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Shaunda Fennell

Bellies & Babies LLC

Raleigh, NC Service range 45 miles

Birth Fee

$1200 to $1500

Postpartum Rate

$30 to $40

Black Doula

Availability Remarks: I have experience working with a variety of families including but not limited to: families who have dealt with fertility challenges, grief, multiples, and children with medically fragile needs.

Birth Fee

$1200 to $1500

Postpartum Rate

$30 to $40

Medicaid and Third Party Insurers

Currently approved to receive payments from the following programs:

Birth Doula Experience

2 years and 40 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

3 years and 60 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, October 2020
  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, December 2020
  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, June 2021

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: Preference to no smoking in house; no aggressive animals

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I am OR trained at UNC Chapel Hill in the event of c-section is needed. I provide emotional, educational, and physical support at all hospitals.

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
A midwife must be present for all home births.

College Education


Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula support
  • Childbirth education services
  • First Aid and CPR
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Military families support
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I work diligently with the LEADoula Program, formerly known as the Alliance of Black Doulas for Black Mamas Program, through UNC Family Medicine.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Fees are determined by the family’s needs and the number of children being cared for. Currently, I can accept families with United Health Care Medicaid or private pay.

Service Area

Raleigh, NC Service range 45 miles

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Shaunda was a postpartum doula for us after my twin girls were born. She helped us mainly at night, which was so great for us to get some needed rest. She helped us organize an easy process for getting their bottles and formula prepared for the day, which was so so helpful early on. She had great advice for us when we asked for her input and also connected me with another twin mom when I needed support. Shaunda was really great to help us through those first weeks with our twins, and we were and are very grateful for her. 

Aprille Mitchell


Shaunda was very helpful and good support. I was from out of town and my water broke in NC. She called me to introduce herself over the phone And if I needed anything don't hesitate to give her a call no matter what time it is. Unexpectedly the babies were coming I called her at 6am she was to me no later than 30min. She set with me and made sure I was good. I will give her 100 stars. I will definitely recommend her! My family was 5hrs away. She made my comfortable. 

Birth Availability for Shaunda Fennell

= Available. Calendar last updated: 05-08-2024

Postpartum Availability for Shaunda Fennell

= Available. Calendar last updated: 05-08-2024