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.”
Lesa Williams, Birth Assistant / DONA Certified Doula /
Dancing For Birth Childbirth Educator
“A woman's body was designed to give birth, just as our ancestors did before us, naturally and intuitively. Let us help you with a positive experience during one of the most beautiful and important transitions of your life. How you birth matters to you, and your baby."
"I have 12 children of my own, mostly grown now, 10 boys and two girls, and having five home births of my own, with wonderfully skilled midwives present. I also spent over 25 years homeschooling. I love gardening, belly dancing, spending time with my husband of over 30 years and laughing with my children.”
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.”
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