A Bit About Me

Hi and welcome to A Mother's Heart Doula Services.  I am honored that you are considering me to be a part of such an intimate and personal time in your life.
My name is Shayleen and I am blessed to be the mother of three beautiful children and to be married to my best friend. Becoming a mother was the most awesome experience of my life. My first experience with a doula was at the birth of my second baby. She supported me perfectly and helped make my birth experience exactly what I wanted.  I felt this amazing empowerment and connection with my body, my husband and my baby. The experience was intense and overwhelming, but also very very awesome.   I was grateful to have my doula there to nurture me and keep me balanced throughout the process. I felt then that it was my calling to become a doula. In my practice I offer support to women and their partners before, during and after childbirth. My role is to help facilitate safe, positive and empowering birthing experiences by offering the informational, emotional and physical support needed during this time. Learn more about my services and contact me today.

EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND

Training

As a professional Doula, I’ve received training from a certified organization, DONA International, and maintain my skills and knowledge through continued education and research. This training helps me stay up to date with the most relevant, evidence based information, and ensures I’m providing you with the best care possible. I invite you to review my training qualifications and experience below.

DIPLOMA OF CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION

As part of my Doula Training I attended a 12 hour intensive Childbirth education class.

CERTIFIED BIRTH DOULA

I am a certified birth doula through DONA International.  They are the leaders in evidence based doula training, certification, and continuing education.

BREASTFEEDING BASICS FOR DOULAS

As part of my Doula training I participated in a breastfeeding class.  I can assist with correct breastfeeding positions and latching techniques.  I will offer you support as you start on your breastfeeding journey if that is what you chose to do.

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