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Shannon Mathews

Nova Motherhood Services

Website: http://motherhoodservices.com

Phone: 540-841-9293

Birth Fee: $800 to $1500

Postpartum Rate: $45

Fee Details: Half of my fee is due at contract signing the other half at 36 weeks. My basic birth doula package includes 2 prenatal appointments, birth plan consultation, 4 week on call period, and one postpartum visit. Higher cost packages include built in postpartum hours, and a couples childbirth education session. I do offer payment plans, online payments and discounts for low income and military families. Please contact me for details on rates based on needs.

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 8 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 4 years and 15 families served

Doula Training

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

Clients per Month: 2 to 8 births and 2 to 4 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: No smoking, light housework only.
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Will not participate in births that are unassisted by a medical professional.

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Clients on bed rest
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Plus size mothers
  • Single parents
  • Teens

Special Services Offered

  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Military famiies
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I have worked with several of the womens shelters in our areas and offered my services with several local crisis pregnancy centers. I have connections within the military world and have helped some military families with their births as well.

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Chantilly, VA
Travel Range: 55 Miles
Travel comments/restrictions: 1.5 hour radius

Client Testimonials for Shannon Mathews

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Amanda Drews

I met Shannon when I was 38 weeks pregnant with my first baby, the day that I found out my baby girl was breech. Right away, she provided me with comfort and support. Like most moms-to-be, I had pictured what my labor and delivery would be like, and I had not thought of the possibility of a cesarean. She did not give up hope for me to be able to deliver vaginally, and she was so full of resources about breech babies. She provided me with many methods and techniques that are known to be successful to try to turn the baby, rather than just scheduling a c-section immediately as the doctors suggested. There were home remedies and acupuncture, along with the external cephalic “version” procedure. She was very knowledgeable about the version, including the risks, and helped me to be able to make an educated decision on whether to have this procedure, which I ended up doing. After giving it every attempt that we knew how, I came to terms with having a c-section, as the most important thing for all of us was to get the baby here safely, and keep me safe, no matter how my daughter arrived. As I was preparing mentally and physically for the surgery, Shannon helped ease my fears by sharing options with me and educating me on what I could expect. She let me know there were still options and decisions for me to make surrounding my daughter’s birth, even though my birth plan was out the window. On May 25, 2018, my baby girl arrived safely and that’s what mattered most!

Posted 11/13/2018

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Alicyn Christian

Shannon was a lifesaver after my first daughter was born. She saved my breastfeeding relationship with my firstborn. Without her, I would’ve had to bottle feed (which is fine, but wasn’t My first choice). I was literally minutes away from giving up, after trying to nurse her for a week, without any luck When Shannon showed up at my house. She went above and beyond, as she always does by calming my nerves, bringing a nipple shield and baby gifts, but best of all within minutes my baby was nursing. I cannot recommend Shannon enough. If you’re looking for a kind-hearted, down to earth yet extremely knowledgable miracle worker, Shannon is your girl!

Posted 11/5/2018

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Brittney Izer

Literally had the best birth!!!! Shannon was amazing and was able to keep the whole room calm as we were in the process of delivering my son. As a first time momma I had no idea what was happening or what I would need to do but with Shannon and my midwife they were able to take me through every step I needed to take and everything I would need to prepare for! My son came after only around 40 minutes of actual pushing, and after I had him Shannon was still there to help me figure out nursing and to make sure I was adjusting. Shannon was the best doula ever!!!! I think everyone should use her! Whether you’re a first time mom or on your 4th. Shannon is the greatest. She prayed with us before i started pushing, and I believe that if anything major were to happen that Shannon would have stepped in and helped us make an eeducated decision! Thank you so much Shannon!!!

Posted 9/12/2018

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