Debra Lowrance DNP, APRN, CNM. WNHP, IBCLC is a full scope certified Advance Practice Nurse specializing in Midwifery and Women's Health. She is also an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Debra completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at University of Illinois at Chicago (Urbana Region) and continued on to serve as adjunct faculty teaching both undergraduate and graduate level nurses. She serves on the Illinois Association of Advanced Practice Nurses board of directors as well as a board member at large for Illinois affiliate of American College of Nurse Midwives. With over 30 years of experience in the birth world both in hospital and now out of hospital with a new growing home birth practice, Debra is well versed in assisting parents through the pregnancy and beyond. Now as an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor she is reaching out to spread knowledge though Savvy Birth workshops and Evidence Based Birth® classes throughout south central Illinois.