Because if you don't know your options, you don't have any.


Upstate BirthNetwork Chapter Leads

 

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Carrie LaChappelle, Midwife

Carrie is a SC Licensed Midwife from Greenville with 13 years of combined birthing experience. She attends homebirths in the upstate and surrounding communities.


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Jen Conway, Birth Photographer & Doula

Jen is a birth photographer/film maker serving Greenville and Spartanburg. . She is also a Mom to 4 and has experienced childbirth in birth centers, at home and in hospital.

 


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Sarah Canino

Sarah is an apprentice midwife serving the Upstate and will be licencing in the summer. She is wife to an amazing husband and mother to 5 wonderful children.

 

Our Lead Volunteers

meredith wentzel Meredith is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist with a Masters degree in Health & Wellness. She provides holistic, functional and integrative feeding and wellness support to families in the Upstate in the home or office setting. Meredith lives in Simpsonville with her husband and two children.

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Meredith is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist with a Masters degree in Health & Wellness. She provides holistic, functional and integrative feeding and wellness support to families in the Upstate in the home or office setting. Meredith lives in Simpsonville with her husband and two children.

DANA PATTERSON DANA PATTERSON is a native of the Upstate, the wife of one amazing man for nearly 20 years, and mother of 7 incredible children. Dana serves expecting families with gentleness, compassion, and encouragement as a doula and childbirth educator.

DANA PATTERSON

DANA PATTERSON is a native of the Upstate, the wife of one amazing man for nearly 20 years, and mother of 7 incredible children. Dana serves expecting families with gentleness, compassion, and encouragement as a doula and childbirth educator.

Angelica Bennett Angelica is a trained Labor Doula here in the upstate. She owns Birth Flow Doula Services+. Angelica is passionate about birth and helping families. Doula work is her calling. She also can appreciate a cheesy joke or two. :)

Angelica Bennett

Angelica is a trained Labor Doula here in the upstate. She owns Birth Flow Doula Services+. Angelica is passionate about birth and helping families. Doula work is her calling. She also can appreciate a cheesy joke or two. :)

Jennifer Cain Jennifer Cain is an apprentice homebirth midwife with Hatched Traditional Midwifery. She has served the families of our community as an apprentice midwife since 2009 and will be licensed as a CPM this year.

Jennifer Cain

Jennifer Cain is an apprentice homebirth midwife with Hatched Traditional Midwifery. She has served the families of our community as an apprentice midwife since 2009 and will be licensed as a CPM this year.

Karla Costner Karla began her birth work as a midwifery student and apprentice in 2008. She decided to focus on the non-clinical side of birth and became a certified Hypnodoula with Hypnobabies in 2010. After having two hypnobirths of her own, she became determined to teach other women the benefits of hypnosis. She certified as a Hypnobabies instructor in 2015. In March of 2016, she co-founded Well Nested Childbirth Services

Karla Costner

Karla began her birth work as a midwifery student and apprentice in 2008. She decided to focus on the non-clinical side of birth and became a certified Hypnodoula with Hypnobabies in 2010. After having two hypnobirths of her own, she became determined to teach other women the benefits of hypnosis. She certified as a Hypnobabies instructor in 2015. In March of 2016, she co-founded Well Nested Childbirth Services

Elizabeth Randolph Elizabeth Randolph is a licensed midwife. She has been attending births and training future midwives for the last ten years. She is married to Nathan and has four rambunctious children. When she is not catching babies, feeling bellies or giving breastfeeding advice she can be found devouring books, cooking, or entertaining other people with rambunctious children.

Elizabeth Randolph

Elizabeth Randolph is a licensed midwife. She has been attending births and training future midwives for the last ten years. She is married to Nathan and has four rambunctious children. When she is not catching babies, feeling bellies or giving breastfeeding advice she can be found devouring books, cooking, or entertaining other people with rambunctious children.

 ASHLEY MCCULLOUGH Ashley McCullough. is a mother of 3 who has a passion for breastfeeding as well as supporting all mothers. She believe that everyone should know their options and have access to support and resources. 

 ASHLEY MCCULLOUGH

Ashley McCullough. is a mother of 3 who has a passion for breastfeeding as well as supporting all mothers. She believe that everyone should know their options and have access to support and resources. 

Roxanne Ervin ROXANNE ERVIN is a birth doula serving hospital, birth center, and home births in the Upstate area.  She has trained with DONA and Hypnobabies and is passionate about VBAC births.  Roxanne uses intuition, prayer and her training to serve in each unique birth.  

Roxanne Ervin

ROXANNE ERVIN is a birth doula serving hospital, birth center, and home births in the Upstate area.  She has trained with DONA and Hypnobabies and is passionate about VBAC births.  Roxanne uses intuition, prayer and her training to serve in each unique birth.  

Julie Byers JULIE BYERS is a certified doula and childbirth educator with over 10 years in birth work. She owns Greenville Hypnobabies . Her deepest wish is for couples to look forward to their birth with joyful expectation instead of fear.

Julie Byers

JULIE BYERS is a certified doula and childbirth educator with over 10 years in birth work. She owns Greenville Hypnobabies . Her deepest wish is for couples to look forward to their birth with joyful expectation instead of fear.

Megan Afshar Dr. Megan is a chiropractor in Greenville, SC who is incredibly passionate about family health--from newborn baby, to seasoned adults. She loves educating those she interacts with about the power of a functioning nervous system and the influence it has on overall health. 

Megan Afshar

Dr. Megan is a chiropractor in Greenville, SC who is incredibly passionate about family health--from newborn baby, to seasoned adults. She loves educating those she interacts with about the power of a functioning nervous system and the influence it has on overall health. 

Susannah Baldwin Susannah is a licensed professional counselor and has been in practice since 2011.  She specializes in working with adults struggling with issues surrounding their reproductive journey- sexuality, infertility, pregnancy, childbirth, loss, postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety. She has advanced training in Maternal Mental Health and frequently speaks at groups and with professionals to raise awareness, promote screening and treatment of maternal mental illness. She is also a volunteer for PSI as a State Coordinator and is on the leadership board for the Upstate Birth Network. 

Susannah Baldwin

Susannah is a licensed professional counselor and has been in practice since 2011.  She specializes in working with adults struggling with issues surrounding their reproductive journey- sexuality, infertility, pregnancy, childbirth, loss, postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety. She has advanced training in Maternal Mental Health and frequently speaks at groups and with professionals to raise awareness, promote screening and treatment of maternal mental illness. She is also a volunteer for PSI as a State Coordinator and is on the leadership board for the Upstate Birth Network. 

Christina Szrama Christina decided to become a birth doula after coming through her first child's 45-hour birth feeling empowered and joyful (though tired). She had found so much strength from the women supporting her that she wanted to learn to provide similar support for others.  She has been a birth doula for the past 5 years and hopes to become an IBCLC in the near future in order to further support moms & babies. She and her husband Ryan have 3 children and one Pyredoodle puppy.

Christina Szrama

Christina decided to become a birth doula after coming through her first child's 45-hour birth feeling empowered and joyful (though tired). She had found so much strength from the women supporting her that she wanted to learn to provide similar support for others.  She has been a birth doula for the past 5 years and hopes to become an IBCLC in the near future in order to further support moms & babies. She and her husband Ryan have 3 children and one Pyredoodle puppy.