Our Team

Lesley Rathbun

FNP, CNM
Owner/Director

Lesley Rathbun is dual certified as a  Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife. She is the owner and director of Charleston Birth Place…

Jennifer Hirchert

MSN, CNM
Staff Midwife

Birth Assistant Coordinator

Jennifer started her career as a labor and delivery nurse at MUSC in 2008, and joined the CBP family as a birth assistant the following year…

Erin Stein

MSN, CNM, WHNP
Staff Midwife

Education Coordinator

I have been working with mothers and babies for more than a decade in many different capacities, which ultimately led to my working here at the Charleston Birth Place as a Certified Nurse Midwife/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner…

Ashley Marshall

CNM, MSN
Staff Midwife

Ashley Marshall’s journey to midwifery began with the births of her own children who were all born into the hands of midwives…

Martha Krauss

CNM, IBCLC,

Staff Midwife

Martha Krauss is a full time member of our midwife staff. Martha is thrilled to be at the Birth Place, providing midwifery care in its purist form to CBP clients. She has over 20 years of experience in women’s health…

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Penny Bowan

 MSN, CNM
Part-time Staff Midwife

Penelope “Penny” Bowman is a highly respected CNM practicing in the Lowcountry since 1994. She has assisted thousands of families with their pregnancy and health care needs….

Ivy Parrish

BSN, RN

As a teenager, Ivy Parrish was able to witness a friend give birth.  From this first witness of the miracle of birth, Ivy’s love for pregnancy, childbirth and growing families developed…

Norva S. Andrews Decoteau

RN, BSc, LNM, CLNC

I have worked at Charleston Birth Place for more than seven years as a birth assistant and post-partum home visit nurse…

Susan Rodriguez

Front Office

Chevonne Cobb

Front Office

Brianna Brantley

Front Office