Supporting Hands Doula Care LLC
Tallahassee, FL Service range 100 miles Will travel if gas is accommodated
$600 to $650
$600 to $650
2 years and 45 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 2 to 3
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I will absolutely attend a home birth with a midwife present.
I volunteer with local pregnancy centers in town.
$600.00 Is my standard fee for prenatal, labor and delivery and postnatal. I also can take pictures if the client wishes for an additional $50.00
Tallahassee, FL Service range 100 miles Will travel if gas is accommodated
If you are on the fence about hiring a doula, DO IT! Sharea was such a blessing to me and my baby! This was my second baby/ planned hopsital birth at TMH. My first baby's birth was awful and I knew I needed help to have a better experience this time around. I am so glad I took the plunge and hired her! She was so helpful and reassuring leading up to the birth of my daughter at helping me come up with a birth plan.
When I was in early labor at home she was always available via text or phone call to talk about what was going on and how I was doing. When I told her things were getting intense she came right over to be with me at home. Once she was there her back rubs and words of encouragment were so soothing. She quickly came to the conclusion that I had labored enough at home and we needed to get to the hospital. Unfortunately, my daughter was in a big hurry to meet Mommy and she was born in the car on the way there! Sharea was so calm and confident (despite driving, making phone calls to my husband and Mom to alert the hospital we were enroute, and also helping me literally catch my daughter haha!)- I was not afraid for a second. If we decide to have another baby no question Sharea will be my choice for a doula again.
My boyfriend and I hired Sharea as our Doula when I became pregnant early 2019. When I reached out to her through the Tallahassee Doula Co-Op, she was so friendly and personable. We met at Panera for a meet and greet and I loved her energy and enthusiasm for her profession! She helped me feel so much more comfortable about all of the unknowns with pregnancy and childbirth. As a first time mama, I was nervous and had no idea how to approach a natural delivery. She made me feel so confident and secure in my decision and reminded me every step of the way of how strong I was. When it came down to labor, she was a rockstar! From 2-4 AM calls and house visits and 30 hours of intense contractions, I can truly say she made a HUGE impact on my will to keep going. She was an amazing birth partner and now someone I call my friend. Thank you Sharea! You made my birth experience so special.
My husband and I are so glad we chose Sharea as our doula! She is absolutely wonderful at what she does and helped us in countless, priceless ways. As a first-time mom, I was on an emotional rollercoaster, but during our prenatal visits, Sharea was able to encourage me and keep me grounded. I loved her positive, friendly, and easy-to-talk-to personality and all of the helpful information she shared that boosted my confidence going into birth. She was quick to reply to texts and emails answering random questions I had during my pregnancy, and I always felt like I had her as a resource to lean on. She was also 100% comfortable with our cat and two big, playful dogs! When labor began at home, it gave me such peace of mind having someone there with so much birth experience helping me work through contractions. I wanted my husband to be my primary support, and Sharea was the perfect complement and help for both of us. If my husband needed to step away, Sharea was there to support me. My labor ended up being a long, slow-to-progress labor and she supported me throughout the marathon event, smiling and staying positive the entire time. She was integral to helping me work through contractions on my exercise ball so that I could finally make it to full dilation. In all types of birth I experienced, from natural at home and at the Birth Cottage, to an unexpected transfer to the hospital for a cesarean, I’m so glad we had Sharea there by our side, offering her encouragement, experience, and support. We highly recommend Sharea and would choose her again as our doula in a heartbeat!
Sharea has such a wonderful calm, positive energy. She was the first doula we met with, and I canceled my meet-ups with other doulas after meeting her because we hit it off so well and I liked her so much from the start. She was available and supportive throughout my pregnancy and always encouraging.
I had a long and somewhat strange early labor pattern that lasted a couple of days, and she made herself available to me even in the middle of the night to talk with me and support me through it. Once in active labor during my home birth, her calm, reassuring presence and gentle touch helped me immensely. She would remind me to let my tension go and helped me relax through contractions. She also helped my husband and mom feel involved in supporting me through labor.
Our sweet baby needed to come out quickly at the end. I was never scared but there was a sense of urgency in the room. I remember clearly Sharea in my face, calmly telling me that the baby needed to come out so to give it all I had with the next pushes. I don’t think I will ever forget that powerful moment right before our baby girl was born.
I am so thankful Sharea was a part of our birth team. I am also grateful for her help with breastfeeding during our first post-partum visit. We are big fans of Sharea! ??
I am so proud that my husband and I chose Sharea as our Doula! She started with us at 6weeks pregnant and has been amazing every step of the way! Prenatal visits with Sharea was always fun and exciting from learning all breathing techniques,massaging and learning about breastfeeding! Sharea is very passionate about what she does and makes sure she goes to extra mile to make sure your birthing experience is the best! Sharea’s aftercare is also amazing when she comes to visit mom,dad and baby! She’s always checking to make sure everything you ask for is done properly and in order! If you choose anyone as your Doula please choose Sharea! You will definitely be satisfied!!
I can not say enough good things about Sharea. We requested her services toward the end of my pregnancy. She stepped right in and helped me to feel comfortable and more prepared for labor. My labor came on very quickly and I was pushing within 45 minutes of my water breaking. She helped all of us to feel calm and supported through the whole process. Sharea’s kind and joyful energy is exactly what I needed. Thank you Sharea!! Indigo is doing great! :)
Sharea is incredible! You will be in very caring and capable hands if you hire her as your doula. She helped me to relax my body, utilizing items like birth balls,and even showed me how to use the hospital wall railing to squat and make contractions easier. With Sharea’s help and my family I was able to go 40 hours with no medication before having a c-section. I know that I would have never lasted that long without Sharea’s help in teaching me how to relax my body and experience contractions instead of letting them control me. She helped me to feel empowered ,and to endure! I am so grateful for her support. I was impressed with her stamina and continued care through those many hours.
I highly recommend her services! The visits before and after delivery, she was informative and encouraging! Her positive attitude and contagious smile truly make her perfect at her job!
Sharea is fantastic and I'm so glad we had her as part of our birth team fory fourth baby but first home birth and first unmedicated birth. She helped me through my contractions, helped me change positions when needed, and constantly reminded me I could do it. She helped calm my 3-year-old when he ran into the room traumatized just in time to see his baby brother being born. She provided support via text prior to the birth, and was so kind and patient with my children during her visits, even when they were being a little extra. She helped me feel empowered and I only wish I had her with my first three deliveries!
Sharea was amazing through the whole experience of pregnancy and birth and it was certainly a whirlwind experience! I don't know how I could have done it without her - her knowledge and reassuring presence helped me get through a long labor, hospital transfer and eventual C-section. I'm so grateful for her and would highly recommend her to anyone searching for a doula!
Sharea was absolutely incredible throughout my pregnancy and labor. During my pregnancy, she checked in often to see how I was doing and always readily answered my anxious questions. She always made my husband feel comfortable during the prenatal visits and we loved all the techniques and suggestions she offered. During the labor, Sharea was incredibly supportive with encouraging me through each contraction, providing gentle massage, and suggesting various positions. After our baby arrived, she took pictures on my husband’s phone that we’ll cherish forever. Soon after the birth, Sharea had to go to support another client, which really showed me her level of dedication. Even when she had to leave, Sharea checked in on me to see how I was recovering and how the baby was doing. I also appreciated her support during the postpartum visit a few weeks later. Overall, I’d recommend Sharea because she’s dedicated to supporting mothers with whatever birth they choose, she offers excellent strategies before and during birth, and she has the type of personality and sweet spirit that makes everyone comfortable.
I HIGHLY recommend Sharea as a Doula! She was loving, kind, attentive, and just all around comforting throughout my whole labor journey. She encourages you and helps you find your inner strength. I could not of imagined my birthing process without her. Sharea was also wonderful with my whole family, my 3-years old toddler and husband. As she would help communicate my needs to them as my labor progressed or stalled. She arrived at our door right after helping another mother labor at a hospital. Therefore we know she was exhausted BUT was still dependable and quite committed to us. I have no doubt she will give the best of her ability to all the mothers she helps, as she will do it with such natural love and care.
She was a lifesaver I don’t know what I would’ve done without her. Listen if there’s any guys reading this it’s definitely worth the investment. Seriously, you’ll need the help. Especially if you’re baby’s due during the playoffs nba/nfl/nhl. And if you’re a first time dad like I am. She was great I was able to catch the game and get some sleep during early labor at our home, that was great. She was great at showing me how to position myself to soothe my wife during contractions, she’s very knowledgeable about the entire process of pregnancy. I highly recommend Sharea! She’s awesome she brings good energy! And she’s great at what she does! Thanks Sharea!
Sharea is amazing! She made my husband and I feel confident about giving birth naturally to our first child. Our prenatal visits with Sharea were great and helped us get to know each other better and prepare for labor and delivery. She is a very positive and joyful person and this helped me feel very at ease around her. During my labor she helped me breath through my contractions well and took care of calling the midwife when things were progressing. She was very willing to do whatever it took for me to be comfortable and so glad we had a doula. Whether you are a first time mother or this is your tenth rodeo, Sharea is great and we highly recommend her!
Wow! What can I say other than great support, care and service from Sharea of Supporting Hands Doula Care. I honestly was doing just fine getting through my second pregnancy despite it being a high risk pregnany with lots of discomfort I had not experienced with my first child. Nevertheless, a family member gave me a gift certificate for Doula services as a birthday present. It was in hope of getting a little more support as I finished out the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Needless to say, my husband and I found more than that. Sharea made sure to check on me every step of the way as a listening ear, a sounding board, as well as a resource for any questions or concerns I had nearing the end of the pregnancy. In addition, she provided a pregnancy back massage that alleviated the lower back pressure and made sure to show my husband what to do so he can give me. She also helped me stay on task in preparation for my C-section...thinking it through from pre-registration, packing my bag, etc. And, after the baby arrived she visited at the hospital, provided breastfeeding support at the hospital, in the home and also continued to check on me via phone/text as she did through out the pregnancy. Overall, Sharea was an amazing support even for someone that already had support from family and friends. She provided a level of expertise that made the latter part of my pregnancy, delivery and bringing baby home a smooth transition. Sharea's support filled the gaps I didn't know existed in my planning and preparation for my 2nd child. She even helped what seemed impossible and discouraging in breastfeeding a wonderful addition to my success story; she was the extra push that got me over the hump. My husband, son, and newbon are extemely thankful for her sincere care and concern and would recommend her services to anyone seeking that type of support.
I cannot recommend Sharea highly enough. She was actually the back-up for the doula I hired, as I knew ahead of time my doula would be gone a week at the end of my pregnancy. When I went into labor that week, I felt perfectly comfortable knowing she would be the one to support me, even though we had met just once. What I felt immediately—and what helped me throughout my labor—was her ultra calm demeanor. She continually helped me relax and breathe through my contractions. Without her, I would have given up on a drug-free labor/delivery immediately. As important, she helped my husband to feel confident and engaged throughout the process. As hard as it was, I’m so happy with my labor & delivery experience, and I couldn’t have done it without her. I would recommend Sharea to anyone.
Sharea was so loving and attentive during the lengthy 72 hour labor/delivery of my precious baby girl. Sharea stayed by my husband and I’s side from home to hospital while keeping a smile on her face and positive spirit throughout. We truly felt that we had a strong advocate who made sure our wishes were met throughout the many challenges birthing brought. We adore Sharea and will definitely work with her again for future pregnancies.
Words can not begin to describe how grateful I am to have had Sharea as my doula. I was very nervous& anxious due to the fact of having a stillbirth last year. I knew going into this pregnancy I was going to have a doula. Meeting Sharea at the Community Baby Shower was a blessing. From the first conversation we had she made me feel very comfortable with her. She was always available to answer any questions or concerns that I had. When I realized I was going to go in labor earlier than my due date she was there. I delivered almost exactly a month earlier. I knew I wanted to have a natural birth and she made sure that happened. I was able to deliver my baby 100% natural, no medicine used at all for pain. I recommend to any mother that having a doula is one of the best helps during labor. Even though many of my family and friends either didn’t know or didn’t know why I would hire a doula, they completely understand now after my labor.
Thank you so much Sharea for being there for me and my little prince. Again words can not describe how grateful I am to have you apart of my labor
I had a wonderful experience with Sharea during labor and delivery. She helped me cope through a rough transition and was attentive to my 3-year-old daughter the whole time without taking her attention away from me. I would recommend her services to anyone looking for a very hands-on physical and emotional support person during labor.
Sharea was such a blessing for me! Her availability was so convenient and she was willing to meet with us at short notice, only a week and a half before I delivered. I had a failed induction and cesarean after 14 hours of labor, but having Sharea with me was so comforting and helpful. She has a magical touch and I can honestly say she decreased the pain of contractions at least by half with her massage. She was with me and my husband every step of the way and provided so much positivity, and physical and emotional comfort. I would strongly recommend her to anyone considering a doula!
Sharea is an excellent doula! Actually, she was more like family during my pregnancy! She was there for us during and after the pregnancy! She taught us several ways to cope with the labor from her advice to different massage techniques! We were very thankful to have her by our side. She was there for the entire labor process (32 hours) and afterwards. Whenever we needed her, she was always just a phone call away! One of the best to have on our team!
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