Shelia is a warm, genuine, friendly, and confidence-boosting doula. She helped me to identify triggers and my own thought process about birth beforehand, assisted my partner and I to advocate for my health, and was with me as I brought our baby boy into the world. Her words of encouragement throughout the process allowed me to focus and not be overwhelmed. She knew exactly when to suggest a new position and respected my voice and emotions when something wasn’t working. Going through pregnancy and delivery during Covid was not easy and she was a caring, maternal presence that calmed me throughout.
As a postpartum doula, I can’t say enough positive things about her. She held space for me to process my experience and as I entered the new phase of motherhood. With her encouragement, I was able to learn so much in a very short period of time about self-care, making meal prep easy, changing diapers, soothing infants, and breastfeeding. Her support during the first month was invaluable and we, as a family, are forever grateful that she was a part of it.