Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Psalm 127:3 (NAS)
Shannon Strubhar CD(DONA)
I was first inspired to become a doula after attending the birth of my niece. There was something about that experience that drew me into wanting to support other women in this amazing experience. I had the honor of being a part of a couple more births and that only confirmed it...I needed to do this! I attended DONA training in 2011 and have maintained my certification since 2013.
Bringing a new life into the world can be one of the most exciting times of your life but it can also bring feelings of uncertainty and fear. I would be honored to have the opportunity to talk through your plans, fears, and dreams for your birth and give you the information and support you need to have the birth experience you desire.
I fully support your choice in however you decide to give birth. I have supported births both at home and in hospitals. I've attended water births, VBACs, inductions, medicated and non-medicated births.
Having a birth team that you trust is critical. My goal is to empower you and your birth team to work together to create an environment for a memorable birth experience. I am there to encourage and support – never to replace a partner or loved one. I love to help partners and other team members find ways to feel valuable and supportive during this life-changing event.
I also am able to converse in the beginning levels of ASL and would work well with an interpreter or a team of interpreters.
Give me a call and we can set up a free consultation!