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Rebecca Shelton

Begin Beautifully Doula and Birth Services

Website: https://www.beginbeautifully.com

Phone: 803-306-3797

Birth Fee: $600

Postpartum Rate: $20 to $30

Fee Details: Birth doula services will be provided to you for $600. This includes 2 prenatal visits and 1 postpartum check-in visit. If desired, birth photography can be added to your doula package for an additional price of $300.

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 31 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 0 years and 2 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Childbirth International (CBI) - Certified Birth Doula
  • Hypnobabies - Certified Hypno-Doula

Doula Training

  • Childbirth International, August 2017
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 0 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Birth must be attended by midwife or physician

Other Relevant Certifications

  • DONA Tens Unit Certified

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • 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
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Elimination communication education
  • Henna belly designs
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Co-leader of ICAN of the Midlands 2015-2019 ~ Love Your Birth! Birth and Baby Expo Committee Member 2018

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Lexington, SC
Travel Range: 50 Miles

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Client Testimonials for Rebecca Shelton

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Trisha

She is quite possibly the best! She is extremely attentive tonnot just mom but sad too. She also just goes above and beyond to make sure everyone has what they want and need. 

Posted 5/22/2019

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Mahala Barber

I was one of Rebecca’s first clients. She was absolutely amazing! My pregnancy was filled with complications all along the way...even at time of delivery. She stayed by my side and helped me in every way possible. She stayed by my side as my husband went with our daughter to the NICU. After just having an unexpected NATURAL delivery and my daughter going to NICU so suddenly, Rebecca stayed by my side and helped me stay calm. She is to this day a blessing and an angel to me. She saw me at my weakest and most vulnerable and she made me feel strong. 

Posted 5/17/2019

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Sudha

Rebecca was such a positive and encouraging presence at my unmedicated birth in a local hospital. She stepped up at all the right moments and knew when to let my husband take the lead. She was like an angel! I had an ordeal with my first birth and was quite apprehensive about trying for an unmedicated delivery again, and Rebecca really listened to me and helped me get over the emotional and mental side of things. She recommeded books, showed me lots of techniques and most importantly, pushed me to process and get past the trauma of my first birth. I went on to have a completely straightforward second birth with Rebecca and I think I owe a lot of it to her patient understanding of what I was going through in mentally preparing. I cannot recommend her services enough. Her backup doula even came to my house to meet me and go over everything. She arrived at the hospital so quickly and seamlessly just began the task of helping me feel comfortable in the suite. Helped me get dressed while my waters were leaking and everything, I was so grateful and impressed for that because it's definitely something my husband would have struggled with! Rebecca is more than an aide, she is a friend. She brought thoughtful gifts for the whole family including my older daughter after the birth. She truly CARES. Will remember her always and am so grateful to her for helping me realize my strength.

Posted 4/12/2019

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Kelly Hawkins

Choosing to hire Rebecca as my doula and birth photographer has been one of the best decisions I have ever made! I desired to have a natural birth with my husband’s support and encouragement. After careful consideration I realized he would be just as tired as I was and having someone to help both of us would be smart. Rebecca listened to my birth desires and helped me write a birth plan to give the nurses and doctors and answered all my silly questions leading up to labor. During labor she was hands on to help provide pain management but without being pushy and annoying. She also helped my husband know what to do to help me. I was able to succeed with having an unmedicated birth and the amazing pictures she took help remind me of one of the most magical moments of my life!

Posted 2/18/2019

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Natalie Barkoot Sturgess

I chose Rebecca to be my doula for my fifth child. I never had a doula and wanted someone to help me along the way. I had my fourth child naturally (no medications) and wanted the same for the fifth. I appreciated everything she did for myself and my husband. She knew exactly what I needed. Unfortunately, after almost 20 hours laboring, I called for the epidural. Again, she was by my side in my decision and I felt knew it was best for me and baby. After 22 hours a healthy baby boy was delivered in one push!  Thanks for everything! 

Posted 2/1/2019

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Haley Maycock

Rebecca was just the person I needed for my second natural birth. Tactful, wise, kind, and devoted, she knew just what to say and exactly what to do in each moment. I was very fortunate to have a Hypnobabies birth, and Rebecca's training with Hypnobabies made her the most valuable asset to my self-hypnosis. I could not have had the successful (and practically pain-free!) natural birth that I did without her. The pressure that she applied to my hips and sides during contractions was amazing, and her gentle verbal reminders to relax really helped me to stay in the right mindset. She constantly encouraged me and told me I was doing a great job. Bottom line, Rebecca is uniquely gifted for her work as a doula. Booking her services for your birth is a very smart choice. I'm so happy that I had the privilege of meeting and working with her to bring my son into the world. I had a beautiful birth because of her.

Posted 11/20/2018

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