I'm Monica Drake, married to my high school sweetheart since 2006, mama to three amazing kiddos and one aging Yorkie. I graduated from the University of Kansas with my degree in Elementary Education in 2008 and moved back to Olathe to raise our family shortly after. I fell in love with birth work while supporting a dear friend during her second birth. At that time I had two of my own children and being witness to another couple labor, watching them come together and bring their baby into the world together, struck me in a completely different way. Seeing their incredible doula in action made me realize, this, THIS is what I am meant to be doing! During my third pregnancy I made the decision to train to become a birth doula myself. Completing my training though DONA and then beginning to support clients has been one of the greatest affirmations of a decision I have ever made. As a birth doula, my job is to guide couples through the journey of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. You wouldn't climb Mount Everest without a guide, so why wouldn't you have a doula guide you through one of the most transformative experiences of your life? If you are looking for steady, reassuring, and experienced support for your pregnancy and birth, please email me or call, I'd love to talk with you about how I can best support your choices and wishes for your baby's BIRTHday!