Jackie Griggs

Jackie is a Certified Nurse-Midwife with a Masters degree in nursing who has delivered over 2,500 babies, yet can still recall each as an “honored, unique event.” She has always worked in women’s health since receiving her first nursing degree in 1979.

Jackie’s experience includes working in several different settings: homes, birth centers, clinics, and hospital care. She attended the University of Texas in Galveston (UTMB) to receive her Masters degree as an Advanced Practice Nurse in 2001 and continued to help women at home and birth centers since that time.

About me:
I’m the mom of five sons, all grown. Three were born at home with the assistance of midwives. I’m from Amarillo, Tx, and my husband, George and I have been married for 47 years. .We have 2 small grandchildren, who bring a lot of light to our life. Even after all these years, I still love being a midwife. My hobbies are reading- especially about history, writing, and walking.

Education and Certifications

  • Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM), American College of Nurse-Midwives (2001)
  • Masters in Nursing, specializing in midwifery from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (2001)
  • Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Galveston (1998)
  • Board Certified Lactation Consultant (1995, IBCLC)
  • Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), NARM Exam (2007)
  • Associates Degree in Nursing (RN), San Jacinto College, Houston, TX (1993)
  • Documented by the Texas Department of Health as a midwife, since 1990
  • Apprentice Midwife with Mickey Friederichs, Pasadena, TX (1989-1992)
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), San Jacinto College, Houston, TX (1979)
  • Current Ongoing Certifications: CPR, Neonatal Resuscitation, and Fetal Monitoring

Awards and Career Highlights

  • Currently serving on the American Association of Birth Centers Board of Directors since 2014 
  • Recipient of the Hazel Corbin Award (2001) from the Maternity Center Association of the United States
  • Award for best student midwifery research 2001
  • Accredited La Leche League Leader since 1985
  • Supported women with over 1,500 births in hospitals, birth centers, and homes

Memberships and Volunteering

  • American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), member since 1999
  • American Association of Birth Centers, member since 2005
  • Texas Coalition of Birth Centers, President, since 2009
  • Greater Houston Midwives Association
  1. Founding Member
  2. Treasurer 1993-2003
  • Association of Texas Midwives (ATM)
  1. Past President 2005-2008
  2. Member since 1986
  • Member, Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), member since 1995
  • La Leche League International, Leader in Pasadena, TX since 1987