I went to nursing school and worked in ICU, Labor and Delivery, taught Childbirth Classes, and volunteered at a Pregnancy Help Center for years. I then apprenticed for 3 years with a Certified Nurse Midwife, Joyce Daniel, who had been doing homebirth for 18 years. I began my homebirth practice in 1989 and since then have become a Certified Professional Midwife. I was licensed in Texas from 1993 until now and currently work in Missouri and Kansas where licensure is unavailable. I do, however, maintain all the requirements for my CPM, including Neonatal Resuscitation Certification, CPR, continuing education hours and quarterly peer review.