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 Meet Betsy Schwartz

Betsy SchwartzBetsy Schwartz is a pioneer and a visionary. She established Tenth Month Doula Services in 1994, the first of its kind in South Florida.  She has trained hundreds of postpartum doulas. Betsy is a former CAPPA and DONA International Postpartum Doula trainer, and is an active member of both.

She now offers online courses at BirthElearning. Her most recent accomplishment is the creation of Down the Canal –The Game of Birth. Betsy continues to pioneer in Citrus County Florida where she is actively involved in community collaboration to improve birth outcomes. She also serves on the board of the Florida Breastfeeding Coalition. Betsy holds a master’s degree in management of human services.. She is also a Reiki 3 practitioner and a yoga enthusiast.


The mission of Birth in the Know is to inspire birth workers and their clients to challenge and transform fear-based beliefs about childbirth, to produce better outcomes for mothers, babies and families.  We are committed to building relationships with individuals and organizations with the same mission.  We provide education through our courses online, live experiential workshops, and an educational board game, Down the Canal.

Down the Canal

Check out this revolutionary new tool, to learn and to teach about birthing options in the United States.


Great game for nursing students.

“Love this game! I am a clinical instructor in maternity and use this game to reinforce teaching with my students. The material is well aligned with current teaching in maternity. It invites the students to work together in teams to find solutions. The weaker students learn the material while playing the game. I read the questions while the students play, and it’s fun for all of us.”

It is a great resource for any expectant couple or birth support person.

“I purchased this game to use as a tool with clients and for childbirth education. This game fulfilled my desires and more. It not only encourages learning about evidence based practices, it helps expectant parents make informed decisions. It surpassed my expectations. It is a great resource for any expectant couple or birth support person. I highly recommend!”

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