we ♥ Kansas city!

Hey! Welcome to Kansas City Birth & Parenting. We are a group practice bringing the best KC has to offer birthing families.  From professionally trained Birth & Postpartum Doulas to Education & Self-Care Retreats, you can find something to match exactly what you and your family needs! Everyone is absolutely unique and we love to recognize and honor that for each family.  Every client enjoys the opportunity to chat with our Family Care Coordinators and get feedback on exactly what we think will fit for their needs. We cannot wait to hear from you!


meet the owner

Nice to meet you! I'm Mallory Shannon, I have been a Birth & Postpartum Doula serving the greater KC area for over 3 years. At the beginning of 2018 I realized something very important. 

Families in our area need resources.

I made it my mission to make it easier to find and interview doulas and to plan for your upcoming birth and new parenthood (even if this isn't your first rodeo). My passion is to make sure each and every family is supported. Walking through birth and parenting can be an incredibly isolating time in the lives of mothers and fathers. I aim to help connect you to support, education, and a community. I believe we can affect change by starting at the core family level and that's what I intend to do. By removing bias, judgment, and infusing laughter, acceptance, and genuine support, Kansas City Birth & Parenting will bring families together and help them thrive.

Can't wait to meet you!





Originally named Northland Doula, Kansas City Birth & Parenting has a history of bringing unique support to families all over the KC Metro. In 2015, Mallory and her business partner identified a need for doula support that was free of judgment and full of support (and laughter). They excitedly filled this void as Northland Doula and, in 2016, as Kansas City Family Birth. When Mallory took a new direction, she decided to rename the business to fully encompass both aspects of childbearing and Kansas City Birth & Parenting was born. With a fresh outlook and modern spin on birth and parenting, families can expect nothing but consistently exceptional and genuine care prenatally, during birth, and after.