©2017 by So Zen Birth Services.

I believe that the way we experience birth matters. Our birth stories become a part of us and will be carried within us and passed down to future generations. It is time we put birth back into the hands of birthing people and their families.

I will be your ally as you harness your innate power and achieve a healthy birth that leaves you feeling happy and confident. I provide unconditional physical and emotional support for you and your birth team through pregnancy, labor, birth, and early postpartum. I offer guidance and share reliable, evidence based resources to help you explore options and make informed choices. During your birth I remain present and steadfast, reinforcing trust in the process which allows you to peacefully and thoughtfully welcome your new addition.

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Kind words

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.
- Alex

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.

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