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Amanda O'Briant, CNM, WHNP

Instructor, UNC Midwives

Amanda earned her first bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1997. She completed a Master of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University with a concentration in Nursing, Women’s Health in 2004. She completed a post-master’s certificate at East Carolina University in Nurse Midwifery in May 2016.

Amanda is passionate about working with people to achieve their health goals across their lifetime. She enjoys providing affirming gynecologic and pregnancy/labor care to women, LGBTQI people and adolescents of diverse backgrounds.

“Being a midwife and nurse practitioner has been a great privilege and a great joy to me. It’s wonderful to be able to say my work is truly something that makes me happy. UNC offers a unique environment that embraces the midwifery model of care, backed by strong evidence. We are able to serve people across their lifespan with an approach that is personal, sensitive, and minimizes unnecessary interventions. We have an amazing team,” she said.

Amanda serves as a gynecologic clinician in the UNC Clinic for Women and Girls With Bleeding Disorders, a partnership between the UNC Benign Hematology department and UNC-OB-GYN.

Amanda lives in Durham with her spouse and three children. In addition to her work, Amanda enjoys distance running, meditation and playing traditional music on mandolin and fiddle.