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Shannon Hochhalter

Gentle Beginnings Doula and Lactation Services

Victor, MT Service range 50 miles


Birth Fee

$400 to $500

Birth Fee

$400 to $500

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Birth Doula Experience

1 years and 6 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, March 2018

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 2

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Special Services Offered

  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Member of the Bitterroot Breastfeeding Coalition

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

My doula service package includes 2-3 prenatal visits, unlimited information support and phone support throughout pregnancy and for the first 6 weeks post partum. It also covers continuous labor and birth support and immediate support after birth to help with breastfeeding, and getting you comfortable and settled in. After birth you will also receive one postnatal check up along with continuous phone and information support for the first 6 weeks. I also am a CLC and can provide lactation support at the included postnatal visit. If more than 1 postnatal visit is desired, there is a separate $50 charge per visit.

Victor, MT Service range 50 miles

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Katie Duarte


Having Shannon as my doula was a wonderful experience. She is calm, level headed and assertive. I felt very comfortable with her and so did my family. Shannon was very supportive during the birth and even in the days and weeks after. I enjoyed learning from her and I mostly enjoyed the way she makes you feel. Shannon has the ability to make you feel at ease and empowered! I appreciate her and her efforts during my cesarean. I would absolutely use her for my next birth.

Chelsea Schlapman


Shannon is simply AMAZING! She is very passionate about what she does and always put my goals, wants and needs a top priority! She never made me feel undermined or questioned my wishes and wants throughout my pregnancy which was extremely important to me. She helped me in all the areas I needed most and helped me answer all my questions before my son was born. My favorite thing that she did for me was during my first 12 hours at the hospital, she wrote down everything that happened when I wasn't 100% and exhausted from having my son and now I'll forever have those memories. I could not remember much and thanks to her, I now know. I meant the world to me. I can promise you that you will be in great hands with Shannon as your Doula! 



Shannon is amazing!! I wasn't originally planning on hiring a doula because I had been studying labor and birth already. I wasn't too nervous and thought I was prepared for what was coming. It was already late in gestation when we connected but I'm so glad we did! I know that without her presence during labor I would have had a much different experience. It was so hard but she was such a positive light and made me feel so confident during the process. Shannon is super knowledgeable about birth, birthing positions, and various techniques for comfort. I'm glad I had those options during my labor but what really helped me get through it was her calming disposition and how attentive and encouraging she was. She really helped me stay in control during contractions. Shannon was definitely my rock through it all. I am so grateful she was there to support me in such a personal way. I will absolutely work with her again when the time comes!

Birth Availability for Shannon Hochhalter

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