Reid Byrne, CNM
Premier Birth Center in Chantilly & Winchester
After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado, Reid served five years of active duty and two years of reserve duty in the United States Marine Corps as a Communications Information Systems officer. During this time, she provided pastoral counseling while facilitating spiritual growth retreats for the military and their families. Reid’s spiritual nature led her to Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School where she earned a Master of Arts degree in Practical Theology. While in divinity school, she became pregnant with her first child. Reid’s own experience of pregnancy and birth opened her eyes to her true calling: helping women through the most transformative time in their lives. She became a DONA-certified doula and began to chart a path to midwifery.
Reid’s journey in women’s healthcare began during her yearlong apprenticeship with a home birth midwife. At the time, home births were a polarizing topic in Virginia and the midwives who supported them were often ostracized by the medical establishment. Recognizing this unfortunate reality, Reid shifted her focus to supporting pregnancies and births in a hospital setting, while maintaining relationships with home birth midwives, with the hope to collaborate in the future. She has worked in the following specialty settings: palliative care, surgery trauma intensive care, antepartum, postpartum, and labor and delivery.
Reid earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University and completed midwifery training with a Master of Science in Nursing at Frontier Nursing University. During her nurse-midwifery training, Reid also completed the Caritas Coach Education at the Watson Caring Science Institute and the University of Colorado, learning how to be an even more caring and compassionate advanced practice nurse.
Reinforcing her maternal mental health counseling capabilities, Reid earned her Post Graduate Certificate as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She is certified in perinatal mental health through Postpartum Support International and has additional training in Advanced Evaluation & Management of Psychiatric Illness in Reproductive Age Women via the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Reid is a Certified Massage Therapist, Hypnotherapist, Doula, and Reiki Master/Teacher and has practiced these healing traditions throughout her career.