Olivia Marshburn, Certified Nurse Midwife

“My career began as a traditional midwife in the 1970s and I started practicing as a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) after graduating from the University of California San Francisco in 1993. With over 35 years of experience in the field of midwifery I have had the privilege of assisting in the deliveries of over 2,500 babies! I’ve worked as a CNM in underserved, rural areas of South Carolina for the National Health Service Corps, in a private OB/GYN office in Wilmington, North Carolina and in a Naval Hospital at Camp LeJeune shortly after 9/11 to support our troops and their families."

“I strongly support a woman’s natural passages through life. It is my intention to embody the midwifery model of care for women in all stages of life from birth through death, including primary health and gynecological care. Homebirth is and has always been my passion. I’m committed to providing this option for the southeast North Carolina community of women and their families.”

Michelle Rhude, Certified Nurse Midwife

"My practice of Midwifery spans over 16 years, Olivia and I have known each other most of those years working at Camp Lejeune as well as through consultation in her years of beginning her homebirth practice. As a Midwife I have had the opportunity to practice in every aspect of Midwifery care. I have been practicing in Jacksonville almost solely for about 14 of those years- with the ultimate goal to finally be achieved to practice in a very intimate, low intervention healthy environment. These years of experience in hospitals and birth centers have laid the path for homebirth practice of which I would rather practice with no one but Olivia."

"I am a military wife of a now retired Marine with four boys almost all are now grown. This transition in life is allowing me to practice Midwifery as I have always dreamed.... to support a woman and her family through the birth and allow her body and choices be the guide."

Tina M. Braimah, Certified Nurse Midwife

"Although I had never heard of a midwife until I was in college, I know that I was called to this work. It all started when a friend of mine told me she was having a baby with a midwife. Then I had the privilege of meeting Ina May Gaskin at a small church in Virginia. It’s all a blur from there, but I have been working with pregnant women for 16 years as a doula, midwife’s assistant, nurse and now as a midwife. I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UNC Chapel Hill in 2010 and my Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Midwifery from ECU in 2015. I strongly believe in a woman’s right to deliver where and with whom she chooses and I will help to support her in her choices. I am committed to offering personalized, woman-centered, and holistic care to women and their families."

"I currently reside in Durham with my husband and our four children, three of which were born at home and all of them into the hands of midwives (or my husband in the case of one of them). When not serving women, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, walking in nature, and making handcrafted bath and body products."

Audrey Trepiccione, Birth Assistant

"I have over 20 years of experience in the field of natural childbirth and breastfeeding. My husband, Thomas, and I have 10 children, 7 of which were born at home and include a set of twins. I am also a proud grandmother of 6."

"Since May of 1998 I have been registered as a Certified Professional Midwife with the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM). Certified in 1989 in the Bradley Method, my studies included childbirth education and doula training, with Informed Birth and Parenting, precursor of the ALCACE/TOLABOR programs. I am a “Qualified Evaluator” for students of midwifery programs seeking the NARM credential. I teach Childbirth Education Classes and hold midwifery skills workshops for student midwives."

Jericho Fellerer, Birth Assistant

“I started birth work in 2006 as a doula and have always aspired to become a midwife. I have had 6 children 4 of which have been born into this world gently with a homebirth midwife as our guide."

"I believe childbirth is a wonderful, natural and beautiful experience that a woman and her partner can cherish forever. I believe a woman should have the ability to choose the way in which to give birth, feeling loved and supported through this journey.”

Jennifer Davidson, Birth Assistant and Student Midwife

“I am a military spouse, a Mother, a Doula, a Childbirth Educator, and a student Midwife in love with the miracle of pregnancy and childbirth. I left the Marines after 11 years of service when I experienced a strong calling from God to make an extreme change in my life and felt deeply compelled to pursue Midwifery. I’ve become enamored with the evolution of pregnancy and the incredible feat of childbirth. I was fortunate to have a natural home birth with my amazing daughter, Emma."

"My participation in natural home birth only strengthened my desire to help women find their voice and truly own their birth experiences. I feel blessed to have found Olivia and Jericho and am fortunate to have grown in my experiences while discovering an extreme passion to support families during their own extraordinary journeys in pregnancy and birth. I truly believe in the beauty and power of every Mother, and their right to an incredible birth experience. I am honored to be a small part of such great miracles.”

Tori Holt, Hampstead Office Manager

“I began my journey into motherhood with a great group of midwives in 1998, and I am grateful for the experience. Now I am the mother of two great children with the man I married more than sixteen years ago. I manage our home business, and I happily joined Midwifery Services as Olivia’s office manager in 2012. I am looking forward to my small part in helping the women in Southeastern North Carolina have the best birthing experience possible.”

Heather Kaynor, Fayetteville Office Manager

"My love for homebirth started when I was 15 years old assisting with a woman's 19th homebirth. I was in awe of her and in awe of the capability of the human body and in that moment, I knew what I was meant to do. I had always dreamt of becoming a midwife and it wasn't until joining the Midwifery Services team, that I realized my dream could become a reality. I finished an Associates in Biology Degree in May 2013. I then went on to finish a Licensed Practical Nursing program in July 2014. From there, I completed an EMT-Basic course in February 2016. I have been CPR certified since 2011 and recently became a Neonatal Resuscitation Provider in November 2016."

"I am a Nursing student at Cape Fear Community College set to graduate in May 2019. From there, I hope to pursue my Midwifery Degree and join this fabulous team as a provider. I was blessed with a beautiful homebirth with my son thanks to Midwifery Services and I truly wish for every woman to have a birth experience that fulfills their every want and desire."

J.D. Wade, Web Master and Office IT Specialist

"My wife and I came to Midwifery Services in March of 2014 when we were preparing for our first child to be born at home."

"I have a Bachelor's Degree from Appalachian State University and an Associate's Degree in Computer Science from Cape Fear Community College. I specialize in web design, networking, and computer repair." Learn more at J.D. Wade IT