Anne Shell

ProDoula

CURRENT STATUS: Certified Labor, Postpartum & Infant Care Doula

BUSINESS NAME/AFFILIATION: Calming Touch Doula Services

SERVICES PROVIDED: Pregnancy, labor, and early postpartum support. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) - free car seat safety education and installation

About

AREAS SERVED: Virginia

CONTACT INFO:

Email: anne.shell1213@gmail.com

Phone: (989) 906-4846

Website: https://www.calmingtouchdoula.org

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/calmingtouchdoulaservices

Meet Your ProDoula

Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I have given birth 3 times personally with various experiences. I have always supported women through their transition to motherhood even before finding my passion in birth work and serving as a doula.

What led you to become a Doula?: I found that it was my calling after having a doula support me during my second child's birth. It felt so amazing to have support focused on me during that time and I decided it is a exactly what I wanted to do for others.

What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:

That I am: calm, peaceful, supportive, empathetic, compassionate, knowledgeable, unbiased, and non-judgemental.

What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Spinning Babies website La Leche League Kelly Mom website Car Seat Lady website Babywearing International Playful Parenting book

What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: Happiness & joy! I immediately smile at them and ask how they are doing.

What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Help and a listening ear.

What is your favorite TV show or movie?: TV show is Outlander

What is your favorite place to vacation?: Anywhere quiet in nature and near water!

What is your favorite food?: Avocado and sweet potatoes

What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Reading a good book or being anywhere outside hiking, paddle boarding, or being near the ocean.

Who lives in your house?: My boyfriend and our 4 children.