Shannon was the Doula when my second son was born and I can’t say enough great things about her! She helped me have the labor and delivery that I wanted, respecting all of my wishes, and advocating for me throughout the pregnancy and the labor and delivery! She was such a great support before, during, and after my beautiful son was born.
I did not have a Doula when my first child was born. Being in the medical field myself I thought I knew most of the interventions and alternatives so I planned to advocate for myself. But when you are in labor it’s very hard to speak up for your wishes especially when you’re in pain, scared, or overwhelmed, all of which happened to me. I was hesitant about getting a Doula for my second child but we decided that the cost was worth it after having such a rough experience when my first child was born. And I could not have been happier about the choice of doulas, Shannon was my primary and Andrea backed her up. Both were so helpful and supportive during my pregnancy, they were there to help me plan and keep me calm.
After my second son was born I felt overjoyed and empowered! I can’t stress how much better I felt emotionally and physically!!! I was able to bond and enjoy time with my baby and it was absolutely beautiful. I have Shannon to thank for giving me the pregnancy and delivery I wanted!
So even if you don’t want a natural birth, whatever choice is right for you and your baby. I would highly recommend hiring the NOVA Birth Services and can personally highly recommend Shannon!
December 04, 2019