Olivia Ledezma - student
Doula Quest is an amazing program. I loved all the support, mentorship, and real life application it gives. Since going through this program, I feel equipped, knowledgeable, and ready to work with postpartum families.
Sarah Burr - student
"I really loved all I learned and the support and information from others in the our chats. I felt like everyone supported each other and were in some different places, so a great chance to learn from each other. I thought Betsy provided great insight and feedback on questions and very relevant for the times (Covid). We had great discussion on how support might look different and how to handle that. "
"Betsy is such an open, loving, and informed instructor. She genuinely cares about her students and she really wants her students to feel empowered and informed as they enter the community as helpers and healers. Her course is a good balance of weekly accountability and go-at-your-own-pace learning. Her lessons are made for all types of learners and include video interviews, articles, video clips, activities, and personal stories. She is a great source in the community and I hope to keep learning from her for a long time."
Jessica Petrus - student
"Betsy Schwartz’ Doula Quest is exactly what I hoped I could find in a doula training program. I know I learn best when I have a variety of learning materials presented in a diverse way: videos, books, articles, partner activities, quizzes, and a mentor to talk with and learn from directly. Doula Quest gets the need for variety, and excelled my expectations. Betsy’s substantial career experience as a postpartum doula as well as her intuitive and sensitive interpersonal brilliance made every minute of this course enjoyable, challenging, and rewarding. I truly can’t think of a better way to learn this invaluable work for families and feel so prepared as I start my own journey in this field."
Erica Dinallo - student
"Betsy is a wealth of knowledge and a great resource! As a new Doula, I appreciate having someone like her in my corner to support me and answer my questions as I learn and grow my business. I'm so glad I enrolled in the Fourth Trimester Journey course (now Doula Quest) because the information you learn is invaluable. The monthly Zoom chats were incredibly helpful as well as the multiple texts/phone calls along the way when something came up that I wasn't prepared for. Betsy was always there and continues to be there for me. I feel so lucky to have her in my network and I am sure you will be to!"
Marcia Thuermer - colleague
"Betsy and her business Birth in the Know is very professional and innovative. She is very current and provides evidence based information to her students, clients and colleagues. She has a wealth of knowledge in perinatal healthcare and has been working in the field for over 25 years. Her support for mother's, babies and families is unending and comes from the heart."
Susan Groulx - colleague
"In the late 90’s after training as a labor doula I heard about Betsy Schwartz and Tenth Month postpartum services. I already had some experience working with new mothers, but Betsy was an incredible teacher, covering all the basics and lots more. She taught me more about breastfeeding, bonding, mood disorders, supporting the whole family, and so many other things I would soon encounter with new clients. She was always there to guide me when I needed her expertise. She continued to mentor and support me as I worked for her company until I moved to Tampa a year later and started my own business, Pampered Postpartum.
Over the past twenty years we have attended numerous trainings, conferences, and workshops together. I have witnessed first-hand Betsy’s passion regarding birth work and in promoting maternal and child welfare. Betsy is fun and easy-going, thinks outside the box, and continues to expand and share her knowledge in order to make this world a better place."