Shelly is the mother of five grown humans and the grandmother of three. A native of Washington state, Shelly found a passion for childbirth after she witnessed a midwife attended birth at a free-standing birth center. From that moment on, she has been learning about and studying pregnancy and childbirth. Shelly is a DONA trained birth doula, a registered yoga teacher with additional certifications in prenatal and restorative yoga, and a certified lactation counselor.
Shelly holds a free support group for new moms and prenatal yoga class monthly. Shelly’s combination of skills can help you feel more comfortable during pregnancy, birth and feeding. She can frequently be found talking about pelvises, looking at birth photos, reading about birth or listening to birth podcasts.