Carol Leonard is a retired midwife, a naturalist and a writer. She wrote for the Bangor Daily News on her blog “Bad Beaver Tales.” She was the first midwife licensed to practice legally in NH and has attended close to 1200 babies born safely in their own homes. She co-founded the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), representing midwives in the US, Canada, and Mexico. Carol was elected the second president of MANA in 1986. She has authored several books, including her 2010 memoir, Lady’s Hands, Lion’s Heart: A Midwife’s Saga. Her new 2019 book is called Bad Beaver Tales: Love and Life in Downeast Maine.