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Shelley Hauter

BirthDay Wish Doula

Website: http://www.birthdaywishdoula.com/

Phone: 309-840-1002

Birth Fee: $950

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $35

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years

Birth Doula Certifications

  • ProDoula - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
those attended by medical provider

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Academy of CPR and First Aid, Inc Certified
  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • RN (Registered Nurse)

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep Educator
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Shelley Hauter

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Mija Higdon

I was referred to Shelley through a friend and I liked her instantly. She was always so nice and respectful. I was very impressed by her communication skills and I was eager to work with her. There was something about her that I new was different and I came to later find it was her love for Jesus. She was everything I wanted in a doula and so much more. 

We stayed in contact even after the birth of my baby, and I've never once regretted it. She was there for me at a time in my life when I really needed a friend. She has always been more than a friend to me, she is one of the best. I have since recommended her to many people I know. I guarantee you will not regret hiring her. I would use her services again in a heartbeat. 

She is very compassionate and the best you will find. I thank God for bringing her in my life, labor would have been so much worse without her. She truly knows what she is doing and in my opinion should be famous. 

Shes a great friend and most definitely a professional. Contact Shelley it'll be the best decision regarding labor that you make, without her its almost unbearable because she really knows what she's doing. From techniques to encouraging words to all around support she is your gal.. As for me I am so thankful I had her help when I was in so much pain. And she helped me to go all natural with no epidural so that was the best part.. 

I love Shelley she's one of my beat friends.

Posted 6/21/2017

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Nykole Jackson

Shelley was phenomenal to work with! She was a great support for not only myself but my family as well. She is EVERYTHING amazing about a doula. I absolutely recommend her to anyone considering a doula! Thank you shelley!!

Posted 6/2/2017

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Brooke Buecker

I hired Shelly as my doula for the delivery of my fourth child. I did not use a doula for my first three births and I am so glad that I decided to hire Shelly for my fourth. Shelly was so easy to get to know, she was calm and kind, she was very knowledgeable and helpful. Her expertise and experience combined with her amazing personality and calm demeanor made it possible for me to have the perfect unmedicated hospital birth that I had been hoping for with all of my children.

Posted 11/17/2016

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Aletheia Goh

I cannot praise Shelley enough! I met her when I was about 36 weeks (I procrastinated a lot during my pregnancy) and had known her for two weeks before my little one decided to make her appearance.
Shelley asked what my ideal delivery would be like and of course, as a first time mom, I'd scrunch my face and say, "Well ideally, I would have a quick and painless delivery!" I tend to like to control everything but with Shelley, I trusted her enough and I told her that I'd be willing to try anything. I also shared my feelings about pain management, that I was open to anything but would like to go without pain meds... But I honestly thought I would cave in immediately and beg for meds.
Shelley checked in regularly when I informed her that contractions began at 5am on Tuesday. She gave advice and offered her support, physical and emotional support. In my haze, I had more or less for forgotten to inform my OB about what was happening. Thank goodness Shelley was thinking for me.
My kid's dad was in Florida due to unforeseen circumstances, and was due back on Sunday. That's why Shelley's presence was so important to me. To provide me with all the support I needed. She was never pushy, offering advice and gently reminding me of my ideal delivery. She applied counter pressure during contractions, helped me breathe through each contraction, and encouraged me when I started pushing. I pushed for around 40 mins and finally delivered my little one on Wednesday April 13 at 12:50am!
I couldn't have done this without her. Trust me when I say you will not regret it! Thanks Shelley!

Posted 7/17/2016

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