Judy Edmunds, CPM, RNC, LM, CH, is a certified professional midwife licensed in the state of Oregon. She has been practicing independently since 1980. Judy is also a registered nutritional consultant and chartered herbalist. As an HIV/AIDS consultant, certified HIV testing counselor and partner notification specialist, she keeps busy researching, developing and teaching disease prevention programs. She also enjoys teaching emergency response techniques such as CPR, Neonatal Resuscitation, First Aid and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics. She has been certified as an instructor for the American Red Cross, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Heart Association. Judy writes in her "spare" time.