Before making a commitment, I meet with each family to understand their goals and desires around their birth experience. Once connected via phone/email, we will set up a mutually agreeable place to meet. This “get to know you” session is to ask any initial questions you may have and go over the contract.
After the initial meeting, Shannon will meet with you and your partner for an additional two sessions to go over your birth preferences plan, labor and pain management and desires, and comfort measures and relaxation techniques. She will provide materials on several topics for your information and referral.
Shannon will join you for your labor when you indicate the need for her. She will then support you continuously throughout your labor and birth, staying as long as you like, but generally at least one hour postpartum to assist with initial breastfeeding, new family care and bonding with your newborn.
A few weeks later, when you are settled in back at home, Shannon will visit one more time to talk about the labor and birth, as well as any thoughts, feelings, and feedback you would like to share. She will also follow-up with some postpartum questions and answer any of your questions about breastfeeding and newborn care.
Shannon looks forward to meeting you and helping you achieve a blessed birth!