The Juneau Family Birth Center has hired midwife Jennifer Sanford.
Sanford, her husband, Jeffrey, and their children, Evan and Kyle, are from Las Cruces, N.M.
Sanford recently served a two-year apprenticeship in Albuquerque. She also served an internship in an El Paso birth center and received her New Mexico license after completing her apprenticeship, the Family Birth Center said. Sanford finished four months as a senior resident in New Mexico before coming to Juneau.