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Rebecca Shelton

Begin Beautifully Doula and Birth Services

Lexington, SC Service range 50 miles

803-250-5280

https://www.beginbeautifully.com

Birth Fee

$800

Postpartum Rate

$20 to $30

Availability Remarks: Virtual doula available for $400 now through the end of epidemic hospital restrictions! More info here: https://tinyurl.com/vs4plvz

Birth Fee

$800

Postpartum Rate

$20 to $30


Birth Doula Certifications

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

Birth Doula Experience

3 years and 40 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

1 years and 3 families served


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


College Education

BA/BS


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

Fee Details

What makes me different? • I pride myself in my ability to guide the prenatal visits in a productive and empathetic way. There are no time limits for these meetings, but you can expect them to last anywhere from 1-3 hours. My hope is that you feel that you can open up to me and be vulnerable in your wants and needs for your pregnancy. I take the time to get to know you and your family so you can feel comfortable have a cherished experience with me as your doula. • My doula style is calm and motherly. My goal with each client is to help you feel taken care of and safe in your pregnancy and birth experience. I will strive to be in tune with your emotions so that I can help you recognize them, name them, and guide you through them. • During our first prenatal, you will receive a 20+ page booklet to help you prepare for your birth. During our second prenatal, I will leave you with a special blessing for your birth.

Lexington, SC Service range 50 miles

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Emily

1/24/2020

Rebecca is an incredibly special person. She is knowledgable about birth, empathetic, and reliable. She is someone you want by your side during the birth of your baby. Rebecca answered questions for me at all hours of the day and night, supported me with resources for my pre- and post-pregnancy needs, and worked hard to make sure she understood our hopes for the birth of our son. I am SO incredibly happy that I decided to have Rebecca on my birth team. As she said during our post-natal visit: "We're still your doulas!" I know she'll be there for me and my son whenever I should need her. She's a true gem and an amazing doula. 

Anna Smith

1/20/2020

Rebecca was such a perfect addition to our birth experience from start to finish. The prenatal meetings were perfect for my husband especially to be educated, ask questions and open conversation about our ideal preferences. We felt comfortable and confident when it was time for our (dreaded) induction. Rebecca was a perfect liaison between the labor room and family waiting and provided support for us from start to finish. I can't begin to describe how thrilled we were with our birth photos. She captured the raw joy and beauty of our special day and our precious son at what we felt was a reasonable price. I highly recommend her services! You won't regret it.

Ben Green

1/6/2020

Rebecca was fantastic! We'd definitely use her again to guide us through the whole process!

Ariel Domlyn

11/17/2019

We hired Rebecca as our post-partum doula, and are so so glad we did. This is our first baby, and she was an incredible help to us as we adjusted and figured out our routine. I underestimated how tough the post-partum period would be, and those first few weeks were such a whirlwind. Rebecca was patient, flexible to our needs, and consistently came through with advice, helping around the house, referrals and general support. We are super grateful for her!

Halie Brazier

11/14/2019

We had a wonderful experience with Rebecca! We are first-time parents of twins, and she was an excellent guide. She was never judgemental and was full of great information. During the birth (which ended up being a c-section), she was invaluable for my husband and mother who were both freaking out--so I could concentrate on the babies and not be worried about the other family members. I would recommend Rebecca!

Trisha

5/22/2019

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. 

Mahala Barber

5/17/2019

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. 

Sudha

4/12/2019

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.

Kelly Hawkins

2/18/2019

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!

Natalie Barkoot Sturgess

2/1/2019

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! 

Haley Maycock

11/20/2018

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.

Birth Availability for Rebecca Shelton

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Postpartum Availability for Rebecca Shelton

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