snippets from client reviews
Shalin put us at ease right from the start, from the first conversation we instantly connected. She had us thinking about questions we would be asked well beforehand, and we always felt she had our best interests in mind.
I was most appreciative of Shalin during the labor. She was there to assure us that everything was normal, help to keep my wife comfortable, and communicate our wishes and birth plan with the hospital staff so that I could focus on my wife and not miss anything
Both my wife and I can look back now and agree that having Shalin as our doula was one of the best decisions we made about the entire birth experience.
She was a relaxed and calm presence at our birth and made sure to help us document everything by photo (which we never would have done if she was not there). I especially appreciated that she handled follow-ups and references for me so professionally and promptly. I feel like she was a good resource both before and after birth.
My husband has told many friends, "This is the best money we have spent on ourselves and our little girl, thus far. Shalin gave us context and perspective. She helped me be a better coach and support to my wife." All-in-all, you won't be disappointed. Promise.
During labor, Shalin offered huge emotional help by just being there and talking with me and my husband and encouraging different labor options, positions, etc. She offered physical help and offered my husband assistance when needed but also stayed back when we had it covered.
We interviewed many Doula's and Shalin was by far the best option for us. She is professional, yet personal. Gentle, yet strong. Wise, yet always willing to learn. As much as the physical work of labor would be on me, my husband was very much an equal partner in the brith of our baby. Shalin was the only Doula interviewed to ask my husband how the pregnancy was going for him and what he expected of the birthing process. This equal balance of my husband and I was kept through her whole time with us.