I’m Betsy Pool, a trained doula, certified through Childbirth International, and I support mothers and their partners through the birthing process in the Lawrence, KS and surrounding areas. My wish is to help you have the birth you desire, to help you feel supported, heard, and empowered throughout the birth process.
I’m a wife and mom to 2 boys (20 months apart). My passion for all things pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding started with the pregnancy of my first. I LOVE to research, plan, and prepare. I gave birth at a free-standing birth center, with the support of a doula and my husband. Because of the encouraging environment created by them, I came away from both births feeling supported and strong.
I have supported women at hospitals in Lawrence, Overland Park, and Topeka, Kansas. I have experience assisting mothers in pain coping techniques and help mothers find their own method, the one that is right for their birth. I have also supported mothers during their successful VBAC births!
My wish is for every woman to be able to bring her baby into the world feeling supported, cared for, and prepared. I believe in the empowerment that comes from a woman taking charge of her labor that reveals a deeper strength within her that she never knew was there. I believe our bodies know how to have a baby. I believe that a strong support system offered to mothers, through their partner’s and a doula’s presence, can help them have a beautiful experience (whether natural or medicated) that they will relive the rest of their lives. I believe in Mothers and I believe in birth!
I have tried to provide plenty of useful information on this website, but if you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact me for more information or to arrange an interview.