$550 to $700
7 years and 40 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 2 to 4
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
My first child was born at a hospital. I understand the benefits and possible challenges that hospital birthing brings with it. Allow me to help you determine your goals for a positive experience in this envrionment.
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I have yet to experience the amazing birth center in Richmond! I would love to. I've attended many births at our local in-hospital birthing center, and will be a great asset in helping you understand the pros & cons. I also have a good relationship with all of the area home-birth midwives and can teach you how to choose who is right for your needs. I can share excitedly about the "Home Away From Home, Birth Cottage" option.
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Two of my children were born at home and I understand the benefits and possible challenges when birthing in this setting. I know most of the midwives in the area and have a good working relationship with them. Being invited to be a part of your sacred birth space is my greatest honor.
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Fees are determined by the package of services selected. Doula clients who combine childbirth education services will receive a discount. Teen parents & abuse victims may receive services based upon their income & ability to pay.
Virginia Beach, VA Service range 60 miles
We hired SheeLee several weeks after we finished our Bradley Methond class with her (which we absolutely loved.) We started feeling a little uncomfortable with our doctor after she was insistent that we a induce a week before my due date. Knowing that we needed some extra back up and support for our natural birth plan we made the decision to hire SheeLee. She was absolutely worth every penny. Not only was she super supportive during my labor at home, she was a tremendous help at the hospital. She reinforced our birth plan and made me feel as comfortable as possible during my time at the hospital. After all was said and done and 26 hours of labor I gave birth to a healthy 6lb 9oz baby boy, without an epidural. I could not have done it without SheeLee. If you are thinking about hiring a doula I strongly recommed SheeLee. She is sweet, caring, compassionate, and is passionate about her work.
My husband and I highly recommend Shee Lee Rock classes! Even if you arent sure about hiring a doula for your day of birth you absolutely should take her bradly method classes! We enjoyed every single class and the knowledge we gained is unbelievable!!!! We had so much fun in every class and without her classes my husband and I agree we wouldve been lost and not as confident as we are now thanks to Mrs Shee Lee! Even if it isnt your first baby like it is ours..her classes will prepare you in ways you probably didnt even consider. The fact that we now know WE ARE IN CONTROL of our choices for our baby is priceless!! We love you Shee Lee! Thank you again for everything !!
SheéLee is a wealth of knowledge and a truly caring, warm person. My husband and I had no idea what to expect when we became pregnant with our first child, but we were sure we wanted a natural childbirth. We also decided to birth at a hospital though, since it was our first child and we weren't sure what could happen. We would not have been able to navigate that system without SheéLee. Between carefully navigating discussions of when my water broke, to understanding informed consent and asking as many questions as possible before each intervention (unfortunately), we felt more equipped to handle what happened. She was also a gentle touch when I needed it, letting me smell essential oils, talking to me about getting through the pain, reminding me how to breathe, helping me shower, helping me with exercises to get my baby in position and moving down in my pelvis. Thanks to back labor on my part...we did not have the birth we hoped for, and it was really hard for me to handle that fact (it still is). SheéLee was so gentle with me and understanding. She was the only person to say, "it's okay to grieve the birth plan you hoped to follow, the birth you hoped to have." That was really great for me because everyone else close to me just kept telling me it was fine and I did what I had to do and to just move on. They were coming from a place of support, but it was so nice to have someone in my life validate my feelings. I am forever grateful that she was there during my first labor experience.
I have yet to meet the wonderful SheeLee in person but I'm definitely looking forward to that day! She has been a light in my dark time with a miscarriage my husband and I experienced last August. I called her for advice, guidance, and strength and at anytime, anyday she was there for me. She even checked on me months afterwards which touched my heart in more ways than I could explain. I look forward to meeting her with this new and healthy pregnancy!
We are really enjoying Shee'lee's birth education class. It has been so much fun! The material Shee'Lee has covered has sparked some neat conversations between my husband & I, which I know will only make us stronger and more prepared for when our baby comes. The past two weeks our class homework has included practicing relaxation techniques. Shee'lee told us that it might feel awkward at first and it did. But the more we've practiced, the more natural it feels. We would have never thought to practice relaxation before, but it makes so much sense to get comfortable with it so it has become second nature by the time we need it to really work. We're looking forward to how much more we'll learn in the upcoming weeks!
SheéLee was such a vital component to building the type of birth that I wanted (and ultimately got!) My husband and I chose to take the childbirth class in addition to having her as our doula, and that combo was essential for us. By meeting weekly, we grew to know SheéLee better and she learned how we operated and that better helped her decide how to provide comfort during labor. She was so knowledgeable and to first time parents, we were super grateful for that! We were able to ask any question about pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and beyond and get exactly the answer we were looking for. She is just the sweetest person too, with a calming, relaxed personality... definitely what you want during labor! My labor was very short and very intense, but it went exactly like I wanted it! I got to the hospital at 10cm dilated and not able to hold conversations well during contractions! SheéLee stepped in and served as an advocate for my husband and I, speaking with doctors and nurses, making sure our wishes were known. During the pushing stage, she was a friendly voice right at my ear telling me what an excellent job I was doing. Without that, an unmedicated delivery would have been much more difficult! My husband and I loved having SheéLee as our doula and are SO glad we had her by our side.
Shee'lee is an excellent doula. She made sure my husband I are were completely educated about the birth process and helped us set our birth goals. Going into this, I had no idea about birth outside of what I had seen on television and movies. Shee'lee put me at ease to the point that it nearly felt as if I was as confidant as a mother who had done this several times already. I was able to labor in the comfort of my home for most of my labor, secure in the knowledge that Shee'lee knew when I should go to the hospital. The experience at home was relaxing and beautiful. Shee'lee documented the moment with pictures, and continued to put me at ease. When we got to the hospital, she kept me hanging on, even though labor was long and exhausting. I felt like I was able to make fully educated decisions for me and my baby, and felt confident to continue with my natural birth plan under Shee'lee's care. Even after the baby was born , Shee'lee was there, and continues to be part of her life to this day. I'm forever grateful to Shee'lee for the beautiful, healthy, and perfect birth she helped me through.
I took the Bradley method class through shee‘lee as she was recommended by a friend. I was not disappointed. My first birth experience had been scary and I was uneducated. Her class brought me confidence with knowledge and also taught relaxation techniques that I used during my second sons birth. I knew what to do, what to expect, and I was able to have my second son naturally. I knew exactly what I wanted, was clear to the medical staff what medications were okay, what weren‘t, and everyone remained mostly hands off. My birth experience was my own, I ran the show and I couldn‘t have been happier. The class also teaches your partner to help keep you on track with your birth plan and to help you with relaxation techniques.
My bonding experience ended up being so much quicker with my second son having no epidural. I don’t regret ever taking this class as it really helped me mentally prepare myself for exactly what I wanted, and also knowing what my body was going through at the different stages of labor. This class helped to make my son’s birth truly an amazing experience. Shee’lee was a wonderful teacher.
We are greatful we had Shee’Lee as our doula during our birthing experi nice. Taking our birthing class with her helped us feel prepared physically, emotionally and mentally for bringing our son into this world. We experienced many challenges during labor, and ended up having an emergency c-section after being in labor for 36 hours. During this time, Shee‘Lee stayed by our side, supporting and helping us. When the time came to make various difficult decisions, she shared her thoughts with us and then respectfully allowed us to choose what we felt was best for our family. I am thankful for the physical and emotional support she provided us during our labor experience.
Shee'Lee played a hug role throughout my pregnancy and our birth. We originally only signed up for her Bradley Method classes but quickly realized we needed her guidance, knowledge, and support during the birth of our baby too. We loved her classes and learned so much that we were able to put into action during childbirth. But having her there was such a stress relief!!! She helped us in so many ways and made the entire process so much more comfortable. My husband was able to focus on me and not trying to remember everything from class; Shee'Lee was there to guide us and remind us of what she had taught us. She was always available for questions and still checks in on us a month later. Don't think twice about having her as your doula! We will forever be grateful for her and her services.
Sheè Lee as our doula was a positive, knowledgeable, and comforting asset to our birth experience. She helped achieve our goal for a natural child birth. Hands down, hiring Sheè Lee was the best decision we made. She met with us a couple times before the birth to go over our wants/ goals. She answered any questions we had, and gave us evidence based research to help us with decisions we would make in the hospital. Her genuine caring personality made it easy to feel comfortable while laboring. She dealt with the hospital staff graciously, helping me stay on track to achieve a natural child birth. I couldn't have done it without her! She came to our home afterwards to check in and even helped us find out that our son had a tongue tie issue. She stayed in contact with us for a lengthy time postpartum to make sure that emotionally I was ok. She also has a great network of colleagues in the area, and referred us to a placenta encapsulation specialist- who was awesome! I cannot say enough wonderful things about Sheè Lee. Hire her.. you won't regret it!
I dont think I would have made it without Shee'Lee as my doula, she was absolutely incredible! She helped keep me as comfortable as possible during my labor, made sure the room was dark and that everyone was quiet, which was exactly what I needed. Even my husband, who was pretty skeptical before my baby's birth, was impressed and said he would hire Shee'Lee again in a heartbeat. I recommend her to every friend I have who is pregnant! Shee'Lee was a wonderful advocate for my baby and I and helped facilitate a birth that in my mind couldn't have gone any better!
My husband and I also took her Bradley Method Class, which was wonderful. It was informative, fun, and empowered me to make informed decisions about how I wanted my baby to come into the world. I highly recommend!!
I would not hesitate to endorse Shee'Lee Rock and her doula sevices to others. Her coaching style is gentle and knowledgeable, respecting the choices and birth plans of her clients, while at the same time keeping rooted in her own knowledge, wisdom, and experience. What she contributes to/during the birthing process is practical, valuable, and a great source of comfort and support to all who are fortunate to participate in this wondrous life event.
SheeLee was my doula with my second pregnancy. Words cannot describe how amazing this woman is; her words of encouragement helped ease my mind and we learned so much from her. I was going for a VBAC with my second and she did everything in her power to help me reach my goal. I had some complications during labor and had to get a second c/s but I will always be grateful for her constant support, she never once gave up on me and definitely made labor a lot more enjoyable than the first time. I haven't given up, if there's one thing I learned from her, it's that my body is a lot stronger than I think and I know without a doubt that I will be able to get my natural birth in the future. When the time comes I will be even more prepared, I will be stronger, more mentally prepared thanks to her, and I will make sure she's by my side again to witness another miracle. Thank you SheeLee for always being so wonderfu, for your sweet spirit, and for never giving up on us!
The Bradley Classes that SheeLee taught my wife and I were great! We both learned so much it and it helped our confidence in having our first homebirth. That was about 3 years ago when we started the Bradley classes...and still today I haven't forgotten much! Since that first homebirth, we have had another homebirth, and this time we didn't have time for a doula over even the midwives! SheeLee's training stuck with me well enough that my wife gave birth to our son with just my assistance and everything went GREAT! I give credit back to SheeLee's training and how well she can connect with her clients to ensure that get the most out of the classes.
When SheeLee was our Doula a couple years ago, my wife laborered for less than 2 hours! SheeLee was great at coaching my wife through a point where there wasn't any progress. She was feeling defeated and SheeLee's words of encouragement quickly got her mind back on the task at hand and it was literally moments later that our daughter was born!
I highly reccommend SheeLee for your next birth!
My husband and I used SheeLee as our Bradley coach for our first birth and we loved her so much that we decided to hire her as our doula too. She was amazing!! Our birth went so well and I just know it wouldn't have been the same without her. She has an abundance of knowledge about natural births and really knows how to execute her knowledge as a doula. And her voice! It's so soothing and sweet, which for me was huge during birth. We moved before our second child was born, but we still Skyped her for a refresher course before she was born. Couldn't recommend her more highly!!
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