Offering respectful, competent, gentle health care to women throughout their lives

Welcome to Midwifery Care Associates.

We are a private practice and attend births at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Maryland and Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Maryland.

We offer the full scope of midwifery services including: prenatal care, labor support and delivery, postpartum care, annual well-woman exams and Pap smears, birth control options and consultations, and uncomplicated gynecological problems.

Our Philosophy

The certified nurse-midwives of Midwifery Care Associates believe in the power of presence and listening. We recognize that each woman's needs must be addressed with respect for cultural values and personal preferences. We value social support and we strongly encourage family-centered care and participation. Our goal is to help each woman meet her highest level of health and well-being throughout her lifespan.

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Meet our Certified Nurse-Midwives

Welcome Melissa Zarych

Melissa E. Zarych, CNM

Melissa E. Zarych, CNM

Melissa attended nursing school at Georgetown University and completed her master's degree at the University of Pennsylvania.

"I wanted to work for a practice that honors the belief that every woman deserves to choose the type of care that is right for her."

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Meet our Consulting Physicians


Our practice is the midwifery division of Simmonds, Martin & Helmbrecht, which is a collaborative practice of OB-GYN physicians and certified nurse-midwives.

Click HERE to learn more about Simmonds, Martin & Helmbrecht.