shalin butterworth | Birth doula

I understand that pregnancy and childbirth are normal, natural processes. When a child is born so to is a mother, and every woman deserves the opportunity to experience her birth, her way. I trust the innate wisdom and strength of a laboring woman, and feel that all women deserve to be informed, supported, and empowered as they write their birth epic.

I have experienced the transformative power of the birth process. Today I am Mom to a happy, curious one-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, spending time with my family, swinging kettlebells, 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.

My doula training was completed with a certified DONA trainer and I am working towards certification through DONA International.

Congratulations on your pregnancy! I would be honored to serve you and your family during this exciting time!



(916) 616-4093