KC Doula Connective
The KC Doula Connective is a collective of Independent KC Doulas, Mariam Self, Rebekah Hoover, Monica Drake, and myself, Kelly Lipscomb. I am so honored to team up with this incredible group of women. These doulas provide backup services to clients of the others in the Connective should the need for a backup doula ever arise. We strive to support our clients in accordance to our values and priorities of faith, family, and service. We have also added Sarah Harris as a postpartum doula whom aligns with our values!
In order to further support our clients, we have created an exclusive Facebook group for clients of the members of the KC Doula Connective. The purpose of this page is for clients to at least know the faces and stories of each of the doulas, in the event of a backup ever being needed . Your birth team is of upmost importance to us, and we want you to be comfortable that you will be well taken care of.
The doulas in this group operate individually. We are NOT a group of doulas that share call. Your doula will absolutely attend your birth barring an emergency. In an effort to assure continuity of care with a likeminded and trusted doula, we formed this Connective. We meet regularly, keep in contact often to bounce around ideas and offer camaraderie. We promise you are in the best of hands within our Connective, which is the only one of its kind in the KC area. On this page you will find bios for each of the birth doulas in the Connective.
Hey there! I'm Monica, mommy to 3 amazing kiddos and married to my high school sweetheart since 2006. I am a huge reader, baking enthusiast, and love being in community with other moms. I have my BSE in elementary education through the University of Kansas and help lead the mothers group at my church. I am all about relationship and people!
The word “doula” is an ancient Greek word meaning ‘woman caregiver’, and through my work I offer support to women and their partners before, during and after childbirth. My role is to help facilitate safe, positive and empowering birthing experiences by offering the information, emotional support and physical support needs during this incredibly special time in a woman's life. For more information, check out Monica's site.
Hello!!! I am Rebekah Hoover. I am married to an amazing husband of 15+ years and we are blessed with 6 children! Four of our children are biological and two adopted. We first adopted locally and I induced lactation to be able to breastfeed her! I was honored to be able to be at her birth and even cut her umbilical cord. The next time, we adopted Filipino embryo's and I gave birth to our youngest adopted son! Each experience was unique and wonderful, but also challenging. It wasn't until after the birth of my youngest, which ended up being an emergency c-section due to placenta abruption at 35 weeks, that I learned what a doula was. When I did, I knew that was what I was called to do! I have always had a passion for pregnancy and birth. I also have a natural talent with massage and was excited for a way for my passion and talents to work together. I quickly looked for a training and worked hard to become certified through CAPPA. Since the start of my journey as a doula over 3 years ago, I have been living my dreams. I have served at many births at hospitals, birth centers, and homes. Serving woman as they go through the miracle of pregnancy and childbirth is what I hope to do for the rest of my life!
My personal philosophy of birth is that we are created with the innate ability to give birth. That birth is a physiological event, not a medical emergency. However, I am thankful for science and technology for times that it is necessary. As a doula, my philosophy is to lay my opinions down and to learn what it is YOU desire for YOUR birth and help you achieve it! To help you feel INSPIRED, EMPOWERED, and ENCOURAGED! Regardless of the twists and turns birth may bring you, I want you to feel like you made every decision fully informed and supported so that you can walk away feeling that you made the best choices for YOU every step of the way!
Along with my passion of serving women as they birth I have combined my passion of photography and give the option of a birth photography package. Find more information here
Hello, my name is Mariam Self, owner of Perfect Peace Doula Services. I am a wife of 9 years and mother to 3 little girls--Lydia Mae, Felicity Ann, and Vivienne Hope. I love Jesus, music and the country life. I started my doula journey after having two very different birth experiences myself. One I did not have the support I needed, and one I did. The night and day differences I experienced gave me a passion for supporting families through one of the most life-changing journeys a family can go through--the birth of their baby. If my clients look back on their birth experience with joy and positive feelings, than I've done my job. I support YOUR choices for YOUR birth. I am certified through Childbirth International and am also a placenta encapsulator. I also just recently became a certified Hypno-Doula through Hypnobabies.
I would love nothing more than to walk alongside you as you navigate the path of pregnancy, discover YOUR vision for your birth and use the power you've had all along to make it come to fruition.