About Queen City Birth Services
Meet Our Birth Center Team
Amy and her husband of 13 years have three children together--two boys, 13 and 9, and a daughter who is 2. Her husband is a USMC combat veteran.
All three of Amy's births were different, but she realized after the birth of her second son that she found her "spark," and has been interested in birth work ever since.
Amy is NRP and CPR certified, and has completed childbirth education coursework specific to natural, physiologic birth to better know how to support laboring families. Amy is excited to work alongside the brith center team while meeting and helping care for area women and their sweet little ones. At your birth you will often find Amy quietly charting and offering gentle labor support should you request it.
In her spare time, Amy likes vacations to the beach, geocaching, watching documentaries, and long walks through Target.
Leah Rhodes is student midwife, working towards her CPM credential. She is also a DONA International trained birth doula offering services to expectant families in Staunton, Augusta County, and the surrounding areas. Leah is an Augusta County native, wife and mother of three. She became inspired to become a birth worker after the planned homebirth of her second daughter. Her journey as a birth worker started in March, 2018 when she attended a birth doula training workshop by DONA International. Leah believes that birth is a natural physiological event that should be trusted and that parents should have control of their care, be able to ask questions and make informed choices. She also believes in honoring the parents and their individual wishes/wants/needs for their own unique birth journey. To supplement her doula training she has expanded her knowledge of pregnancy, labor, and birth thru classes and one-on-one training specific to labor support of natural birth. Leah is NRP and CPR certified. Leah regularly works as an apprentice with midwives in Roanoke--so we don't get to see Leah as often as we like--but when we are lucky enough to have her at births, she can often be found charting, offering labor support, or assisting the midwife.