“My experience with wellness from the womb was amazing. So grateful for doula Shanae, she was very informative, patient and experienced. She appeared to have a passion for what she does. One of my favorite things was comfort measures and learning what my rights were to ask for when I went to the doctor. Thank you so much, this is a service you definitely want to invest in for yourself and your baby!”
“So glad we decided to get a doula. Shanae was excellent. Having an advocate in the room was so helpful for myself and my husband. This was our first child, and having someone in the room with us who knew the process and could make recommendations was key. She was able to advocate for my needs during a stressful time. I honestly don't know if I could have done it without her. She stayed by my side for intense days and came over after for post-partum visits. She also took photos for us which was great to have after. If your on the fence because of the cost, know that this is the best way to spend your money in terms of prepping and going through labor - so worth it and wouldn’t do it again without a doula!”
"Wellness from the Womb had the atmosphere set, music going, had them marching to formation (song by Beyonce), all while managing my natural birth pain!!!"
Doctors response at postpartum check: "That was the most exciting delivery, your doula did an amazing job, thats one delivery I'll never forget"
During your initial consultation we will discuss the benefits of having a birth doula and how it can be individualized to cater to your own unique experience. As your doula I will educate you on what exactly a doula does and how you will be supported throughout your birth journey.
During your birth planning session we will discuss your wishes during labor and delivery such as comfort measures, interventions, and education. As your doula I will...help you feel confident and prepared for all kinds of outcomes knowing that you will make the best choices for you and your baby. I will respect your wishes and honor the unpredictable process of birth
While providing services to you I will empower and support you throughout your birth journey. As your doula I will...offer you my full support during times of vulnerability and celebrate with you in times of strength.
We will discuss breastfeeding options as well as non breastfeeding. As your doula I will... discuss and assist with latching, feeding, and milk supply.
2 Postpartum follow-up visits
During postpartum visits we will discuss any questions or concerns that you may have, as well as provide emotional support. As your doula I will... identify signs of postpartum depression, and assist with adjusting to being home with a newborn
As a Doula, I Do Not:
Perform any clinical tasks
I am not trained in any medical speciality or practicing as a healthcare professional. My scope of practice is limited to providing support, comfort measures, encouragement, and education.
Provide you with education and resources. As your doula I will.... provide you with education and information as well as helping you learn about the birthing process so that you can make choices that are in alignment with your values and belief.
Make decisions for you
I will help you obtain the necessary information to make your own informed decisions. I will also alert you to any changes to the birth plan that was created so that you can be aware and make changes as necessary.
Speak to the staff on your behalf
I will discuss your concerns with YOU, when asked I will suggest options as well as empower you and your partner to self advocate on you and your childs behalf.
Project any of my own beliefs onto your experience
I understand that YOUR birth journey is unique and special to YOU and I will respect you and your wishes even if they are not my own.