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 42 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 6 great-grandbabies. She loves gardening, crocheting and graphic art.