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Monica Drake

Monica Drake -Birth Doula-

Website: http://Monicadrakebirthdoula.com

Phone: 9137104918

Birth Fee: $800

Fee Details: As a member of the Doulas of Greater Kansas City, I encourage families who are in need of financial assistance to apply through they are for a $100 scholarship. I do provide a 10% military discount as a thanks to our military families.

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 20 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, July 2017
  • Stillbirthday, July 2019
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? No Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Please inquire with the name of your midwife, thank you!

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Breastfeeding experience totaling 5 years

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Home Birth
  • Surrogacy

Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Member of Doulas of Greater Kansas City.

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Monica Drake

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Josh Gibbons

My first thought when my wife brought to me the idea of hiring a doula for our delivery was simply that it was an additional cost and an additional human being in the room when the special day arose. After going through the process I would’ve paid double for having our doula present.
My wife had bravely chosen to deliver our baby without any intervention. I don’t think a library of books could have adequately prepared me for the intensity of the laboring and delivery process. Monica was there every minute of the way for all 12 hours of labor and delivery. She was constantly looking out for both my wife and me. There was a point in the delivery where my orders were to go take a walk and breath. I had become a bit pale and her job extended passed my wife into taking care of me. She was ensuring that I would also be awake and well when our baby decided to make her appearance. Not passed out on the floor. The immense void I brought to the table of sheer lack of experience and knowledge was completely filled by Monica. She helped ease the laboring process that I think helped dramatically in the success we achieved at the end. She helped my know how to coach and encourage my wife instilling a confidence in me that day that allowed me to breath slightly easier during the process.
?I will definitely be using her services again when the next special day arises.

Posted 1/12/2018

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Tanelle Franko

Monica is an AMAZING doula and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an incredible birth experience. Her presence throughout the birth of our third child was a blessing. I was able to fulfill my desire of having an unmedicated labor and delivery with the coaching and support Monica provided my husband and I throughout the process. The prenatal visits were extremely helpful, in which Monica provided encouragement and the confidence to approach labor and delivery with excitement and joy rather than anxiety. The day of delivery was exactly as I envisioned. Monica’s presence offered the sense of serenity I needed, her calming voice and intuitive ability to know when a change in focus was necessary assisted me through the intense phases of labor. Additionally, she provided my husband with support and coaching throughout labor and delivery, which allowed him to be more involved than my previous two birthing experiences. She was definitely more than a hand to hold, she was an essential part of my birthing experience.
~ Brent, Tanelle & Baby Keenyn

Posted 11/27/2017

Birth Availability for Monica Drake

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