Mary Bove, ND, earned her doctorate of naturopathic medicine and midwifery certification from Bastyr University. She also holds a diploma of phytotherapy/herbal medicine from the School of Phytotherapy in Great Britain. Bove practiced naturopathic family medicine, herbal medicine, and midwifery for more than 30 years, specializing in naturopathic pediatrics, botanical medicine, natural prenatal care, and homebirth. Bove chaired the departments of Botanical Medicine and Naturopathic Midwifery at Bastyr University. She is the author of the Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants and coauthored Herbs for Women’s Health.