I am a Certified Nurse-Midwife and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, and an intensely passionate about providing body-affirming, gender-inclusive care. I focus primarily on the LGBTQ+ community, and care for patients with trauma histories, disordered eating patterns, and gender-diverse individuals.
My name is Signey Olson (she/her and they/them) and I am a Certified Nurse-Midwife, Nurse Practitioner, and Doctor of Nursing Practice. While I've worked in direct clinical care for over the past decade, my focus is on educating the next generation of providers while still maintaining a small consultation and telehealth practice.
My background is comprised of degrees in nursing, gender studies, and community development, followed by graduate midwifery education and clinical training at
George Washington University Hospital in DC.
I am a Certified Nurse-Midwife and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, and believe in my core that reproductive, GYN, and pregnancy-related care must center the client's experience. I strive to provide space for individuals to receive gender-inclusive, trauma-informed, affirming care, free of body-based oppression.
My name is Katie DePalma (they/them and she/her) and I am a Certified Nurse-Midwife, Nurse Practitioner, and Doctor of Nursing Practice. I currently practice in Washington, DC and serve as a postpartum program manager and midwife, engaged in the implementation and evaluation of outcomes of comprehensive postpartum support. Having been a midwife for nearly a decade, I am passionate about the process of navigating and changing historically oppressive healthcare systems. Through our practice here at Signey Olson Health, I offer comprehensive education surrounding how to plan for pregnancy and birth through a person-centered approach.
My background is comprised of degrees in biology and nursing, followed by graduate midwifery education and clinical training through Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University.
The goal of our care is centered on inclusivity. We have been deeply involved with my national midwifery organization in expanding historical perceptions of midwifery and who midwives care for. We present at events on the topic of gender inclusivity, and help develop curriculum guidelines on gender-affirming care for midwifery education programs.
We focus primarily on the LGBTQ+ community (and also see clients of all backgrounds!), offering virtual care and consultations regarding GYN concerns, gender-affirming hormone management and fertility options for all genders and bodies.
Our clinical focus includes the care of patients with disordered eating patterns and who have struggled to find weight-neutral medical care.
We strive to practice from a fat-positive and body liberation lens that helps to dismantle body-shame and combat body-based oppression.
A trauma-informed, consent-driven approach informs our care.
We are both faculty members in graduate nursing education where we teach on complex gynecology, sexuality, primary care, gender-affirming care and the effects of trauma on the body.
I was nervous going in because I had been treated poorly by another medical establishment during an attempt to obtain hormones.
Within a minute of meeting Signey, I knew that I was in a safe space.
- J. J.
Fertility & Preconception Planning: Discussions on natural fertility, fertility medications, IUI, IVF
*Please note that while we do not offer in-person fertility treatment, we are well-connected to community clinics and can discuss the best fit for you*
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Reducing weight stigma/ use of a Health At Every Size™ approach