Jackie Griggs is a certified nurse midwife in the Houston area since 1989. She attended The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston to obtain a master’s degree in nursing. She owned and operated Bay Area Birth Center in Pasadena from 2005-2017, and now owns Midwife in the Heights and Birth Center of Beaumont. She is on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Birth Centers since 2013. She is active with the Consortium of Texas Certified Nurse Midwives, and the Association of Texas. She is a writer and is currently working on a book about her experiences as a midwife. Jackie has precepted many nursing and midwifery students, and thinks it is very important to raise new midwives. Jackie is the mother of five sons, three of which were born at home with the assistance of midwives. She loves her work and has no plans to retire.