About Us

Our Midwives

Lincey Yankus, LM, CPM

​Family Birth Services Clinical Director and Staff Midwife, Preceptor

​Lincey Yankus is the latest addition to our FBS family of experienced midwives, joining us at the beginning of 2018. Lincey was raised on a small farm in southern Alabama, and from a young age loved anything to do with babies, animal and human. She grew up with her mother treating sickness with natural remedies, homemade herbal tinctures, and teas, so she says it was inevitable that she would end up in a natural, holistic field.

In 2010 Lincey graduated from Asbury University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology/Pre-med. She then attended the National College of Midwifery in conjunction with Newlife International School of Midwifery based in Davao City, Philippines where she lived, studied, and “caught” babies in Davao City from 2010-2012 at a high volume birth center offering free maternity care to the underprivileged women in the city. 

In 2012 Lincey graduated from Newlife with her Associates Degree in Midwifery, passed the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) national certification exam, and in 2013 became a licensed midwife in the state of Texas. Currently Lincey has attended a total over 500 births, and delivered over 100 babies as the primary care-giver. Lincey is currently accepting new clients! ​

Lincey loves mission work and traveling and has been to Mexico, China, Panama, and the Philippines. She likes living overseas, but above all loves serving God by serving others wherever she is. Lincey also enjoys teaching students, and serves in the Association of Texas Midwives Midwife Training Program (ATMMTP) as a regular workshop instructor. 

Lincey currently lives in the Dallas area with her husband Joshua and her Yorkie, George. In her free time she enjoys knitting, baking and watching bull riding and football.

Sarah White, LM, CPM

Staff Midwife

Sarah was born at home with a midwife in Mansfield, Texas.  After graduating from high school in 2013, Sarah began a career path to become an RN. However the more time she spent in hospitals the more she began to realize how structured and impersonal the medical model of care could be in the obstetrical field compared to what her mother had experienced with the midwifery model of care.  In January of 2016, Sarah decided to switch gears, and began her midwifery education with the Association of Texas Midwives Midwifery Training Program (ATMMTP). 

In September 2016, Sarah began her clinical apprenticeship with Family Birth Services.  It was at FBS that Sarah saw her very first birth, with many more to follow.  Sarah graduated from ATMMTP and obtained her state license after two years apprenticing at FBS. During that time she assisted at over 100 births and was the primary care provider at 30 births.   She is currently a staff midwife at FBS and assists other midwives in the area as well. Sarah loves getting to build relationships with the women FBS serves, and providing continuity of care. She values educating women, and preserving the natural process of childbirth. Sarah has a special heart for VBACs, inspired by seeing her own mother educate herself and achieve that goal.  Sarah is currently taking clients.  

In 2017, Sarah married Taylor, who works for the city of Ft. Worth. The two of them live in the DFW area surrounded by their hometowns and family. 

Sarah enjoys volunteering in her church coffee shop and engaging in community outreach for low income pregnant women. Sarah also enjoys spending time with friends over coffee, working out with her husband, baking, going to concerts, spending quality time with family and traveling. 

Becky Thorp, LM, CPM

Staff Midwife

​Becky is from Sun Valley, Idaho. Being born at home herself, midwifery was a familiar subject in her family. Becky has always had a love for babies and a heart for serving women and families. She is a licensed midwife in Texas, a Certified Professional midwife (certified by the North American Registry of Midwives, and a certified doula and childbirth educator (certified through Charis Childbirth).

​​After graduating from high school in 2009, Becky completed the Ecola Bible School one year program in Cannon Beach, Oregon. In 2012, she attended the birth of her nephew and knew then, that midwifery was her calling. She enrolled in Charis Childbirth midwifery program 2014 and began attending births as a doula for friends and family. In March of 2016, she moved to Grand Prairie, Texas and began her clinical apprenticeship at FBS. Becky married her husband Nate, finished her training and academics, and became licensed in 2018. She is currently taking new clients for 2019!

Becky’s style is marked by conscientious focus and putting a priority on clients’ emotional and physical well-being. She believes in evidence based care and true informed consent to empower families for shared decision making. Her love for children often comes out in the way she interacts with and includes the siblings of the new baby in their mother’s prenatal and postpartum visits. As a certified childbirth educator, she also enjoys teaching childbirth classes and educating women and their families.

Becky currently lives in Arlington with her husband. When not doing birth work, she enjoys hiking, camping, snowboarding, as well as cooking, reading, and being involved in her church. She plans to get additional education and training in to be able to go overseas to help train indigenous birth workers to ultimately help decrease infant and maternal mortality.

April Pierce LM, CPM

Family Birth Services Apprentice Director, Staff Midwife, Preceptor

​April Pierce is one of the pillars of our midwifery practice at FBS.  She is originally from Missouri and has been licensed and certified since 2002.  April was trained at Family Birth Services by Helen Jolly Nelson, and completed the Association of Texas Midwives (ATM) midwifery training program. She has now been licensed for fifteen continual years, practiced in both Texas and Missouri, and attended over 700 births. 

April believes that being a midwife is a lifetime calling, and is highly sought after for her calm, supportive presence and extensive birth experience.  Her positive attitude and cheerful demeanor reflect the fact that April truly loves working with pregnant women, and is ready to go the extra mile to help them safely achieve the birth they desire. April’s specialties are water births and clients seeking a VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarian). She serves many repeat clients as well as frequently taking new clients who come to FBS for care. 

​April is the Apprentice Director at Family Birth Services, and is highly invested in working with our midwifery students and helping them learn about labor and birth.  Her teaching style is fun, practical and interactive, and she is known for creating multiple scenario practices to help the students practice their skills and learn critical thinking.  As part of our educational program, April has developed a monthly student group that meets at FBS and is open to all the midwifery students in our area. At these monthly meetings April schedules and facilitates high quality workshops as another way of contributing to the continuing education of the next generation of midwives.

April is the proud aunt of thirteen nieces and nephews and occasionally goes home to Missouri to visit them. She loves planning and organizing, sewing projects, watching old movies, and spending time with friends. 

Lisa Thomas Welch, LM, CPM

Staff Midwife, Preceptor

​​Lisa began her journey in midwifery in 1999 in her hometown of Joplin, Missouri. She moved to Texas in 2004 to complete her clinical training at Family Birth Services. After receiving her Texas midwifery license and her CPM in 2006, Lisa stayed in Texas and joined the staff of FBS. She has now been on staff with us for twelve years, and has attended over 500 births. 

​Lisa’s midwifery focus is education and teaching. With a strong emphasis on comprehending the physiology of pregnancy and birth and encouraging evidence based practices, Lisa has greatly enriched both the clinical standards at FBS as well as the quality of our students’ education. Lisa served as the apprentice director at FBS for several years, and developed high quality educational workshops which she continues to teach both in the DFW area as well as other states. 

Lisa is currently serving her second year as the president of the North Texas Midwives (NTM) Association,​​ a non-profit organization uniting midwife professionals and others supporting safe childbirth options. In this role she facilitates monthly meetings for midwives in the DFW area, networks with other medical professionals and invests in continuing education for midwives. 

​Lisa lives with her husband TJ and her two sons Tommy and Parker in Cedar Hill. ​​​She currently accepts only a few repeat clients, and enjoys spending most of her time being a wife and mother. Lisa also likes cooking, creating food art, and spending time outdoors.​​​

Esther Schatte

Student Midwife 

Esther Schatte is from Texas and the fifth of seven children. She and four of her siblings were born at home with a midwife, so the concept of midwifery was always familiar to her. Growing up, Esther often considered midwifery as something she might pursue one day. Esther worked for her dad and family friends for three years after high school before spending the next two years doing mission work. This included spending time doing missions in both the US and in Asia.

While Esther was in Asia, she had the opportunity to volunteer in a girl’s home for street children. As she heard the stories of each of the little girls along with many of the female staff members, she was touched by the lack of care that they received due to gender discrimination. This awakened in Esther the desire to provide both medical and spiritual care to under privileged women.

After Esther’s return to the United States, she continued working in the mission’s home office, while seeking the Lord’s will through prayer about where He was leading her. Through a series of open doors, Esther was able to start her academic midwifery education through Association of Texas Midwives Midwifery Training Program (ATMMTP) in June 2016, and her clinical apprenticeship with Family Birth Services in July of 2017.  Esther is currently assisting at most of the FBS births.

​Esther’s ultimate goal is to use midwifery as a tool in reaching out to women, whether overseas or here in the United States. She desires to serve them through education on the normal birth processes, while providing quality, compassionate care.  In her free time Esther enjoys spending time with family and friends, crocheting, knitting, hiking, volleyball, coffee, and traveling. 

Alyssa Willis

Student Midwife 

Home for Alyssa is nestled in the fingertips of the Appalachian mountains where she and her family of ten started a farm. When they began adding animals, she immediately took the role of caring for them, and in March of 2009 she saw her first animal birth. The birth was an amazing miracle that sparked an interest to see every birth on the farm. Alyssa enjoyed the life tending to the needs of animals and was even thinking of becoming a veterinarian. One September morning in 2011 that idea shifted when the Lord called her to a new field, midwifery, pointing out that pregnancy, birth, and the newborn were her favorite parts of the farm.

Having no clear starting point, a door opened for Alyssa to attend an introduction to midwifery class in September 2012. It was during the week long class the calling was confirmed and determination rose to carry out the dream as she learned more about the role of a midwife and what she does. She left knowing she wanted to take the direct-entry route to become a CPM, but unsure still where to begin. The midwife who taught the class recommended a birth center in western Texas to acquire clinical training, which Alyssa blew off thinking she never wanted to go to Texas for two years let alone out of state and away from home. Little did she know where the Lord would take her in this journey!

A few years later Alyssa began a search for a midwifery books, which in turn led into a search for a school. The distance-based school, Charis Childbirth, fit all the criteria she had in mind, and she began their midwifery program in April of 2016.  A year later, she faced the dilemma of no births under her belt or midwives in her rural area to bridge the gap between gaining experience while searching for a long-term apprenticeship.  The Lord directed her through another midwifery student in her school to a midwife in Minnesota, who took students for short periods of time.  She flew up there and attended her first birth on International Midwives Day, which was followed by eight more in her time with that midwife. Shortly after getting back from spending a second month in Minnesota, the Lord opened the next door to her training.  A senior student at Family Birth Services had been sharing about her apprenticeship with Alyssa for over year, and the idea of going to Texas for a couple years became less daunting.  Alyssa had put in her application for the FBS apprenticeship program, and after returning from Minnesota she got the exciting news that she’d be moving to Texas for clinical training after all!  She made the move and officially began in July of 2018.

Alyssa enjoys all parts of midwifery, but especially the aspect of developing a relationship with the client and personalizing the care to her as an individual. Long term, she plans to return home to the mountains of Tennessee and serve the women there where there is a strong need for out-of-hospital options for birth.

Outside midwifery, Alyssa loves to spend her time with the Lord, family, and friends. The kitchen is another area where she likes spending time cooking food for others to enjoy, hence the smell of baking bread on occasions.

Emily Bichard

Student Midwife 

Emily felt the Lord calling her to midwifery in 2016. With almost no knowledge of midwifery, she dove right in and began school with the Association of Texas Midwives Midwifery Training program in 2017, and has never looked back.

She loves getting to know the clients through prenatal care and building relationships with them, and equipping them for the birth process and postpartum journey.

Studying midwifery has altered almost every aspect of Emily’s life, and given her knowledge that she has a desire to share with other women, hoping that it empowers them as much as it has empowered her.

She is passionate about good nutrition, exercise in pregnancy, and educating young girls and normalizing natural birth. Emily is finished with her academics, and is working on completing her clinical requirements and continuing education on breastfeeding, herbal remedies and homeopathy.

Emily is married to Brendon, enjoys going on hikes, cooking, exercising, spending time with her friends, swapping birth stories and petting any animal that will allow it.

Our Support Staff

Betty Beasley

FBS administrator and office manager

One of the first voices you will hear when you call Family Birth Services is that of our office manager and administrator, Betty Beasley.  Betty has been with us for twenty-nine years, and she had three of her four children at FBS. One of Betty’s grandbabies was also born at FBS.  

Betty is the real boss of FBS and does everything from managing staff midwives and students, giving regular reports to the owner, handling finances and payment schedules, filing birth certificates, ordering supplies and scheduling appointments.  She is the proud grandmother of three. She sometimes has to take trips to Colorado to see her beloved grandbabies. 

Kristin Butler

FBS office staff

Kristin Butler is in her second year as part of our office staff, with a long time association at FBS.  Kristin has had all nine of her children with FBS midwives, three at the birthing center and six at home.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Family Studies with minors in Accounting and English from Texas Women’s University.  For almost 30 years Kristin has been homeschooling her children and helping her husband with his business, and then in 2016 joined us as part time office support for Betty.  Now she takes care of our accounting, and covers the FBS office one to two days a week. 

 

Our Midwives

Lincey Yankus, LM, CPM

​Family Birth Services Clinical Director and Staff Midwife, Preceptor

​Lincey Yankus is the latest addition to our FBS family of experienced midwives, joining us at the beginning of 2018. Lincey was raised on a small farm in southern Alabama, and from a young age loved anything to do with babies, animal and human. She grew up with her mother treating sickness with natural remedies, homemade herbal tinctures, and teas, so she says it was inevitable that she would end up in a natural, holistic field.

In 2010 Lincey graduated from Asbury University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology/Pre-med. She then attended the National College of Midwifery in conjunction with Newlife International School of Midwifery based in Davao City, Philippines where she lived, studied, and “caught” babies in Davao City from 2010-2012 at a high volume birth center offering free maternity care to the underprivileged women in the city. 

In 2012 Lincey graduated from Newlife with her Associates Degree in Midwifery, passed the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) national certification exam, and in 2013 became a licensed midwife in the state of Texas. Currently Lincey has attended a total over 500 births, and delivered over 100 babies as the primary care-giver. Lincey is currently accepting new clients! ​

Lincey loves mission work and traveling and has been to Mexico, China, Panama, and the Philippines. She likes living overseas, but above all loves serving God by serving others wherever she is. Lincey also enjoys teaching students, and serves in the Association of Texas Midwives Midwife Training Program (ATMMTP) as a regular workshop instructor. 

Lincey currently lives in the Dallas area with her husband Joshua and her Yorkie, George. In her free time she enjoys knitting, baking and watching bull riding and football.

Sarah White, LM, CPM

Staff Midwife

Sarah was born at home with a midwife in Mansfield, Texas.  After graduating from high school in 2013, Sarah began a career path to become an RN. However the more time she spent in hospitals the more she began to realize how structured and impersonal the medical model of care could be in the obstetrical field compared to what her mother had experienced with the midwifery model of care.  In January of 2016, Sarah decided to switch gears, and began her midwifery education with the Association of Texas Midwives Midwifery Training Program (ATMMTP). 

In September 2016, Sarah began her clinical apprenticeship with Family Birth Services.  It was at FBS that Sarah saw her very first birth, with many more to follow.  Sarah graduated from ATMMTP and obtained her state license after two years apprenticing at FBS. During that time she assisted at over 100 births and was the primary care provider at 30 births.   She is currently a staff midwife at FBS and assists other midwives in the area as well. Sarah loves getting to build relationships with the women FBS serves, and providing continuity of care. She values educating women, and preserving the natural process of childbirth. Sarah has a special heart for VBACs, inspired by seeing her own mother educate herself and achieve that goal.  Sarah is currently taking clients.  

In 2017, Sarah married Taylor, who works for the city of Ft. Worth. The two of them live in the DFW area surrounded by their hometowns and family. 

Sarah enjoys volunteering in her church coffee shop and engaging in community outreach for low income pregnant women. Sarah also enjoys spending time with friends over coffee, working out with her husband, baking, going to concerts, spending quality time with family and traveling. 

Becky Thorp, LM, CPM

Staff Midwife

​Becky is from Sun Valley, Idaho. Being born at home herself, midwifery was a familiar subject in her family. Becky has always had a love for babies and a heart for serving women and families. She is a licensed midwife in Texas, a Certified Professional midwife (certified by the North American Registry of Midwives, and a certified doula and childbirth educator (certified through Charis Childbirth).

​​After graduating from high school in 2009, Becky completed the Ecola Bible School one year program in Cannon Beach, Oregon. In 2012, she attended the birth of her nephew and knew then, that midwifery was her calling. She enrolled in Charis Childbirth midwifery program 2014 and began attending births as a doula for friends and family. In March of 2016, she moved to Grand Prairie, Texas and began her clinical apprenticeship at FBS. Becky married her husband Nate, finished her training and academics, and became licensed in 2018. She is currently taking new clients for 2019!

Becky’s style is marked by conscientious focus and putting a priority on clients’ emotional and physical well-being. She believes in evidence based care and true informed consent to empower families for shared decision making. Her love for children often comes out in the way she interacts with and includes the siblings of the new baby in their mother’s prenatal and postpartum visits. As a certified childbirth educator, she also enjoys teaching childbirth classes and educating women and their families.

Becky currently lives in Arlington with her husband. When not doing birth work, she enjoys hiking, camping, snowboarding, as well as cooking, reading, and being involved in her church. She plans to get additional education and training in to be able to go overseas to help train indigenous birth workers to ultimately help decrease infant and maternal mortality.

April Pierce LM, CPM

Family Birth Services Apprentice Director, Staff Midwife, Preceptor

​April Pierce is one of the pillars of our midwifery practice at FBS.  She is originally from Missouri and has been licensed and certified since 2002.  April was trained at Family Birth Services by Helen Jolly Nelson, and completed the Association of Texas Midwives (ATM) midwifery training program. She has now been licensed for fifteen continual years, practiced in both Texas and Missouri, and attended over 700 births. 

April believes that being a midwife is a lifetime calling, and is highly sought after for her calm, supportive presence and extensive birth experience.  Her positive attitude and cheerful demeanor reflect the fact that April truly loves working with pregnant women, and is ready to go the extra mile to help them safely achieve the birth they desire. April’s specialties are water births and clients seeking a VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarian). She serves many repeat clients as well as frequently taking new clients who come to FBS for care. 

​April is the Apprentice Director at Family Birth Services, and is highly invested in working with our midwifery students and helping them learn about labor and birth.  Her teaching style is fun, practical and interactive, and she is known for creating multiple scenario practices to help the students practice their skills and learn critical thinking.  As part of our educational program, April has developed a monthly student group that meets at FBS and is open to all the midwifery students in our area. At these monthly meetings April schedules and facilitates high quality workshops as another way of contributing to the continuing education of the next generation of midwives.

April is the proud aunt of thirteen nieces and nephews and occasionally goes home to Missouri to visit them. She loves planning and organizing, sewing projects, watching old movies, and spending time with friends. 

Lisa Thomas Welch, LM, CPM

Staff Midwife, Preceptor

​​Lisa began her journey in midwifery in 1999 in her hometown of Joplin, Missouri. She moved to Texas in 2004 to complete her clinical training at Family Birth Services. After receiving her Texas midwifery license and her CPM in 2006, Lisa stayed in Texas and joined the staff of FBS. She has now been on staff with us for twelve years, and has attended over 500 births. 

​Lisa’s midwifery focus is education and teaching. With a strong emphasis on comprehending the physiology of pregnancy and birth and encouraging evidence based practices, Lisa has greatly enriched both the clinical standards at FBS as well as the quality of our students’ education. Lisa served as the apprentice director at FBS for several years, and developed high quality educational workshops which she continues to teach both in the DFW area as well as other states. 

Lisa is currently serving her second year as the president of the North Texas Midwives (NTM) Association,​​ a non-profit organization uniting midwife professionals and others supporting safe childbirth options. In this role she facilitates monthly meetings for midwives in the DFW area, networks with other medical professionals and invests in continuing education for midwives. 

​Lisa lives with her husband TJ and her two sons Tommy and Parker in Cedar Hill. ​​​She currently accepts only a few repeat clients, and enjoys spending most of her time being a wife and mother. Lisa also likes cooking, creating food art, and spending time outdoors.​​​

Esther Schatte

Student Midwife 

Esther Schatte is from Texas and the fifth of seven children. She and four of her siblings were born at home with a midwife, so the concept of midwifery was always familiar to her. Growing up, Esther often considered midwifery as something she might pursue one day. Esther worked for her dad and family friends for three years after high school before spending the next two years doing mission work. This included spending time doing missions in both the US and in Asia.

While Esther was in Asia, she had the opportunity to volunteer in a girl’s home for street children. As she heard the stories of each of the little girls along with many of the female staff members, she was touched by the lack of care that they received due to gender discrimination. This awakened in Esther the desire to provide both medical and spiritual care to under privileged women.

After Esther’s return to the United States, she continued working in the mission’s home office, while seeking the Lord’s will through prayer about where He was leading her. Through a series of open doors, Esther was able to start her academic midwifery education through Association of Texas Midwives Midwifery Training Program (ATMMTP) in June 2016, and her clinical apprenticeship with Family Birth Services in July of 2017.  Esther is currently assisting at most of the FBS births.

​Esther’s ultimate goal is to use midwifery as a tool in reaching out to women, whether overseas or here in the United States. She desires to serve them through education on the normal birth processes, while providing quality, compassionate care.  In her free time Esther enjoys spending time with family and friends, crocheting, knitting, hiking, volleyball, coffee, and traveling. 

Alyssa Willis

Student Midwife 

Home for Alyssa is nestled in the fingertips of the Appalachian mountains where she and her family of ten started a farm. When they began adding animals, she immediately took the role of caring for them, and in March of 2009 she saw her first animal birth. The birth was an amazing miracle that sparked an interest to see every birth on the farm. Alyssa enjoyed the life tending to the needs of animals and was even thinking of becoming a veterinarian. One September morning in 2011 that idea shifted when the Lord called her to a new field, midwifery, pointing out that pregnancy, birth, and the newborn were her favorite parts of the farm.

Having no clear starting point, a door opened for Alyssa to attend an introduction to midwifery class in September 2012. It was during the week long class the calling was confirmed and determination rose to carry out the dream as she learned more about the role of a midwife and what she does. She left knowing she wanted to take the direct-entry route to become a CPM, but unsure still where to begin. The midwife who taught the class recommended a birth center in western Texas to acquire clinical training, which Alyssa blew off thinking she never wanted to go to Texas for two years let alone out of state and away from home. Little did she know where the Lord would take her in this journey!

A few years later Alyssa began a search for a midwifery books, which in turn led into a search for a school. The distance-based school, Charis Childbirth, fit all the criteria she had in mind, and she began their midwifery program in April of 2016.  A year later, she faced the dilemma of no births under her belt or midwives in her rural area to bridge the gap between gaining experience while searching for a long-term apprenticeship.  The Lord directed her through another midwifery student in her school to a midwife in Minnesota, who took students for short periods of time.  She flew up there and attended her first birth on International Midwives Day, which was followed by eight more in her time with that midwife. Shortly after getting back from spending a second month in Minnesota, the Lord opened the next door to her training.  A senior student at Family Birth Services had been sharing about her apprenticeship with Alyssa for over year, and the idea of going to Texas for a couple years became less daunting.  Alyssa had put in her application for the FBS apprenticeship program, and after returning from Minnesota she got the exciting news that she’d be moving to Texas for clinical training after all!  She made the move and officially began in July of 2018.

Alyssa enjoys all parts of midwifery, but especially the aspect of developing a relationship with the client and personalizing the care to her as an individual. Long term, she plans to return home to the mountains of Tennessee and serve the women there where there is a strong need for out-of-hospital options for birth.

Outside midwifery, Alyssa loves to spend her time with the Lord, family, and friends. The kitchen is another area where she likes spending time cooking food for others to enjoy, hence the smell of baking bread on occasions.

Emily Bichard

Student Midwife 

Emily felt the Lord calling her to midwifery in 2016. With almost no knowledge of midwifery, she dove right in and began school with the Association of Texas Midwives Midwifery Training program in 2017, and has never looked back.

She loves getting to know the clients through prenatal care and building relationships with them, and equipping them for the birth process and postpartum journey.

Studying midwifery has altered almost every aspect of Emily’s life, and given her knowledge that she has a desire to share with other women, hoping that it empowers them as much as it has empowered her.

She is passionate about good nutrition, exercise in pregnancy, and educating young girls and normalizing natural birth. Emily is finished with her academics, and is working on completing her clinical requirements and continuing education on breastfeeding, herbal remedies and homeopathy.

Emily is married to Brendon, enjoys going on hikes, cooking, exercising, spending time with her friends, swapping birth stories and petting any animal that will allow it.

Our Support Staff

Betty Beasley

FBS administrator and office manager

One of the first voices you will hear when you call Family Birth Services is that of our office manager and administrator, Betty Beasley.  Betty has been with us for twenty-nine years, and she had three of her four children at FBS. One of Betty’s grandbabies was also born at FBS.  

Betty is the real boss of FBS and does everything from managing staff midwives and students, giving regular reports to the owner, handling finances and payment schedules, filing birth certificates, ordering supplies and scheduling appointments.  She is the proud grandmother of three. She sometimes has to take trips to Colorado to see her beloved grandbabies. 

Kristin Butler

FBS office staff

Kristin Butler is in her second year as part of our office staff, with a long time association at FBS.  Kristin has had all nine of her children with FBS midwives, three at the birthing center and six at home.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Family Studies with minors in Accounting and English from Texas Women’s University.  For almost 30 years Kristin has been homeschooling her children and helping her husband with his business, and then in 2016 joined us as part time office support for Betty.  Now she takes care of our accounting, and covers the FBS office one to two days a week.