Testimonial for Shelia Kandeler, CD(DONA)

I wish I could find all the words to describe what an amazing, rewarding and unforgettable experience I had with Shelia. Shelia is just simply a unicorn - wonderful, magical and the light that guided me throughout this journey. I could write an essay about about how she will forever hold a place in my heart for being there on the most beautiful day of my life :) From the moment we met Shelia, she was an advocate through and through. She provided a constant flow of knowledge to me to enable my understanding and comfort of my upcoming birthing experience. I knew that I had always wanted to try for an unmedicated birth and was looking for the right doula who could help me achieve my goal. Shelia was so grounded and supported me from the first day we met all the way to the day that I gave birth. When I went into labor, Shelia arrived at our home late in the evening and stayed with me through all my early contractions until the early AM. My goal was to get to the birth center/hospital as far dilated as I possibly could - and Shelia helped guide me the entire time. She was there for every breath I took and recommended certain positions that supported and progressed me through labor. If it wasn't for Sheila's guiding light, I don't think that I could have acheived my desire of an unmedicated birth (after 35 hours of labor).  Sheila's wisdom and nurturing ability to provide support in one of the most empowering chapters of my life is something that my husband and I will always be grateful for. Sheila goes above and beyond and captured a birth story and timeline that I look back on every once in while with a smile on my face. She captured all the details that I'll have the opportunity to remember forever and will one day share with my daugther.  If you're looking for a doula who will advocate for you, be there on your big day and be a guilding light- Shelia is the one. I hope I am lucky enough again to have her as our doula for our second child :)

-Kathy Hsu

August 05, 2020

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Birth Fee: $2000 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $50

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Birth Fee: $2000 to $2500

Postpartum Rate: $50

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Updated 4/24/2024

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