Shalin Butterworth


Evidence Based Birth® Instructor

 Hello there! 

I am passionate about supporting families as they do the work to achieve healthy, positive birth experiences.  Pregnancy and childbirth are normal, natural processes, and I trust the intuitive wisdom and strength of the birthing person. I believe families do best when they are informed, supported, and empowered as they navigate pregnancy, childbirth, and early parenthood.

I have experienced first-hand the transformative power of the birth process. Today, I am Mom to a happy, curious three-year-old who is a constant reminder of the beautiful simplicity in this world. My teammate-for-life, my husband, is the steady calm upon which our family floats. In addition to fostering community and connection with expecting families and fellow birth professionals, I enjoy spontaneous outdoor adventures, connecting with nature, cooking, spending time with my family and friends, movement meditation, and crafting and using natural remedies to maintain optimal health. Wellness starts from within, and I believe in taking care of myself so that I can be there for my family and the families I serve.


It would be a privilege and an honor to walk beside you as you welcome your littlest addition.

I hope to meet you soon!

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Training and Special Experience

✺ Certified Doula (CD) through DONA International.

✺ Certified Postpartum Doula (CPpD) through Cornerstone Doula Trainings.

✺ Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (CLEC) through UC San Diego.

✺ Evidence Based Birth® Instructor.

✺  Spinning Babies workshop, January 2020

✺ Birth Assistant with Sacramento Midwifery Services

✺ Level I Trauma-Informed Birth Professional through Birth Trauma & Support Center

✺ Member of the Capital City Doula Collective.

Photo by Azara Images.

So Zen Birth Services

Phone: (916) 616-4093    Email:

​Counties We Serve: 

Sacramento, Yolo, Solano, El Dorado, Placer

Depending on availability we may consider additional requests outside of these areas. An additional charge may apply.​