"After having c-section with our first baby, my husband and I decided that we wanted to have a VBAC with our next pregnancy and that hiring a doula would greatly increase our chances of success. During the first meeting with Shelby, I felt completely at ease; her knowledge, experience, and peaceful nature were very reassuring. My labor was long and difficult and her positive energy and support never wavered. She also meshed well with my labor nurses and midwives which was tremendous. She helped us navigate difficult decisions that ultimately led us to a successful VBAC."
"My experience with Shelby as my doula was fantastic. Not only did she help me through the birthing process, but also with newborn care. Shelby met with me before the birth of my baby and informed me about things my doctor had failed to mention, giving me a much better idea of what to expect. When I found out I was going to be induced, Shelby explained to me what that process would entail and made me feel much less anxious about the situation. Once I was in the hospital, Shelby was great about keeping me calm and comfortable. She assisted me with balancing on the birthing ball and helped me into positions to relieve the pressure and pain of contractions. Shelby held me up and kept me optimistic while getting my epidural. After the baby was born Shelby remained in contact with me and kindly answered my questions and concerns as a first time mom. Shelby supported me both physically and emotionally with my pregnancy, delivery, and post-partum stress."
"Labor can be just plain scary sometimes, especially when it's your first time! I was very blessed to have Shelby with me. She kept me calm, focused, and happy! Shelby helped me through everything as a guide and as a teacher letting me know what to do next and explaining what was going on. I look back at my first child's birth with pure joy and cannot wait to have a similar experience!"
"Having a doula with me was wonderful! Shelby never left my side. Her presence gave me the peace of mind that she could help me with anything. Shelby was all about my comfort and making me happy before, during, and after the labor. Without her, I would have been lost."
"I was so grateful to have Shelby's help! I went into my pregnancy knowing nothing about labor, and Shelby explained so much to me. After her help, I know what to expect before, during, and after labor. It was very helpful, and I think all pregnant women should have a doula!"