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BWHC is staffed by two certified nurse-midwives who are educated in the two professions of nursing and midwifery. They are registered nurses with advanced education who must pass a national certification exam. They provide prenatal care, childbirth, and postpartum care and also provide specialized health care to women of all ages including annual exams and Pap smears, family planning, and gynecological care. A registered nurse is on call to assist with births and postpartum care.

Director Lois Yoder, CNM, APRN fulfilled her dream of becoming a nurse-midwife in 1982 when she graduated from the Nurse Midwifery Educational Program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Lois is a seasoned midwife with experience that includes 17 years in South America as a rural missionary. She has attended 3,300 births and still loves mothers and babies.

Lois Yoder, CNM

Angel Schmutz, CNM

Angel Schmutz, CNM, APRN, is a 2003 graduate of KU Medical Center in Kansas City, KS with a master's degree in nurse-midwifery. She has 6 years experience as a hospital labor and delivery nurse. Angel is the mother of 4 children. She is married to Reverend Rob Schmutz, a United Methodist pastor. Angel and Rob have built their home in the Yoder, KS area.

Rosina Schmucker, RN, worked as an EMT and CNA during her nursing school, which included working in a 50 bed maternity unit at Harrisburg Hospital for over a year. After graduating in 2005, she worked as a medical-surgical nurse in Wichita before joining the Birth Center staff in 2007. She is also a Certified Breastfeeding Educator. Rosina, her husband William, and their four children live in Medicine Lodge, Kansas.

Rosina Schmucker, RN

Stephanie Wickey, RN


Stephanie Wickey, RN, graduated in 2005 from Hesston College with an Associate's Degree of Arts and Sciences. She then worked at Hutchinson Hospital primarily in medical-surgical areas. Later she moved to Indiana where she worked at Elkhart General Hospital as a float, then in the intensive care step-down unit, and lastly as a hospitalist nurse. She joined the birth center staff in August 2013. She completely adores newborns! Steph, her husband Joel, and their two children live in Partridge, Kansas.