"When I connected with Shea during my pregnancy, I didn’t really understand what a doula does. Her understanding of babies really opened up my eyes and helped me with my many questions and worries while preparing for labour and even becoming a new parent! Shea’s insight really helped calm me during a really stressful period of my life. Her kindness, encouragement, and motivation really gave me the strength that I needed to know that I could do this. I will never forget the special part Shea played in helping me have the smooth delivery that I experienced. She literally took all the stress I was feeling away, and helped manage the pain I was in so easily. She was very hands on and very assertive, and would always make sure I was doing okay! Having her helping me through my delivery was the greatest gift. I’m so very thankful for her hard work and making sure that I was supported. She is an amazing doula and knows exactly what she is doing! I would highly recommend having her at any birth because having the right support can really change the whole experience." - Cardelia F.
"We hired Shea last-minute (I was 38 weeks pregnant) due to complications arising from COVID: and are we ever glad we did! She was amazing from the start: completely understanding of our situation, friendly, organized, flexible and validating. We really felt like we were supported by her and able to connect with her. Despite the last-minute nature of our situation, she worked with us quickly to create a birth plan that incorporated my mental and emotional health. I was impressed with the resources she had (a labour support book, "How to help a labouring woman" flash cards for my husband, recommendations for labour support, etc" and I appreciated that she had a backup doula (just in case). The fact that she is an RMT was great during delivery as my hip flexors completely seized (despite having an epidural) and she was able to massage them so I could focus on pushing. She was amazing and I would highly recommend her to anyone considering hiring a doula." - Katherine H.
"Shea was my doula throughout pregnancy, labour and postpartum and she did an amazing job. She was extremely supportive throughout all stages and very responsive. She offered valuable advice and acted as a go between hospital staff which was a huge help. When it was time to be admitted to the hospital at 630am, she was there within minutes to support me. I highly recommend Shea as a doula! " - Amy D.
"Having Shea as my doula was a blessing. She was my support person from the day I met her. She provided me with resources and was knowledgeable which helped guide me through it. The day I got contractions she came to my home, took care of the timing of my contractions, comforted me, and went to the hospital with me. She was at the hospital all night without much rest or food. At some points, I was so worried about her but she was calm and did everything I needed. Most of the time she seemed to recognize my needs before I even did. She's been extremely supportive and comforting to me throughout to my labour experience. After my son was born, she kept checking up on me and my baby through phone calls and text. She provided me with some information, supported me emotionally and comforted me mentally. When I came home, she came to visit me and my baby. She also help me with some house work and did my dishes while she was here. Since then she have been checking up on me through text. I’m grateful to have her as my doula and I can’t imagine what I went through without her." - Linda M.
"Shea was fantastic. She made the birth experience as difficult as it was, easier for me. My birth experience sure was different from what I had planned but with her support and presence it was still a joyous and beautiful event. It helped to have her there and to have her advice. She helped me communicate with medical staff more easily. She also helped my husband and family understand what was going on by sending pictures and texting since they live outside of Canada. She has an amazing ability to provide a sense of calm during a stressful time. I couldn't have asked for a more kind, loving, calm, strong, skilled and helpful doula. I would be very happy to recommend her to anyway! Thank you so much Shea for everything you did to help me with the arrival of my baby." - Rahwa B.