Rebecca Cypher, MSN, PNNP, is a nationally respected leader in perinatal nursing. She has served in multiple AWHONN leadership capacities, and is the current AWHONN President-Elect. Her career has encompassed roles such as clinical nurse, manager, perinatal nurse practitioner, consultant, and educator. Rebecca has lectured nationally on a variety of obstetric topics including fetal monitoring, legal issues, and high risk conditions in pregnancy. She has conducted clinical research with physician and nurse colleagues on a variety of OB topics and has written or co-authored several peer reviewed articles and book chapters. She serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing and is a reviewer for Nursing for Women’s Health.