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Found 3 Pros in Overland Park, KS, USA | Postpartum doula support
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Katie Madill

Lawrence, KS

6 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

6 reviews • 3 families supported • 1 years experience

As an Eco Maternity Consultant, Postpartum Doula, and mama bear to three littles, the two main focuses of Eco Nesting Co. are 1) Nesting Doula and 2) Postpartum Doula. A Nesting Doula helps growing families optimize the health of their home environment for their developing babies. With toxin awareness, and without overwhelm, we look at air quality, water quality, mold susceptibility, materials quality, and EMF’s (electromagnetic frequencies). We also look at the systems and routines in the home to best prepare for the transitions ahead with baby. Some of the services offered as a Nesting doula are: Eco Maternity Registry, Eco Nesting the Nursery, Nesting Party, and Nesting Guide. Since becoming a mother myself, I have been absolutely fascinated by Matresence, the journey of motherhood. The beauty, the chaos, the challenges, the transformations that take place. The perfect and messy design of it all leaves me in awe. As a postpartum doula I provide nurturing support and education to mama, babe and family. I respect the very intimate and vulnerable journey you are inviting me to be a part of. I recognize the very tender time this is for the whole family and aim to represent a calming, and helpful presence. The two main packages are 1) The Basics and 2) The Basics Plus Basics is 16 hrs of postpartum care and covers all the basics that make one feel human again. Rest, nourishment, healing/hygiene and connection. The Basics Plus is 30 hrs of Postpartum care. There are single session add-ons to packages, and stand alone options starting at $45/hr as well. 35 mile or 45 minute radius from Lawrence, KS.

Care philosophy

As a Postpartum Doula I get to love on the mamas. I love supporting them with nurturing care, information, and a helpful presence. I value empowering a families own innate maternal/paternal instincts within an evidence based framework. As a Nesting Doula, I help families optimize the health of their home environment and prepare for the transitions ahead. With intention, without overwhelm.

Areas served

  • 35 mile, 45 minute radius from Lawrence, KS


  • Katie
    May 28, 2024 at 3:11 pm

    Thank you Betsy! Look forward to learning more from you in all the ways we can support families. You are such a valuable resource to families and our community.

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Betsy Pool

Lawrence, KS

3 reviews • 50 families supported • 8 years experience

3 reviews • 50 families supported • 8 years experience

When I got pregnant with my first, I dove headfirst into learning all I could about the nuances of childbirth. A friend of mine was training to be a Doula and after hearing what she had to offer, I hired her and I was SO grateful for that decision. I gave birth at a free-standing birth center, with the support of this doula and my spouse for my first two births and because of the encouraging environment created by them, I came away feeling supported and strong. In 2015 I started the process of becoming certified as a birth doula and attended my first births in 2016. I also just finished certifying as a Body Ready Method Pro so I can offer even more to my clients.

Care philosophy

As a birth doula, my wish is for everyone to be able to bring their baby into the world feeling supported, cared for, and prepared. I believe in the empowerment that comes from taking charge of your own labor that reveals a deeper strength you didn't know was there. You deserve a strong support system so that you can have a beautiful birth experience.

Areas served

  • Kansas City area
  • Lawrence, KS
  • Topeka, KS


  • Meghan
    November 30, 2022 at 11:20 am | Client review

    Betsy supported me through a very difficult birth. She is knowledgeable, compassionate, and a wonderful advocate. She supported me in every difficult moment before, during, and after the delivery, and genuinely shared in my joy at the arrival of our baby boy.

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Lydia Robinson

Kansas City, KS

0 reviews • 2000 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 2000 families supported • 10 years experience

I am a labor and delivery nurse, certified doula, childbirth educator, and lactation consultant IBCLC. I support new/expecting families no matter their situation (hospital, home, birth center, high risk, low risk, cesarean or vaginal) with a goal to support you in the best birth experience for YOUR circumstances. I have over 10 years experience in all areas and enjoy working with families who desire to be in charge of their care. Secure your birth support as EARLY as possible. Schedule a consult @

Care philosophy

Reasons to book with me as your #birthprofessional: 💜you desire to be educated, taking control of your care 💜 you desire a redemptive/healing birth after a previously unsatisfactory experience 💜you are first time parents

Areas served

  • KC Metro and surrounding areas
  • Kansas City

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Overland Park, KS offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Overland Park, KS offer a wide range of after-birth support services, including:

  1. Caring for and assisting in the recovery of the birthing parent
  2. Providing breastfeeding and lactation support
  3. Offering advice for baby soothing, diapering and bathing
  4. Parent-baby bonding
  5. Caring for older siblings
  6. Light housework
  7. Night nannying or sleep relief services

Some parents require additional physical and emotional support due to their specific situation, lack of family support, or their particular lifestyle. A postpartum doula positively affects the entire family, as many postpartum doulas are involved in sibling care, housework chores, and educating clients on childcare information/techniques.

To find a postpartum doula in Overland Park, KS, most parents recommend creating a job post on Meela and having uniquely qualified postpartum doulas near you (in your budget) reach out to you through the Meela app.

You can interview and chat with as many postpartum doulas as you wish and hire a postpartum doula in Overland Park, KS with confidence. It is completely free to create a job post on Meela and find a postpartum doula. There are no commitments to hire any of the qualified and expert vetted postpartum doulas Meela brings you.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: Answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated postpartum doulas near you. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  2. Get your list of postpartum doulas: In a few hours, you will have a collection of postpartum doulas near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience, and read reviews. You can chat with each postpartum doula to learn more about them.
  3. Hire a postpartum doula with confidence: Schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top postpartum doula choices. Hire your top postpartum doula and start getting the care you deserve.

To find a postpartum doula, you can also browse the available postpartum doulas near you in Overland Park, KS and read reviews, compare pricing, experience and fit. Send the postpartum doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend reaching out to and interviewing at least three postpartum doulas before hiring a postpartum doula near you. After interviewing, hire the most qualified postpartum doula near you and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a postpartum doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, you can expect the average cost of a postpartum doula in Overland Park, KS to be $26 per hour, which is the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of Kansas. The cost of a postpartum doula in Overland Park, KS can range from $21 to $30 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 19 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Kansas. The average cost of a postpartum doula in Kansas is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $37 per hour.

When hiring a postpartum doula in Overland Park, KS, you and your postpartum doula will discuss and agree upon a fee structure, and your doula will send you itemized invoices through Meela, which you can pay securely through the app.

A postpartum doula in Overland Park, KS is meant to help the entire family and their role is not just limited to the birthing parent and newborn. A doula provides physical and emotional support to parents and siblings, but they also offer information and advice regarding how to feed, bathe, swaddle, and soothe the baby.

They also often help with postpartum depression issues, and are considered child care “consultants” rather than medical professionals. Many postpartum doulas in Overland Park, KS offer a range of services that can help with parents trying to adjust to a newborn child. These services often include:

  • Sibling care
  • Assist with household chores
  • Parent-baby bonding
  • Physical and emotional recovery
  • Support to parents and extended family

A postpartum doula in Overland Park, KS can have a lasting positive impact on a family and help them feel more confident about their parenting role and the way that they feed and nurture their baby. They might offer advice regarding feeding, bathing, and parent-baby bonding.

It is important to note that a postpartum doula might offer advice but is not expected to provide medical care of any kind or serve as a replacement to an accredited physician. Postpartum doulas are also not qualified to prescribe medication.

Many new parents want to know about certified postpartum doulas and how exactly they are certified. Since the demand for postpartum doulas has greatly expanded in the last several years, the number of reputable postpartum doula training and certification programs has grown in Overland Park, KS. Training criteria can differ from program to program, but most follow a similar curriculum which includes core academic curriculum and practical hours and real-life care experience.

One of the most common national postpartum doula training certifications comes from DONA International. A postpartum doula usually receives about 27 hours of practical training before they are a certified postpartum doula.

There are also CAPPA-certified postpartum doulas in Overland Park, KS, as well. These doulas were certified by the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, an international organization that certifies doulas and other childbirth educators/professionals.

As a reminder, because postpartum doulas are not trained to be a medical professional and diagnose and treat medical conditions, a certification is not required for them to practice.

As their names suggest, a birth doula’s main priority is to provide support services before, during and in the moments immediately after childbirth. A postpartum doula’s obligations usually begin after the birth, for several weeks or months. In many cases, your birth doula will also be a trained and certified postpartum doula, which can provide a continuity of care that many parents find extremely valuable.

Many parents want to know whether a postpartum doula or a baby nurse would meet their needs and expectations. A baby nurse might be focused on making sure that a baby sleeps or feeds properly, but that might be the extent of their role. A postpartum doula generally offers more holistic services for their clients.

A postpartum doula in Overland Park, KS is expected to be more involved with the family as a whole. They might remain involved in sibling care or also provide emotional support to the partner as both parents adjust to becoming new parents. This may even include support for older siblings, light housework, and even meal prep. A postpartum doula provides more physical, emotional, and informational support than a baby nurse.

You can hire two types of doulas in Overland Park, KS: a birth doula and a postpartum doula. The birth doula is during your pregnancy and through the birth of your child. They provide you with emotional, physical and educational support during your pregnancy, your labor and delivery and for the first few hours after your child is born.

A postpartum doula will support you for the first few weeks after the baby is born. They provide in-home assistance, including teaching you how to take care of your newborn, acting as lactation consultant, and can provide some night nanny services.

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