I am a Direct-Entry Midwife. I have also worked as a DONA Birth Doula and a certified Chiropractic Assistant. I have been involved in midwifery since early 1999 when I was certified as a Birth Doula through DONA, Int. and attended my first birth as a student midwife. The following year, I enrolled in the Midwifery Training Institute of American – a long distance learning course based out of Dallas, TX. During this time I learned hands-on midwifery skills under several different midwives during short-term apprenticeships. I completed three years with MTI, and then transferred to the Midwife to Be Program in South Carolina. I graduated from the Midwife to Be course in the summer of 2005 and began attending births as a primary midwife.