Testimonial for Shannon Mathews CD(DONA)

Getting to have Shannon at my birth was amazing. I had made a commitment that I wanted a natural labor and birth.  My husband and I had had fertility issues and when I was about 3 months pregnant he was diagnosed with a terminal kidney disease.  This means we may not be able to have more children.  I wanted to feel and expereince everything with my husband since we weren't sure we would get this experince again.  I went into labor 2 weeks early and it was a whirlwind!  I began making my calls to my husband, my family and to Shannon.  My doctor knew how important it was for me to have my doula with me for the birth so as requested, she simply kept an eye on me in my early stages of labor and I kept in contact with Shannon over the phone.  Shannon arrived a few hours later with her big bubbly personality and huge smile and warm hugs! It was a welcome relief!  We realized as I transitioned that my baby was OP (face up) and things got extremely intense and extremely painful.  Shannon kept me and my husband calm and focused and gently reminded me why I chose this route.  I know if it hadn't been for her encouragement, I would have not have stuck to my birth plan since the labor and pushing was very long and much more emotional than we anticipated due to the babies position.  After an hour and a half of hard pushing our baby girl arrived!!  Shannon remained with us in the post delivery days with some check ins and lots of help nursing.  She helped us start our nursing jorney off strong, and it has continued strong, thanks to the foundation and help she gave in those vital few weeks after delivery.  Shannon has a natural caring personality. She is able to incorporate gentleness and tough love, with well timed jokes, to keep you both focused and distracted. This makes her approach to labor and delivery truly unique and hard to find. She is like the sister you never had, but always wanted! 

-Natalie Gain

April 26, 2019

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Shannon Mathews CD(DONA)

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Birth Fee: $1250 to $1750

Postpartum Rate: $50

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Birth Fee: $1250 to $1750

Postpartum Rate: $50

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