Barbara Harper, rn, is the founder and President of Waterbirth International. Barbara, who was an intensive care nurse for seven years, is now practicing holistic nursing. She has served on the Board of Directors of The American Holistic Nurses Association. The mother of three, two of whom were bom at home in the water, lectures, writes and works with pregnant women. A book she wrote on water birth is waiting for publication while she is writing another about The Family Birthing Center of Upland, California.