About Queen City Birth Services
Meet Our Birth Center Team
Erin Murphy, CPM, LM
Certified Professional Midwife
Erin is the mother of five sons, and has been attending births as a birth worker for 17+ years. In addition to attending births in the out-of-hospital setting as a midwife, she provides childbirth education classes, and monitrice services. Erin created Queen City Birth Services LLC in 2018 to help fill the need for resources for expecting families in Staunton, VA and Augusta county. In 2020, Erin opened Augusta County's only freestanding birth center in Fishersville, VA.
Erin was born at home herself, and she grew up in a culture that supported the normal physiology and sanctity of birth. This upbringing instilled in her a deep respect and reverence for the profound impact of the birth experience on growing families. She began her clinical midwifery training in 2016, and attended the Academy of Experiential Midwifery Education in Charlottesville, VA. Erin has also earned her Midwifery Bridge Certificate through the North American Registry of Midwives which satisfies US MERA and ICM educational competencies. She is CPR and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certified.
By choosing to receive prenatal, birth, and postpartum care with Erin Murphy, you will receive top quality midwifery care, with continuity of care, at an affordable fee.
Erin also holds a doctoral degree in music, and teaches part-time at two local universities as an adjunct professor of music. In her free time, she enjoys riding her two mustangs, and farming sheep and goats with her family.
Advanced Student Midwife
Bio Coming Soon! We are thrilled to have Olivia join our team. She will soon to sit for her exam to become a CPM, and has extensive breastfeeding support experience.
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.