Shelley and happy client family during postpartum service

Shelley and happy client family during a postpartum visit

I am a postpartum doula and childbirth educator who has been supporting families in the perinatal period since 1995. (I’m retiring from birth doula work after 20+ years of being on call!). My role as a doula and educator is to help you prepare for the most positive and joyful birth and postpartum experience possible through education, empowerment, and support. I truly love the work that I do. Allow me to gently guide you through the journey into parenthood.

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Specializing in Williamson County, North and Central Austin areas.


“Shelley was of tremendous help during the first six weeks after delivery. She is competent, knowledgeable and calm, and is able to give an amazingly valuable perspective on newborns and their care, together with some small tips that make life much better. Furthermore, she is completely non judgmental – she will support any decision or parenting style you decide on, and not push you in any one direction. She is also a great source of information on anything parenthood related – from best apps, best quality formula, hand breast pumps to sleep training methods and parenting books. Having Shelley by my side to normalize this crazy new experience of caring for a newborn was the best decision I have made.”     -Iv, mom to Nina

How does a doula really make a difference?
Results from different studies have all suggested that having a doula reduces the overall cesarean rate by 50%, Pitocin use by 40% and requests for epidurals by 60%. The use of a doula also showed a major reduction in the length of labor due to fewer stress hormones being produced in the laboring woman’s body.

The Doula Book © 2002; Klaus, Marshall, Klaus and Kennell.