Erin Murphy, CPM, LM Certified Professional Midwife Licensed 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. 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 effect 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 By choosing to receive prenatal, birth, and postpartum care with Erin Murphy, you will receive top quality midwifery 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.
Leah Rhodes, Birth Assistant Leah Rhodes is a DONA International trained birth doula offering services to expectant families in Staunton, Augusta County, and the surrounding areas. She is an Augusta County native, wife and mother of two. She became inspired to become a birth worker after the planned homebirth of her second daughter. Her journey as a birth worker really 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. She has also started the PEP apprenticeship program thru NARM (North American Registry of Midwives) with the goal of becoming a CPM (Certified Professional Midwife).