Birth Fee: $750 to $1000
Fee Details: My birth doula support services include two to three prenatal visits, continuous labor and birth support, and one postpartum visit as well as text, email and phone support throughout your pregnancy. I charge $750 for my birth package and have a birth photography add-on service for $250.
Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 11 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
When I first connected with Shanan Garber of Barefoot Doula, I was pregnant for the second time with my 3rd baby (1st pregnancy was twins and a c-section delivery) I was hoping to have a VBAC, and discussed this with Shanan and was thrilled to have her on board.
Unfortunately, as the pregnancy progressed I was told I needed to have a repeat c-section. I then felt frustrated that I couldn't have the birth experience I wanted, but Shanan was nothing but kind and encouraging in our communications prior to the birth, and was such a big help the of day to help calm my nerves just by chatting before the c-section. She was also a big help during the c-section, since I couldn't see what was going on she was willing to take some pictures, and also asked me if I wanted the nurses to wipe the baby down (which I said was fine, but I was glad she caught what they were about to do and verified with me that it was fine for a quick wipe.. I just didn't want baby to have her first bath until a day or two later).
A few weeks after my baby was born she checked in to follow up and offer more encouragement and just check in emotionally, and she even brought a delicious meal for our family! I can not say enough lovely things about Shanan. If you need a doula- she's your girl!
I am so happy with the services we recieved from Shanan. I'm glad we went through with having a doula for my first pregnancy. She stood by me and answered all my questions. Even with my birth plan being changed due to needing an emergency c section having Shanan there was great. We will definitely be using her in the future if we decide to have another kid.
Shanan reached out to me and offered her help after learning that I was pregnant with a little boy who was expected to not survive after birth due to several birth defects. Neither my husband or I really knew what to expect from having a doula. Honestly he was somewhat reluctant, but we agreed to take her up on her offer to help us. I went into active labor early Valentine’s Day morning and Shanan was right there with us. This was my first pregnancy, so I didn’t always know the most beneficial way to get through the contractions. She was able to talk me through and utilize different techniques, many that we wouldn’t have thought of, to cope with them as they came on quickly. This was an extremely emotional moment for my husband and myself, and we were so thankful that she was by my side the entire time I was laboring at the hospital and for several hours after our son was born and passed. She was kind, caring, calming, and compassionate the entire time. We would ABSOLUTELY recommend her to anyone who could use doula services, even if you never considered having one. Thank you, Shanan, for everything you did for us.
Shanan was great to work with. We were friends for years prior to my pregnancy and when she found out I was pregnant she offered her services to me. I thought it would have been weird to have extra people in the room but I can honestly say I felt very comfortable with Shanan and would have been lost without her. Shanan was easy to work with and was very accommodating to any last minute appointments or emergencies as needed. during my labor she was able to snap me back to reality every time I would lose focus and could apply just the right amount of pressure in the right areas of my sides and back to make most of the pain from the contractions all but go away. I personally decided to get an epiduralbut when after that she was a major help and good sorce for information. All and all I had an amazing experience and would recommend Shanan to everyone.
My husband was very distant and overwhelmed during the delivery of our first child and I knew that I wanted to have someone by my side who had been through this and could give me the support that my husband wasn’t able to give. I knew Shanan was interested in becoming a doula and I asked if she would be willing to be mine for my second delivery. Shanan is one of the most caring and understanding people I know! I went into my deleivery with the mind set that I wanted to deliver natural.There were many times from being induced to delivering that I wanted to just give up! If I wouldn’t have had her by my side my goal would have never been met, she was right next to me the whole 11 hours talking me through each and every contraction. This delivery was much more enjoyable having Shanan there, and I would recommend Shanan to any mom to be who is unsure of delivery or just needs a little extra support in a very stressful time. She was the perfect match for me and I‘m very lucky to have had her by my side, I know she will be just as amazing for other women as well and they won’t be disappointed if they decided to have her be apart of their experience.
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