Dr. Janet West, MD, MBA

Pediatrician, Founder, Superhero

After almost 15 years of working with families and newborns, and a mother of three herself, Dr. Janet West knows a thing or two about taking great care of babies. A Board Certified pediatrician and former military spouse, Dr. West has spent the majority of her career directing multiple pediatric clinics that served military families.

She’s helped hundreds of parents care for their newborns, using compassion and gentle guidance while focusing on a holistic approach to her practice. Throughout her career, she recognized a common thread among families who were struggling with balancing the responsibilities newborns demand and the exhaustion they create. After obtaining her MBA, Dr. West started RVA Baby to provide them a better experience by offering medical services in the comfort of their own home.

When she’s not working with clients, Dr. West loves spending time watching her twins perform at local venues, reading, listening to podcasts, and spending time with her grandaughter Kathryn Rose.

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Abigail Schwartz

Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Abby Schwartz holds a BSN from James Madison University and an MSN as a Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from Old Dominion University.  Abby has six years of working in pediatrics at St. Mary’s Hospital and John’s Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.  She is a Certified Lactation Counselor and has a passion for helping breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Outside of work, Abby is a wife, a mom, and enjoys hiking, running, and spending time with family.  Abby was also an RVA Baby Mama!


Jaylin Brown

Office Manager

Jaylin Brown is a recent graduate of the music school at Virginia Commonwealth University. At All Saints Episcopal Church, she works as a chorister and office assistant, providing both musical and administrative support to the current Director of Music Scott Hayes. When she’s not assisting Dr. West or Scott in their offices, you can find her using her passion for singing to aid and uplift her community.