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Based on your location and our availability, it is most common that you have ONE midwife chosen for your prenatal, birth, and postpartum care.  This allows you to anticipate who will be at your birth and have your midwife become a specialist in YOU--your family, your birth plan, your hopes and dreams for this birth.  However, the two of us working as partners means you also get to know your back-up midwife who would be there if anything unexpected came up causing your midwife to be unavailable.  Community Care is a great chance to get to know both of us, as Alanna and Story conduct these group visits together.


Story Jones, CNM


       I love the work that I do and the families that I serve. I am a mother of six children born at home with Certified Nurse Midwives.  The midwives that served me did more than help me have empowering births.  They created in me a desire to care for each of my clients in the same nurturing way. 

      In college I obtained degrees in Biology (Gordon College) and Nursing (George Mason University).  I confirmed my desire to be a midwife during a five-month mission trip working with doctors and midwives at a clinic in The Gambia, West Africa. I married my husband, Josiah, in 2005, the same year I started working as a Registered Nurse (RN).

     I graduated from Frontier Nursing University with my Master of Science in Nursing to become a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) in 2009 and worked from 2010 to 2015 with a group practice as a home birth midwife for families throughout the Washington area.   I am certified by AMCB and am licensed to practice midwifery as an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner (CNM) and to prescribe in the state of Virginia.


       The time came for me to pursue the one-on-one relationships that first attracted me to midwifery.  I also desired to focus on serving my own community.  This brought about the "birth" of Fairfax Home Birth.

       I consider it a privilege to truly know the families I serve.  I am honored that you would consider inviting me into your home for this momentous event in your life.  Whether the decision to give birth at home is one that comes quickly, or one that you need time to ponder and investigate, I hope that you will feel at ease doing so with me.  You choose Fairfax Home Birth because you want to be heard, educated and truly "at home."



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a couple of hours after my 6th home birth


Alanna Crimmins, CNM


My journey to become a midwife started in 2014 in a home here in Fairfax, Virginia. A dear friend invited me to her home birth, and as I watched her overcome the challenge of giving birth, in her own bedroom, I knew that I wanted to help other women achieve the same victory. 


I began work as a doula in 2016. In 2018, I graduated from George Mason University with my Bachelor’s in the Science of Nursing. After graduating, I began work as a Registered Nurse at George Washington University Hospital in D.C., where I had the opportunity to work with nurses, physicians and midwives that honored the birthing process and allowed birth to unfold physiologically.


I graduated from Frontier Nursing University with my Master’s in the Science of Nursing in 2022 and was then certified by AMCB as a Certified Nurse Midwife and licensed by the state of Virginia to practice midwifery as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. 

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During my midwifery schooling, I was blessed to be able to return to the home birth setting and attend births with Story, here at Fairfax Home Birth. I am overjoyed to have joined Story’s practice and to get to work alongside such a knowledgeable and attentive midwife and role model. I look forward to getting to know you and accompany you on your birth journey. 

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Emily Kuniholm

Birth Assistant

       Emily has attended over 70 births with Fairfax Home Birth as our Birth Assistant.  She is trained in neonatal resuscitation and is skilled to assist in emergencies.  Emily helps births run smoothly.  Her calm energy blends into every style of birth plan as she sets up supplies, charts the medical events of the birth, and assists with nearly every facet of the midwife's role including your physical and emotional support in labor.  You'll see her back at your house for a postpartum home visit to check on you and baby.

You'll get to know Emily at the office as well, where she is our administrative assistant.  She'll be assisting the team throughout your prenatal care, including likely being at your prenatal home visit (around 37 weeks).  She keeps our office stocked, our fax machine cleared, and your paperwork sent off to where you need it.  


Midwives and families alike are grateful for Emily!

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