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Mary Pope

Birth Doula | Newborn & Family Care Coordinator | Childbirth Educator | Bereavement Doula

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.

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.

 

 
Mary and Charity were a dream team. They worked seamlessly to support first time parents who were very anxious about a medically indicated induction and supported her through necessary interventions. They put my patient and her partner at ease and they were very happy with their birth. This obstetrician was also happy to have their support through what could have otherwise been a difficult labor and delivery. I will recommend this team highly to future patients requesting doula services.
— Obstetrician
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Charity Vazquez

Birth Doula | Photographer 

We are so pleased to be working with Charity from Mahina Birth Support! Charity is one of the most kind and compassionate people I know and that is no different when she is with her clients. Although we operate separate businesses, we are collaborating together to provide a seamless and well-rounded doula team to the families of Kansas City!