I'm a Minnesota girl but I've been living in NYC for over 10 years now. Growing up in Minnesota, I have seen almost every farm animal give birth! I didn't jump into birthwork right away, though. I've worked in the film and TV industry since I was in high school trying out many different roles on set. I ultimately landed in costumes where I worked on shows including "GIRLS", "Orange is the New Black", "You", "Manifest", and many more.
Working on a set, I heard someone talking about a doula and I was instantly hooked. I felt that same fascination that grabbed me as a child watching animals give birth at the Minnesota State Fair. I started focusing on getting my training and certification and now I'm proud to say that I'm a full time certified doula!
I believe that birth can be approached from a place of knowledge and empowerment. I see myself as a guide that can help you navigate all the preparation and education needed in order to prep for the day of your birth. I really value creating a judgement-free zone where my clients are able to explore what is fully possible in their birth and be the author of their own stories.
I live in Queens with my fiancé and our puppy. In my free time I love to practice yoga, read mystery novels, and wedding plan. To learn more please visit me at doulashelby.com