Jessica “Veege” Ruediger, LDM, CPM first began attending births in Southern Oregon in 1996 as an apprentice midwife. In 2003, she earned a parallel BA in Women’s Reproductive Lives: Biology, Evolution and Culture from Western Washington University. During her time in Washington, she also completed Postpartum Doula training from Seattle Midwifery School. She returned to the Rogue Valley to start a family, where both of her daughters were born at home.
She spent the next several years practicing the fine art of balancing parenting two young children with midwifery training, attending home births as an apprentice and assistant midwife. She began offering placenta encapsulation in 2006. In the summer of 2010, she interned at Mercy Maternity Center in Davao City, Philippines. She received her national midwifery certification in 2011, to become a Certified Professional Midwife. She was voted one of southern Oregon’s favorite midwives in Oregon Healthy Living of 2011. After obtaining her Oregon State License of Direct Entry Midwifery in August of 2013, she started her private practice, Moonstone Midwifery. She is honored to serve her community through offering holistic home birth midwifery care.