Donna Derenthal is a Certified Professional Midwife. She is Licensed in the State of Vermont. She received her CPM Certification from the North American Registry of Midwives, in February, 2008. She has attended over 250 home births.
In 1993, she took a Midwifery Home-study course and two, two-week intensive midwifery workshops. In October of that year, she began an apprenticeship with Judy Mentzer, a direct-entry midwife with a busy homebirth practice in Orrstown, PA. In the Fall of 1994 she passed the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) exam and became a Registered Midwife as well as Judy’s paid assistant. In the summer of 1997 she moved to Vermont to start a family. Both of her daughters were born at home. In December of 2006 she returned to Midwifery.