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Shelly DeMeo (Varelli)

Kneading Time Birth & Beyond Services


Phone: 4196992279

Birth Fee: $600 to $1000

Fee Details: I offer 14 years of experience as a birth doula serving the NW Ohio and SE Michigan area. Payment plans and sliding fee scale options available.

Birth Doula Experience: 14 years and 140 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, September 2006
  • DONA International, April 2019
Type of Practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per Month: 2 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
All homebirth's attended by a midwife

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Certified Birth Assistant (Northwest Birth Assistants)
  • Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist through Somatic Arts Institute
  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • LMT/LMP (Licensed Massage Therapist/Practitioner)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • Prenatal Massage Certification (Carol Osborne)
  • Reiki Practitioner
  • Spinning Babies® Aware Practitioner
  • Crystalline Consciousness Technique

College Education

  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Expected stillbirth
  • Home Birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Vaginal breech birth
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Infant massage education
  • Monitrice services
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Reflexology
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Co-founder of Doula's of NWO/SEM Apprentice midwife Currently working towards a bachelors degree in Midwifery at MCU

Languages spoken: English

Birth Availability for Shelly DeMeo (Varelli)

= Available. Calendar last updated: 11/30/2019 11:22:15 AM