Instructor, UNC Midwives
Amanda O’Briant, CNM, MSN, joined UNC Midwives on Sept. 30, 2016. She comes to UNC OB-GYN most recently from the Women’s Health Alliance in Durham. She has 12 years of experience as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and became a Certified Nurse Midwife in May 2016.
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 lives in Durham with her spouse and three children. Aside from working with women to achieve their health goals across their lives, Amanda enjoys distance running, gardening, and cooking with her family.
“Being a women’s health care provider 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. Coming to UNC as a Certified Nurse Midwife has been a lifelong dream. It’s a unique environment that embraces the midwifery model of care, backed by strong evidence. We are able to serve women across their lifespan with an approach that is very current, personal, sensitive, and minimizes unnecessary interventions. We have an amazing team,” she said.