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.
Kirsten Lovan, Assistant
I'm the mother of two children, one born at the hospital and one at home, both with midwives. They were two different experiences but both beautiful and empowering. I was in love with birth from the moment I heard the word midwife and since that time I have found myself on that road.
I am a trained doula and aspiring childbirth educator and one day a midwife. I love the everyday creation of life and a positive existence and I am inspired on a daily basis by the families in our community. I am grateful to be a part of this important work and seeing families transition in to parenthood in a gentle and loving way.
Candace Edwards, Assistant
From a very young age, I have always been moved by the incredible ability of a woman’s body to bring another life into the world. After graduating from UNC Wilmington and working in the research field, I was able to reconnect with my passion for helping others by supporting women in coastal North Carolina as a labor and birth doula.
My belief is that birth is a very sacred experience, and women will be impacted by the important and life-changing experience of childbirth. I feel women should be able to choose their birth setting and environment, and I am greatful for the opportunity to work with Midwifery Services, supporting homebirthing women in their journey toward motherhood.
Tori Holt, 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.