Amy Nacht and Jo Anne Lindberg

Amy Nacht is a certified nurse-midwife (CNM), who speaks Spanish as well as English. She has worked in homes, birth centers, and in hospitals, first as a direct entry midwife and now a CNM. She has taught childbirth education and prenatal and postnatal yoga. Amy is currently involved with raising her two young children and working as a CNM as clinical faculty in the University of Colorado. Amy tells us, “I hope to see the rate of maternal death decline. I hope to see the rate of midwifery education increase worldwide and to see the rate of conferences/meetings/alliances increase to allow all of women’s health practitioners worldwide to learn from each other. My goal is to aid in the process of creating a profession that continues to nurture families while nurturing itself. A healthy profession can reach farther and do more to support gentle and healthy births for mother and child.”

Jo Anne Lindberg has been advocating for midwifery since she had her children at home. After that wonderful experience she became a birth advocate and founded BirthLink.com in 1996. BirthLink is a resource for parents and practitioners who believe that the midwifery model is the best way to give birth. Jo Anne offers birth options consultations to parents who want to make informed decisions for healthier, happier births. Jo Anne tells us that her private practice in Asian medicine, in the form of shiatsu bodywork, “informs my birth work by honoring the cycles of all life. I’m interested in connecting with anyone who wants to know more about birth in the midwestern US. We stand for undisturbed birth, immediate bonding, long term breastfeeding, and engaged conscious parenting.”

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