susan0413smrSusan Oshel, CPM, LM

Susan began serving families as a labor assistant working with various midwives in 1976. In 1981, after 5 years of training, she began practicing midwifery. Additionally, she has extensive training in vitamin and herbal therapies

Susan attained certification as a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) in 1996 when it became available and have been licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine since 2004.

In the past 40 years of attending births Susan is humbled to have been invited into every one, a very special invitation to a private celebration.

She is also fulfilling a dream to improve maternity care and birth outcomes around the world as the director of midwifery academics for Charis Childbirth, an international school for midwives, childbirth educators, doulas, postpartum doulas and lactation counselors. Susan is affiliated with MANA in an ongoing role as a birth data reviewer.

She’s happily married and has 4 adult children, 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandbabies. She loves gardening, crocheting and graphic art.


Kadie DiTocco Kadie DiTocco, Midwife Assistant, Doula

Kadie is happily serving families as a birth assistant and offers skilled prenatal and postpartum massage. She is in midwifery school and looks forward to her ongoing journey as a midwife! Serving pregnant and postpartum families with Susan Oshel is a perfect part of her journey and she is honored and blessed to serve YOU!

Kadie is available to expertly encapsulate your placenta, she serves all of SW Virginia for placenta encapsulation services.

Being a doula is part of her heart’s desire and she is willing to serve anyone in need of doula care, in or out of hospital. She trained as a doula for over a year with extensive education. Her training includes lactation counselor and childbirth education. She is currently enrolled in Charis Childbirth midwifery academics. Feel free to connect with Kadie to request a free consultation for doula services.