Who Am I?
I provide warm, calm support to families when they need it most during pregnancy, birth and early postpartum. As a prenatal yoga instructor, birth doula and certified lactation counselor my passion is supporting families throughout pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood. I can frequently be found talking about pelvises, looking at birth photos, reading about birth or listening to birth podcasts. I believe that pregnancy, birth and nursing are powerful experiences unique to each family.
I'm originally from the Pacific Northwest but for the past 20+ years I've made my home in Westchester County, New York. I love family, home, laughing, babies, bees, whales, dogs, trees, frogs, reading, cooking, music and yoga.
As first time parents, we had no idea what to expect when it came to labor, delivery, and bringing a baby home. Shelly helped us prepare and get through the experience physically, mentally, and emotionally. She was a calming presence and provided a wealth of information both during our preparation and on the big day. If we have a second, we’ll definitely be calling her!
Talia, October 2021
As a doula I am doing my part to socially distance because the safety of my clients and my household is of the utmost importance to me. I trust my clients to share if they have any symptoms or have been in a large group setting where they could not socially distance.
WHAT I DO
Saturdays 10:00-11:15 am
$15 per class
$52 for four classes (prepaid - three month expiration)
Special rates apply for doula clients with a signed contract.
Contact me for the link to join!
Through movement, breath work and meditation prenatal yoga helps create the strength, flexibility and stamina needed to prepare your body for labor and birth. Prenatal yoga is for all stages of pregnancy, both pre and postnatal. No previous yoga experience is necessary.
Shelly was integral to my pregnancy and birth journey. She helped me ready my body for birth through weekly prenatal yoga and then she supported me during my labor as my doula (I would not have been able to make it through unmedicated without her gifted touch!). She was a great source of support for my husband, as well. Shelly is so knowledgeable and has a very calming presence!
Callie, April 2021
Whether you choose to birth at home, birthing center or in the hospital, I provide warm, calm support before, during and after birth. I provide comfort measures, listen to your concerns and provide evidence based solutions to help you make the best decisions for you and your growing family.
Doula Services Include:
Two prenatal meetings with you and your partner to discuss labor, your birth preferences, comfort measures and options.
Virtual, phone, email and text support during pregnancy and early labor for any questions you might have.
Continuous support from the time you need me at your home, birthing center or hospital, throughout labor, birth and the immediate postpartum period.
One to two in-home postpartum meetings.
Special rates apply to virtual support and home births. Contact me to discuss how I can best support you and your growing family
Shelly's presence during my labor was invaluable. Nothing went as planned, but no matter what curveballs came our way, she was calm and helpful, and her steady demeanor allowed us to stay positive too. She empowered me to make the decisions that were best for me and my baby. Not only did Shelly care for me, she also supported my husband, making sure he was able to be there for me whenever I needed him. I cannot imagine giving birth without her." Samantha, June 2021
Lactation Support & Education
As a Certified Lactation Counselor and person who has nursed four babies, I have firsthand knowledge of human lactation, nursing and the nutritional needs of infants and nursing humans.
GET LATCHED! A lactation class for expecting parents
GET LATCHED! covers newborn behavior, how lactation works, feeding cues and managing challenges in the first few weeks.
Contact me to schedule your class.
Virtual or Private Lactation Support Sessions
For virtual or private lactation assistance, please contact me.
Due to COVID-19 these sessions are currently being held virtually. Contact me for the link to join.
1st Saturday of the month at 1:00 pm
Family Dog Yoga Studio
12 North Division Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
While I was pregnant, Shelly walked my husband and I through the ins and outs of breastfeeding, answering all of our questions and giving us a sense of confidence as we prepared for our little one to arrive.
Free Postpartum Support Group
These free sessions are held virtually. Contact me for the link to join.
1st Saturday of the Month
Join other new parents to receive support, discuss feeding, sleeping and all other aspects of life with your new baby. This group is free and open to all parents and babies to 6 months.
*My most recent granddaughter/doula baby, Aviva
Two things in the world you never regret: a swim in the ocean, the birth of a child.