Testimonial for Shannon Mathews CD(DONA)

I met Shannon when I was 38 weeks pregnant with my first baby, the day that I found out my baby girl was breech. Right away, she provided me with comfort and support. Like most moms-to-be, I had pictured what my labor and delivery would be like, and I had not thought of the possibility of a cesarean. She did not give up hope for me to be able to deliver vaginally, and she was so full of resources about breech babies. She provided me with many methods and techniques that are known to be successful to try to turn the baby, rather than just scheduling a c-section immediately as the doctors suggested. There were home remedies and acupuncture, along with the external cephalic “version” procedure. She was very knowledgeable about the version, including the risks, and helped me to be able to make an educated decision on whether to have this procedure, which I ended up doing. After giving it every attempt that we knew how, I came to terms with having a c-section, as the most important thing for all of us was to get the baby here safely, and keep me safe, no matter how my daughter arrived. As I was preparing mentally and physically for the surgery, Shannon helped ease my fears by sharing options with me and educating me on what I could expect. She let me know there were still options and decisions for me to make surrounding my daughter’s birth, even though my birth plan was out the window. On May 25, 2018, my baby girl arrived safely and that’s what mattered most!

-Amanda Drews

November 13, 2018

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Shannon Mathews CD(DONA)

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Postpartum Rate: $50

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Birth Fee: $1250 to $1750

Postpartum Rate: $50

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