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Shelli Spence

The Doula Journey


Phone: 8189835259

Birth Fee: $1000 to $1300

Postpartum Rate: $30 to $50

Fee Details: My fees are on a slide scale. Please ask about payment plan arrangements too. (Price varies for multiples)

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 3 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 3 families served

Doula Training

  • DONA International, April 2018
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • ICEA (International Childbirth Education Association)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Rebozo Training
  • Reiki Practitioner

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Single parents

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Aromatherapy
  • Belly binding
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Oak Park, CA
Travel Range: 25 Miles

Client Testimonials for Shelli Spence

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Laina Melago

Shelli was my doula for my second child after having a difficult birth and postpartum experience with my first. We wish we had had her the first time around . She was the greatest support to both me and my husband. She is knowledgeable, nurturing, and professional all wrapped into one amazing doula . She listened to all of our wants and needs and offered suggestions she knew would help me during birth. She helped us advocate for ourselves and is the best masseuse with the yummiest essential oils. She doesn’t miss a thing .
Shelli also helped me as a postpartum doula as I had struggled with postpartum depression after my first child and I wanted to try to reduce the chances (which it very much did by having the support) . She helped not only with the baby , with my toddler , but most importantly, she mothered this mother by making sure I ate and drank ; enabling me to focus on what I needed to ... mother my children. She offered hugs when I needed them and quiet time when she knew I needed that too. Shelli is a natural at what she does and we are forever grateful for her .

Posted 11/28/2018

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April Donath

Shelli is an amazing doula! This was my first pregnancy so I was scared and nervous. Shelli educated me before my birth about what to expect and was able to help calm my fears. I can’t even begin to explain how thankful my husband and I are that Shelli was our doula for the birth of our son. She created a relaxing environment with candlelight and massage. I feel like her massages saved me during my labor. When I felt nauseous she acted quickly getting me cool towels and asking the nurses for the anti-nausea medicine. She was also patient when I was uncomfortable and I didn't know what it was that I wanted.  Since Shelli was there she also helped tell my husband what to do and told him how he could help me. He is also thankful she was there because it took a lot of pressure off of him. Shelli also visited me after my birth to see how I was doing. At her visit she gave me the most wonderful and priceless gift. Shelli’s calm demeanor, patience, knowledge, and experience make her an excellent doula and I was so lucky I had her as mine. I can’t imagine delivering a baby without her.

Posted 6/26/2018

Birth Availability for Shelli Spence

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Postpartum Availability for Shelli Spence

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