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Kristen Shorey

Clover and Bloom Birth

Greenville, SC Service range 30 miles

https://www.cloverandbloombirth.com/

Birth Fee

$1000 to $1700

Birth Fee

$1000 to $1700


Birth Doula Experience

2 years and 17 births attended


Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, March 2022

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 2

Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Attend free births


Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Cloth diapering education
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Military families support
  • Photography - Birth
  • Photography - Maternity
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

I'm Kristen Shorey; a Birth Doula and birth photographer with Clover & Bloom Birth, serving families in Greenville, South Carolina. I am extremely passionate about helping women dig deep, connect with their innate wisdom, and birth their babies the way they were designed to do. I believe birth is best left alone. Being able to bear witness to women coming into their power, with a supportive and loving team, is one of the most beautiful experiences to behold. My goal is to help you build trust in your body and your mind, so you feel prepared and excited as you transition through this incredible rite of passage. I want you to feel empowered, and that starts with knowing your options, trusting your intuition, and making decisions based on facts, not fear. You have every right to own YOUR experience. Don't let anyone tell you differently. YOU are the hero in your birth story

Service Area

Greenville, SC Service range 30 miles

Client Testimonials for Kristen Shorey

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Brigid

5/28/2024

During pregnancy, Kristen provided workbooks to help my partner and I actively prepare for birth, postpartum, and everything in between. A friend of mind raved about how she wished she had a resource like that when preparing for her first birth! The atmosphere Kristen created in our birth space was truly magical. Kristen brought an array of props for the hospital room that transformed it into a space of serenity; I cannot emphasize enough how much these small details changed the entire experience for me during labor! Immediately postpartum, Kristen consistently checked in on our family. We met with her within the first week of having our daughter and it was so beautiful to reflect on the birth and catch up. Kristen played such an invaluable role throughout my pregnancy and I truly cannot thank/recommend her enough!!! 

Ciera Steinhoff

3/11/2024

I was pregnant with my 4th baby, new to the area, and very unsettled with my care providers. I hadn't had a doula with my other births, but I knew I needed one with this birth. I found Kristen via Facebook and I immediately felt so safe and relaxed with her! She made space for my emotions and frustrations with my providers while being such an encouragement and resource. I made a big change at 30 weeks pregnant to a home birth and the whole pregnancy vibe changed! Kristen was the biggest cheerleader and she helped calm any of my nerves in those last weeks before the birth. She also kept me sane in the final weeks of waiting for a 41 week arrival of my last baby! My labor started pretty quickly and ramped up fast. I remember calling her and saying I felt terrified that I wouldn't accomplish this birth because things were so intense only a few hours after contractions started! She hurried to our home and she talked me through my railroad labor as we waited for the midwives. Repeatedly, she reassured me that I could do this and my body knew what it was doing. She got my rug covered and she gloved up because baby was crowning and the midwives weren't quite there yet! Baby's head was delivered as my midwife walked in the door! I remember Kristen asking if I wanted to catch baby and I told her that she could catch her for me. 
Kristen was such a beautiful resource and help through my whole pregnancy, catching my sweet girl, and supporting me through postpartum. 

Ellagrace Wilson

3/11/2024

If you're considering hiring Kristen as a doula for your birth, I highly recommend her! My husband and I are so glad we decided to hire her for the birth of our daughter. She is full of knowledge about all things pregnancy/birth/postpartum. We couldn't have asked for a better doula! If you're wanting a doula who is supportive, experienced, kind, caring and who goes above and beyond, then you will want to hire Kristen! 

Kandace Botkin

3/11/2024

The absolute best doula. When a complete previa made my birthing plans go out the window and i had to have a C section she got right to work doing all the research to make sure i had the most knowledge to make informed decisions every step of the way. She was right there with me and my husband the entire time and even took some great photos. Loved every second of my 9 months getting to know her.

Bekah Nicholson

1/15/2024

For my first pregnancy/birth, having a doula was completely out of our budget and I got in my head a lot because the pain from the contractions really consumed me. By the end of my first labor, I reached a point where I just wanted to give up. Having Kristen at my second birth was a total game changer. I felt so prepared for my whole pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Having her check in throughout my pregnancy kept me sane, especially when my baby was born two weeks later than I had imagined she would be. My labor was very fast and intense but Kristen brought such a calming presence and helped me surrender to my contractions by applying counter pressure to my back and reducing the distractions in my environment. When my baby was born before my midwife arrived, Kristen kept her calm as I gave birth with just her and my husband in the room. Having her there to support me made me feel so empowered and so capable. If I can have Kristen at every single one of my births, I will.

Sara Middleton

8/10/2023

I cannot put into words how grateful I am for Kristen and the spirit of peace and motherhood that accompanied us in the birth of our first child! Kristen provided education, resources, and was the calm my husband and I both needed for the last few weeks of pregnancy, our birth (which was a wildly beautiful homebirth), and first few weeks of postpartum! She IS the gift I wish all mamas had during this most wonderful and challenging transition of a women's life. The care received after birth was unmatched from any care I've ever received and am so thankful for the joyful experience that was achieved while working with Kristen as our doula and friend. 

Hannah Gassmann

2/23/2023

There are so many decisions that we make regarding pregnancy and childbirth. I have no doubt that our best decision we made was to hire Kristen to be our doula. At first, we were hesitant about the idea of sharing one of the most intimate moments of our lives with anyone else, but the moment we met Kristen, that all changed. My husband and I both walked away from that first interview gushing about how much we already loved her, and how perfect she was. I could just tell that she was exactly the kind of person I could trust and count on during this vulnerable time in my life. I looked forward to each of our visits, being able to go over so much helpful information with her. She was a wealth of knowledge and wisdom, and thanks to her, I went through my entire pregnancy feeling extremely informed and full of confidence. When the big day arrived, things didn't go quite as expected due to circumstances beyond our control. I can't even begin to imagine what that day might have looked like had it not been for Kristen being there. No matter what was going on, she always found a way to bring a much needed calm back to my birth space. She was there to encourage and reassure me and my husband every step of the way. She knew exactly what I needed at each moment, and she was so good at helping my husband know how to help me and when to help me. When I look back on that day, I can't picture it without Kristen there. They say doulas are birth angels, and that couldn't be more true about Kristen. I will forever be thankful that she was there to help us welcome our baby boy into the world. If we are blessed with more children, I will without a doubt want Kristen to be there. She will forever hold a special place in our hearts. 

If you're considering getting a doula, you will not find a better one than Kristen, and I promise it will be the best decision you make during this very special time in your life. 

Gregory Ballard

9/3/2022

ok guys, regardless if it's your first or your fifth child there are probably some things your partner may decide she needs that we don't exactly understand. If I can give unsolicited advice, Kristen is the total package that you both need. Even if your partner hasn't looked into the benefits of a doula, believe me when I say it will be just as much a benefit for you as her. Kristen heightened our experience as my wife and I agreed to birth our first naturally. Kristen was prepared with techniques that I would have never thought of and this allowed me to focus more on my wife and the experience of our beautiful boy and less on the unknown that creates anxiety that isn't benificial for our precious boy. Kristen fit perfectly into our intimate moments and long before it was over, I felt Kristen  become part of our tribe. She will forever be part of an experience that frankly...well, just can't be described by the English language. In fact, I couldn't even give a review to her abilities because reviews aren't justice for what she does. No amount of stars will justify her worth. So here is my testimony. Kristen has reminded me the importance of and how to love my wife and continues to be apart of our story postpartum as needs change. Kristen is a blessing that no training video and article in the latest baby book can substitue. Remove the anxiety of birth and replace it with love and let this amazing professional show you the way!

Bre Peters

7/25/2022

My fiancé and I were SO blessed to have Kristen as our doula. Being first time parents, we had so many questions through our journey. Kristen was so prompt at responding and always so helpful. Labor went so smoothly with her, she was prepared in every way. Down to the fan when I got hot! To this day, she checks in and still is there to answer any questions I may have about myself and the baby. I could not have asked for a better doula. 

Birth Availability for Kristen Shorey

= Available. Calendar last updated: 03-11-2024