Pam began her midwifery academics and apprenticeship in the state of Montana in 1997. Direct-entry licensing requirements in Montana are more stringent than those here in Texas. She worked simultaneously with four different midwives during her apprenticeship. These included both direct-entry midwives and certified nurse midwives. During the course of Pam’s apprenticeship, she attended over 80 births and was exposed to many different styles of practicing.
Pam started her own practice in 2001. From 2001 to 2010 she enjoyed the opportunity to provide care to many moms and babies in NW Montana. She also had the opportunity to assist others wishing to pursue midwifery. Pam has been the supervisor of several apprentice midwives. Offering women the opportunity of choosing where to give birth and knowing their options is the joy of Pam’s life! Since starting her apprenticeship in 1997, she has delivered (or helped deliver) over 450 babies!
Birth can be such a beautiful experience and I enjoy assisting families in making that beautiful safe experience a reality.
I was raised in the Mabank area and graduated from Mabank High School in 1974. I married my high school sweetheart Wayne Greenhaw in 1976 and we now have 4 grown children. In 1980, Wayne and I opened Treetop Landscape where I was the office administrator. I have also had the privilege of working at Texas A&M as an administrative assistant for dining services. Whoop!! Gig em’ Aggies! I now am working at Baby bliss as the office manager and am currently apprenticing to become a midwife.
I have three wonderful children that have led me to the path of helping women during such a beautiful time in their lives. I did not have a doula at any of my births because I did not recognize how much we truly need one. If I could change one thing about any of my births it would be to have a doula. My husband was awesome in supporting my every need, but there were times when he needed support himself!
I am a student midwife studying with the Association of Texas Midwives, and apprenticing with Baby Bliss Birthing Center. I have attended many births and learn something new from each mother. Each birth is different, but at the end of the day making moms feel empowered and like a goddess during this special occasion is what I aim for. I look forward to meeting you and helping your family welcome your new bundle of joy to the world!
Pregnancy and Childbirth Educator
Katrina Ketner moved to Wills Point 6 years ago, when she married her high school sweetheart, Shawn. She has three beautiful children, 3 and 4 yr old girls, and a 1 yr old boy. She began to study pregnancy, birth, and lactation when she was pregnant with her oldest daughter. It didn’t become a passion until after she had a rough birth experience, and breastfeeding troubles, with little support. She had a birth center birth with her middle daughter and breastfed her for 15 months. Her son was born at Baby Bliss, and she is still breastfeeding him.
Katrina is our lactation specialist, pregnancy and childbirth educator, and placenta encapsulator. She is currently continuing her lactation education with Birth Arts International, and has been teaching our pregnancy and childbirth classes since June 2014. She began offering placenta encapsulation in December 2014, shortly after the birth of her son. Katrina recently started her official business “Earthside Birth Services”, and is working on making services available to all local mamas.