Certified Nurse Midwives in the Dallas Area

Posted on May 26th, 2011 by fcmc

Joyce Nelson

Joyce Nelson, CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife

Joyce has spent the majority of her life dedicated to serving others through the healing arts. Following in the footsteps of her mother, she became a nurse in 1984 and was a powerful presence of comfort to people during difficult times of illness. As she received her Master’s degree in Nursing and was recognized with leadership roles in her field, she had the unique experience of being able to witness both the capabilities and limitations of the current medical system. This was echoed in her own life as she experienced two Cesarean sections followed by a VBAC in a large teaching hospital before she had the privilege of delivering her fourth child at the family farm in the same room her mother and aunt were born in. These experiences blossomed into a desire to support and nurture other women safely through the natural lifecycle of the childbearing year without unnecessary interventions. Joyce became a midwife in 2000 and has attended home, birth center, and hospital births. She offers a voice of strength and wisdom to women as they embark on the beautiful journey of motherhood, whether for the first or tenth time. Joyce brings a presence of confident nurturing to laboring mothers which encourages women to embrace the miracle of birth in a safe and supported environment.

Hali Tipton

Hali Tipton, LM, CPM

Certified Professional Midwife

Hali has been attending births for 5 years, that’s almost 300 birth days, and is a mother to three, beautiful children ages 6, 4 and 3. She completed her training to be a Certified Professional Midwife in February, 2020 and obtained her state license in May, 2020. Her calling to become a midwife stemmed from her own labors and deliveries. The first was a “typical” hospital birth. The second was a natural hospital birth with a midwife. Her last was at Family Centered Maternity Care in the water. Given her personal and professional experiences in the hospital, birth centers and in homes, she truly believes in and supports a woman’s choice to birth where she feels safe. Hali is known for her empathy. She directly relates to her clients because she is in the same stages of life. Clients will tell you that she walks every step of the journey with you. Step by step her goal is to help heal, restore and encourage the hearts of mothers, partners and families. Hali believes that the body is whole. Providing education on healthy life-style choices and preventative holistic care all while practicing evidence-based medicine and techniques is the balance she brings to the table. Pregnancy is not an illness or disability. It is a physiologic part of our life that deserves patience and respect. As a midwife, she desires to build a solid foundation of trust with her clients. Her favorite part of birth is watching every woman face the same, inevitable moment. In this moment, a mother chooses to surrender. In this moment, we witness a mother being born as she births her baby. Agony to ecstasy. In her free time Hali is chasing her three kiddos around, kissing boo-boos, taking them to gymnastics, ballet and MMA. If you know the secret to conquering the never-ending laundry and bottomless sink of dishes she is all ears!

Linda Spositi

Linda Spositi

Office Manager

When you birth with FCMC, the first and last person you interact with is Linda. She is an amazingly nurturing woman and we are honored to have her as part of our team. She has supported our midwives and filled in the many gaps since 2012. Linda has six children and had nearly every kind of birth experience there is, from cesarean to VBAC and even a home birth with her fourth child. The experience as a wife, mother and organizer that she brings to our office is wonderful. You will fall in love just like we have.

Liz DeStefano

Liz DeStefano During your time at Family Centered Maternity Care, you may never see Liz, but she is working behind the scenes to make sure your time with us goes smoothly. Liz cares for each of our clients and wants to make sure their insurance claims process correctly. If there is a problem, she advocates for you. As a mom of 2 young children, she values the journey of motherhood and feels honored to be a part of such a special time in a mom’s life.

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