Testimonial for Shannon Costa

My wife introduced me to Shannon. Learning that she was a Muslim doula gave me the confidence that she would understand our values. I then talked to Shannon myself to express my hesitations and our expectations. She listened and acknowledged what we wanted from the birthing process. She explained what she does, seeking our input and helping us feel comfortable with her service. We then met for our 1st official meeting where she proposed a birth plan, including our wishes and desires on how we would like to approach the birth.  My wife went into early labor within a few days. I had just gotten home from my overnight shift at the hospital and couldn’t make it to the hospital. Shannon was by my wife’s side in no time. When I showed up I was met with a soothing melody of Quranic verses playing on the portable speaker next to my wife’s bed. The lights were dim and flowers were abundant. It seemed like Shannon had manifested a soothing experience in the hospital room! I met Shannon by my wife’s side helping her use the birth and peanut balls in the room. She massaged her back and walked with her to and from the bathroom. My wife had a strong contraction while in the bathroom and Shannon was there helping her through it. She advocated for us when the doctors were making haste decisions and made sure that we understood what was happening so that we could make informed decisions. Even as a physician, I was not in the right head space at the time to think clearly but Shannon made sure we understood what was happening. After the delivery, she stayed for a while to help my wife with the latching process and to provide us with some much needed comfort. When she left I realized how much of a helping hand Shannon had been to us. Absolutely worth every penny. Not only did her calm demeanor keep us from getting overwhelmed, her soothing touch towards my wife put her at ease throughout the whole process as well. Will book her for our next delivery!

-Irfan Choudhry

February 21, 2024

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Shannon Costa

Coastal Crescent Doula Services

Birth Fee: $600 to $2000

Postpartum Rate: $20 to $50

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Updated 3/22/2024

Birth Fee: $600 to $2000

Postpartum Rate: $20 to $50

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