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Columbia Homebirth Midwife


Jennifer Lucas O'Briant, CPM, LM

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Columbia Homebirth Midwife


Jennifer Lucas O'Briant, CPM, LM

 

Jennifer Lucas O'Briant is a native to Columbia, SC.  She was born and raised in West Columbia until moving to Aiken, SC.  She graduated from South Aiken High School and went on to study at The University of South Carolina.  She married her husband, Ian and they have lived all over the state together including in Aiken and Charleston.  They have three beautiful children they are currently raising back in the capital city.  

Jennifer began her path as a birth-worker after the birth of her first daughter.  Though her life was filled with joy at her arrival, she became fascinated at the prospect of birth remaining a natural process rather than the highly interventative medical procedure she underwent.  She soon became a doula and started researching her paths to becoming a midwife.  Her second child was born at home and she knew it was her life's calling to provide the same service to others.  She trained through Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association, (CAPPA) and attended midwifery school in Spartanburg, SC studying with Ms. Susan Smart.  She also worked at Covenant Birth Center while it served the Midlands.  She founded O'Baby Birth Services offering physical, emotional, and lactation support to women and their newborns as a labor doula.  She still provides this service along with birth photography and placenta encapsulation.  Jennifer has also been an activist for birth rights in South Carolina.  She was Vice President of the South Carolina Birth Coalition protecting the right of women to have access to quality care providers and facilities.  She studied as an apprentice and student for six years while also working as a doula, birth assistant, activist, and having their second and third child at home.  She attended over 100 births before completing her apprenticeship.

She took her national board exam, the NARM in March 2016 and obtained the credential of Certified Professional Midwife.  In May, she was granted a license by the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control to serve the women of South Carolina as a licensed midwife.  She is looking forward to building her new practice and serving even more South Carolinian families.

She also enjoys music, dance, spending time with her husband (without whom, she says her career would be impossible), and watching her children discover this life.

  

 
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Midwife caring for Columbia, Lexington, West Columbia, Aiken, Cayce, and the Midlands of SC.


Midwife caring for Columbia, Lexington, West Columbia, Aiken, Cayce, and the Midlands of SC.