Mary Pope

Labor Doula | Postpartum & Infant Care Doula | Childbirth Educator

I was born and raised in Ontario Canada, where I was exposed to a variety of ethnic cultures. As the oldest of 5 children, taking care of babies and mothers became second nature for me. It was something that I became passionate about even as a teenager.

My background is in music education and much of my early adulthood was spent in the arts - teaching classical and sacred piano and working with local artists at an art gallery. I met my husband immediately after he finished his service in the US Army. A few months later, we got married and decided to move to Kansas City. Shortly before moving, we found out I was pregnant and we made the Big Move when I was only 10 weeks along.  After my own birth experience, I fell in love with the idea of providing physical and emotional support to the women and families of Kansas City. I just saw so much value in having a doula present when going through one of life’s biggest transitions and greatest adventures.

I’ve been told that my empathetic and compassionate nature gives new families the ability to relax under my care. I  strive to provide a smooth and joyous experience for all the families I work with; I find that laughter is a great tool in helping to diffuse hard situations and put people at ease. This ancient and beautiful work is deeply ingrained in who I am and I cannot see myself doing anything else!

When I’m not busy serving labor and postpartum clients all over Kansas City, you can usually find me reading on my back porch, cooking or baking, and I often find myself often in the middle of a DIY project. I currently live in Smithville with my husband, Mike, and our 2 young boys.

I'm so very glad that you found your way here and I hope that if there is any way I can serve you, that you would reach out to me! I'd love to chat with you on the phone or meet with you at your favorite coffee shop to talk about how I can help you in your birth & postpartum experience!