Breath of Life Midwifery

Take Back Your Birth!

Our Midwives

Primary Midwife

Crystal became a licensed midwife in 2009 after a 5 year apprenticeship. She is an avid supporter of VBAC, family-centered care and informed consent. She is an active member of the Virginia Midwives Alliance (VMA) and serves on it's board. Crystal loves teaching and is working to train midwives throughout the area, especially in under-served areas. Not only is Crystal a teacher, but she is a life-time learner, always building her knowledge base and learning new skills, techniques, and approaches to midwifery care. She  has completed specialized training in emergency obstetric care, neonatal resuscitation, breech birth, shoulder dystocia, fetal positioning, out-of-hospital fetal assessment, and cultural competency. She is current in CPR-BLS, NRP, and ALSO certifications.

Amanda Bunn

Phase 4 Apprentice/Associate Midwife 

Amanda began her midwifery journey at a Breath of Life Midwifery Birth Assistant Training Workshop in 2014. She was instantly a great fit with the team and became an apprentice 9 months later. She has completed our midwifery program and will be taking her midwifery testing for certification soon. Amanda has completed specialized training in fetal positioning, placental anatomy, suturing, shoulder dystocia, breech birth, neonatal resuscitation, loss & bereavement, postpartum hemorrhage, and venipuncture. She is current in CPR-BLS, NRP, and ALSO certifications.

Olivia Moran

Phase 3 Apprentice

Olivia Moran is our Phase 3 Apprentice. Olivia joined our team in March of 2016 after attending the Breath of Life Midwifery Birth Assistant Training Workshop in 2015. Olivia is a firm believer in supporting moms with their birth goals and desires. She is a mother to five beautiful children and knows the value of knowledge and support for the mother-to-be. She is a also a Birth Doula, a student Bereavement Doula, a La Leche League Leader, Childbirth Educator, and a Lactation Educator. She is current in CPR-BLS, NRP, and ALSO certifications. We are delighted to have Olivia as a member of our team.

Veronika Brazda

Phase 2 Apprentice