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Shannon Sweeney Certified Birth Doula, C-CBE (BADT)

The Lovely Doula

Laramie, WY Service range 100 miles a $100 travel fee will apply for clients who I must travel 100+ miles to support to cover travel expenses

https://www.thelovelydoula.org

Birth Fee

$850 to $950

Postpartum Rate

$30 to $35

Birth Fee

$850 to $950

Postpartum Rate

$30 to $35


Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Birth Doula Experience

3 years and 17 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

0 years and 1 families served


Doula Training

  • DONA International, July 2018

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 3 births and 2 to 4 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: I cannot provide services in a home in which an individual smokes (cigarettes, cigars)

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 planned unassisted home births


College Education

BA/BS


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • First Aid and CPR
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Pelvic floor health education & support
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I am Certified Childbirth Educator through Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings I am passionate about fertility awareness education and body literacy. I enjoy connecting individuals and clients to educational materials so they they make learn about the human reproductive systems, the menstrual cycle, and all of the things that make conception possible. I served as a volunteer birth doula through the Birthing Gently Maternal Health Program serving low-income and at-risk individuals from October 2018 to June 2020

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Fee Details

I currently offer two birth support packages; a Virtual Doula Services package at the investment of $850 and a Birth Doula Support package at the investment of $850 ($950 if it will require me to travel 100 or more miles to serve you). Please see my website for more details. Please note that I am willing to work on a sliding scale/ 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. **For clients 100 miles outside of my area, a $100 travel fee will be applied to cover travel expenses.**

Laramie, WY Service range 100 miles a $100 travel fee will apply for clients who I must travel 100+ miles to support to cover travel expenses

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Client Testimonials for Shannon Sweeney Certified Birth Doula, C-CBE (BADT)

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Jes T.

7/31/2021

I was pregnant with my first child, my partner and family were states away, and there was this pandemic going on, but I had Shannon. She was incredibly supportive, and made me feel less alone throughout the entire experience. COVID definitely impacted the quality of care I felt like I was receiving and the resources available, but Shannon was knowledgeable to talk me through every question or concern I had. She was patient with me and made contact with the hospital to discuss our options. When it came time, she worked with the hospital to be granted an exception to their COVID protocols and be allowed in the room with us. Prior to that, she discussed the plan if she wasn't allowed in such detail that I felt comfortable if she wouldn't be allowed to be present with us. When the time came for labor, she was positive and reassuring. She knew my birth plan and encouraged me when I doubted myself. We talked through the options available and she helped me trust myself and my decisions. I don't think I would have had such a positive birthing experience without her by my side. I'm so grateful to have met Shannon.

Kaylee

7/10/2021

Shannon was really easy to talk to and very caring. She was always sure to reach out to us regularly to make sure that we were doing well. She had a very helpful slideshow prepared that we went through together regarding prep for labor that really helped me feel ready and confident. Thank you for all your help!

Kate

5/20/2020

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. 

Jian Hong

1/15/2020

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.

Deanna and Nick

1/5/2020

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. 

Birth Availability for Shannon Sweeney Certified Birth Doula, C-CBE (BADT)

= Available. Calendar last updated: 11-30-2021

Postpartum Availability for Shannon Sweeney Certified Birth Doula, C-CBE (BADT)

= Available. Calendar last updated: 11-30-2021