Shania's Reviews & Testimonials
Shania has a wonderful and comforting energy about her that made my husband and I feel like we were working with a friend. This was our first pregnancy and I was especially nervous about my labor. Shania was incredibly confident and answered all of our questions and suggested several resources that we could familiarize ourselves with leading up to the birth. She even provided me with exercise recommendations to strengthen my pelvic floor for birth, as well as referred me to a pelvic floor therapist in order to get me back into shape afterwards.
During my actual labor, Shania took charge in the delivery room and was my total advocate. She communicated with the nursing staff on my behalf while I was unable to throughout my contractions, to ensure that I remained comfortable and so that my husband was able to stay by my side to calm and encourage me. I think that Shania was just as much a support to him, as her confidence reassured him that he was being a great asset in the delivery room too!
After our daughter was born, Shania followed up with me several times to check in and make sure that we were adjusting well. When I expressed concerns about breast feeding, Shania not only brought over a book on the topic, but she took the initiative to reach out to a lactation consultant and booked an appointment on our behalf. The compassion that she showed towards us makes me recommend her to anyone looking for a doula, without hesitation.
I’m really happy my husband and I chose Shania as our doula – she was relaxed, easy-going yet confident and a great resource of information pre and post-delivery. In the end I had to get an emergency c-section and since my husband couldn’t stomach seeing me undergo the procedure, Shania stayed with me instead, keeping me calm. I’m actually glad she was with me for the c-section instead of my husband – because of her reassuring and calm nature, she was able to help me keep my nerves at bay. I highly recommend Shania to anyone looking for someone who is very informed, down-to-earth yet caring and warm.