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About Your Doulas

What is a Doula?

The term doula comes from an ancient Greek term meaning “a woman who serves”. Women have been supporting other women in labor and during postpartum for centuries.

A doula is present to support, encourage and empower the birthing mom and her personal birth team during a very intimate and emotional time for a young family. Read more here.

Supportive | Professional | Empowering

The doulas of Mid Kansas Doula Services are professionally trained and insured.  Please take a moment to look through the profiles of our doulas.  If there is one or two that you feel like you connect with, please let us know! We will do everything we can to match you with the perfect doula team for your family.


Our Team

katie-iconKatie Marcum

Co-ownerCertified Doula | Labor, Postpartum & Placenta Encapsulation

“As a young girl, I learned quickly how God uses every aspect of my life as learning experiences for future adventures.  He also has shown me that my experiences were not to be brushed off as insignificant, but to be used to help other people.”

Before becoming pregnant with her third child, Katie decided that the best way she could use her very different birth experiences for good was to become a doula.  As a doula, she feels called to the important task of helping women plan and prepare for their birth. Including, being there for them during one of the most special times of her life, welcoming a new child into the world. Katie serves families in Great Bend, Lyons, Sterling, Hutchinson, McPherson, Salina and surrounding areas.

Michele Silsbeemichele-icon

Co-ownerChildbirth Educator

Born in Missouri but having lived all over the Midwest, Michele finally found home in Hutchinson, KS. Michele is a graduate of Buhler High School and of McPherson College. Raised by a pastor and a nurse, her servant’s heart was fostered at an early age and she enjoys helping others in their search for answers.  In 2009, she married her high school sweetheart and together they have two daughters: Adelyn and Victoria who both have very different birth stories. This family of four enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and camping whenever they can. Michele serves families in Hutchinson, McPherson, Newton, Wichita and surrounding areas.

natalie-iconNatalie Dixon Crewell

Labor Doula

“What greater service can we offer, than to encourage one another! It is my deep desire to build you up as you welcome your child earthside! I am here to listen- support-nurture-educate…I am here for you!”

Natalie is a Kansas native with a few stops around the country here and there! She graduated from Wellington High School and obtained her BS in Psychology from Eureka College, Eureka, IL and then an M.Div from Phillips Theological Seminary. This journey that led her through several states and ultimately to Iowa where she met her husband. Together they welcomed their son, Garner in 2014. The education and support she received prior to, during, and after her son’s birth are ultimately what lead her to seek out a vocation as Doula. Natalie serves families in Wichita, Newton, Wellington, Hutchinson and the surrounding areas.

Lynelle Horschlynelle-icon

Labor Doula

“It is only with love that I have served families. Supporting them in many different and unique ways as they begin this miraculous journey of life. I believe everyone has a right to be seen, heard and loved.”

Lynelle has lived in Kansas all her life. She married her husband Kevin 33 years ago and together they have raised 5 children. Lynelle moved to Pretty Prairie twenty six years ago and enjoys living the country life. She first became a doula to support her three daughters in birthing nine of her sixteen grandchildren. Lynelle serves families in Pretty Prairie, Yoder, Pratt, Lyons, Hutchinson and surrounding areas.


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