition to her physical well being.

“As a mom of two, I understand that each birth is unique. Having practiced labor and delivery in two different parts of the country, I have gained perspective and experience that influence my current practice.”

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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2233 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20007


Fax 877-544-7752

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110 Irving Street Northwest
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 202-877-9221

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Board Certification: American Midwifery Certification Board, Midwifery