Testimonial for Shannon Mathews CD(DONA)

As only a semi-enlightened man and the son of a doctor I didn't understand what a doula was or why I wanted one in the hospital where my wife would deliver under the care of the licensed medical professionals. It is fair to say I was "anti doula" as recently as 4/23/22. All that changed on 4/24 with the birth of our daughter. She was born in a leading hospital in northern Virginia with a well regarded OB...and yet I'm almost positive none of my wife, my daughter or I would have made it through labor and delivery without Shannon. She was the captain of a well coordinated team helping me help my wife, keeping my wife calm and focused directly and acting as a choreographer with the nursing staff. It was her suggestions on positioning and approach that made the biggest impact on the labor itself. It was an intense day and Shannon was knowledgeable, competent, patient and empathetic to the nth degree. I once couldn't imagine sharing such a personal intimate experience with a third party and yet in hindsight, she had to be there. She was family for the day. She was an indispensable part of the team. Thank God for Shannon!

-Eric

May 02, 2022

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Shannon Mathews CD(DONA)

Nova Birth Services

Birth Fee: $1250 to $1750

Postpartum Rate: $50

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Birth Fee: $1250 to $1750

Postpartum Rate: $50

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