shalin butterworth | Birth doula
I understand that pregnancy and childbirth are normal, natural processes and should be honored as such. I trust the innate wisdom and strength of a person in labor, and feel that families deserve to be informed, supported, and empowered as they write their birth epic.
My mission is to help you achieve a birth that leaves you feeling healthy, happy, and confident as you enter the fourth trimester. With this goal in mind, I provide unconditional physical and emotional support for you and your birth team through pregnancy, labor, birth, and early postpartum. I share 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.
I have personally experienced the transformative power of birth. Today I am Mom to a happy, curious two-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. I enjoy outdoor adventures, connecting with nature, cooking (and eating), spending time with family and friends, and movement meditation. Wellness starts from within, and I believe in taking care of myself so that I can be present and available for my family and the families I serve.
I am a certified Birth Doula, certified Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Educator Counselor, and in process of completing the Evidence Based Birth® Instructor program.
It would be an honor to serve you and your family during this exciting time. I look forward to meeting you soon!