Jessica Henman APRN, CNM, CPM, has been a nurse for over 20 years and received her Master’s degree from Frontier Nursing University in 2010. Prior to becoming a midwife, Jessica worked internationally in humanitarian aid, practiced as a nurse in ER and cardiac surgery, and was a childbirth educator and doula here in St Louis. Jessica is very active in family and church life and supports the midwifery and mothering community through her role on the Boards of the Missouri Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives and The Sparrows Nest Teen Maternity Home as well as many other educational and community activities. She has lived in St Louis for most of her life and loves being a wife and the mother of 3 wonderful big kids. Jessica dreamed for many years of a place where moms and midwives could partner together and is proud to be the founding director of the first independent birth center to serve St Louis families.