The Lovely Doula
Norwell, MA Service range 55 miles
$800 to $1000
$800 to $1000
2 years and 13 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 3
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
As your doula, I will help you navigate the hospital birth experience through the supportive informational role of a doula. I wholeheartedly believe that every birthing person has a right to be an active participant in their birth experience. As you doula I will provide you with the information and support necessary for you to feel confident and empowered. Please contact me for further information on what services I provide in an in-hospital setting
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I will attend births at birth centers. Please contact me for further information on what services I provide in a birth center.
Attends home births? Some Home Births
I will attend most home births; the only home births I will not attend are unassisted home births
I have served as a volunteer birth doula through the Birthing Gently Maternal Health Program serving low-income and at-risk individuals since October 2018.
I currently offer two support packages; a Virtual Doula Services package at the investment of $800 and a Birth Doula Support package at the investment of $1,000. Please see my website for more details. Please note that I am willing to work at a reduced fee. If finances are a consideration for you as you search for a doula and you would like to discuss alternative payment plan, please let me know.
Norwell, MA Service range 55 miles
Shannon greatly impacted our family's birth story in a positive way. During our prenatal visits she offered resources and asked us questions to prepare for the birth experience and postpartum period. She asked us to identify what we hoped our experience would be like. I expressed my desire to have a natural birth. She helped my husband grow into the best birth parter by sharing reading he could do, as well as offering to tag out with him at the hospital. When my water broke 2 weeks before my due date, I was a bit surprised, but also reassured because I knew that we had a plan for the hospital. My hospital bag was mostly packed and planned out based on our prenatal discussions with Shannon. We notified Shannon that my water had broken and that we were heading to the hospital. She remained on-call until I was ready to have her join us there. The OB on call was pushing for me to take a pill to move my labor along, but I wanted to see what my body wanted to do. Shannon helped in talking with the nurses and doctors and weighing my options with this. I felt supported to have someone besides my husband who believed my body could deliver my son without too many medical interventions. Shannon assisted with turning on candles and diffusing essential oils. While I was pushing she calmly spoke in my ear letting me know that I was getting so close to meeting my baby boy. After delivery she took photos of our new family and even was a listening ear for choosing our son's name. She encouraged us to take some time as a family before inviting visitors in which was an important bonding moment. During the postpartum period I felt like I new what to expect because of our prenatal discussions. We met after our son was born and she offered more resources such as a lactation consultant, physical therapist and postpartum doula. Shannon also validated my frustration about one of my delivery nurses as we debriefed the birth experience. I highly recommend Shannon to any family.
My husband and I had great experience working with Shannon as our doula. She is very knowleable, professional and responsible. We are happy to recommend Shannon to our friends.
We could not have been happier with our decision to hire Shannon as our doula. Since this was our first child, we felt there was a lot of unknowns when it came to labor and delivery. While using the checklists online are helpful to sort out your preferences, there was an added comfort in thinking about having someone there who had the knowledge to help us get through whatever might arise. After speaking with Shannon, we knew she was perfect a perfect fit to be there with us. She met with us a few times before the birth to get to know us and help think through our plan. In the weeks leading up to our daughter's birth, she checked in to see how things were progressing regularly and was helpful in reassuring us as things started happening. During the birth, Shannon was a calming presence and extremely helpful to think through different positions for contractions. She was encouraging and positive and a wonderful addition to our birthing team.
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