Mary Kate Shanahan

ProDoula

CURRENT STATUS: Pre-Certified Labor Doula

BUSINESS NAME/AFFILIATION: Island Doula VT

SERVICES PROVIDED: Labor, Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Services and Childbirth Education Classes

About

AREAS SERVED: Vermont

CONTACT INFO:

Email: MaryKate@IslandDoulaVT.com

Phone: (774) 278-0659

Website: https://www.islanddoulavt.com/

Facebook page:
https://m.facebook.com/islanddoulavt/

Meet Your ProDoula

Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders Certificate of Completion Course- Postpartum International Pediatric Clinical Assistant - Boston Children’s Hospital OBGYN Medical Assistant - Maitri Healthcare for Women Over a decade of experience in childcare (primarily birth-5 years) Former Nationally Certified Emergency Medical Technician / Trainer

What led you to become a Doula?: Dating back to my maternal great grandmother (and likely before!)- the women in my family who raised me have all supported new parents and their infants in some capacity. I believe that because of this I naturally gravitated towards supporting birthing people, babies and their families throughout my medical career which has now shifted into doula work. I also come from a family of educators and in turn always have enjoyed educating and training.

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

Clients and families often describe my support as thoughtful, engaging, and comprehensive. My caring and grounded nature has made clients feel supported and listened to, even through challenging or unexpected circumstances. Providers and other birth professionals often comment on my professionalism, creativity and positive energy.


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