Birth Fee: Not specified
Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 59 births attended
Clients per Month: 2 to 4Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
Service Area MapArea of practice: Houston, TX
There are not enough words to express how truly grateful I am to have found Shelley. She stood by my side through over 16 hours of labor. Her strength and encouragement were amazing. Shelley helped me through every contraction, offering ideas for new positions, birthing balls, aromatherapy and prayer. She guided my husband on what to do to assist and the two of them were the most wonderful birth team. Ultimately, I had to have an emergency c-section, which was extremely disappointing to me after having labored naturally for so long. Shelley was so supportive and stayed at the hospital with us to welcome our new baby boy into the world. Shelley has truly found her calling. Her kind, caring spirit put me at ease immediately. I could not have made it through natural labor for so long without her. If you are looking for a doula, I would highly recommend Shelley!
Shelley came to my rescue when I needed support the most. She prayed for me in a very critical decision making process at the time and was there for me throughtout my pregnancy. If I ever had a question she did her very best to try and find answers and to be of help to me. Shelley has an incredible gift to serve and love people and she takes on her role of a doula beautifully! I would reccomend her to anyone who needs a doula, as I am positive she would be the kind of support they need and are looking for. During birth, her daughters were even there to help with my other kids, which was a life saver! Thank you Shelley for everything you did for me and my family, I will never forget it!
I don't think there's enough space here to talk about how great a doula Shelley is. I moved to the Houston area a few months before I was due with my third child. I don't have any immediate family or friends in the area for birthing support. I know about doulas from friends who work as doulas. I came to DoulaMatch on their recommendation and found Shelley. When we met in person I just knew she was a great match and the birthing experience proved that. Shelley was supportive and encouraging the whole time, not just for me, but for my husband too. She offered scented oils, a birthing ball and a peanut ball to help me get through my labor as naturally as possible. But what I thought was the greatest thing she brought was her words of encouragement and support. She would gently guide me through contractions with relaxation techniques and reminding me I would get through them and the reward was getting to see my daughter. I love how she would make recommendations to my husband and I to help us make our way through the contractions. Her empowering words of how great I was doing kept me going, keeping me strong and positive. Shelley helped me accomplish my goal of bringing my daughter into the world in the most natural way possible. I just can't say enough good things about Shelley. I am so grateful for her being there for us during such an important event. Her positive energy, encouragement and support meant so much to us. Thank you Shelley!
Shelley is an absolute joy to work with! She is the only reason how I was able to give birth to my son without using any pain medication even though we had to induce with pitocin. She was there to answer questions and give tips on how to deal with the pregnancy symptoms naturally. On the big day, we knew we had to induce so she found ways to increase my dialation before the actually induction. She knew exactly what to say, how to say it to get me through the pains. Without Shelley, I would already had the epidural within an hour following induction. I made it all the way through and delivered a 7lb 4oz healthy baby boy with no tears!
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