Shaely Bentley

ProDoula

CURRENT STATUS: Pre-Certified Labor Doula, Pre-Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula, Pre-Certified Infant Feeding Specialist

BUSINESS NAME/AFFILIATION: South County Doula LLC

SERVICES PROVIDED: I Support clients through pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. I also help you understand and create a birth plan, prepare for baby, and process the events of the labor.

About

AREAS SERVED: Rhode Island

CONTACT INFO:

Email: Scdoulaservices@gmail.com

Phone: (401) 212-3735

Website: https://scdoulaservices.wixsite.com/website

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

Meet Your ProDoula

Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I come from a long line of birth workers, and I am the oldest of 8 kids. Because of this, I am a baby MASTER. My talent is soothing fussy babies when no one else knows what to do. When I was 16 I became a CNA, and I discovered my capacity to physically and emotionally support people who were in desperate need of it. I have been trained in labor support, epidural support, postpartum support,

What led you to become a Doula?: Being the oldest of 8 (with 16 years between the youngest and I), my mom was pregnant the majority of my childhood. I would read the childbirth books hospitals would give her, cover to cover, and soaked it in like a sponge. I remember asking my dad at a young age very detailed questions about labor progression. Also inspired by matriarchs in my family, I knew from a young age that I would someday I would become a birth worker.

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

The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin and Breastfeeding Made Simple: Seven Natural Laws for Nursing Mothers by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett and Nancy Mohrbacher

What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?:

What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: My heart feels like it’s going to explode with excitement! I’m excited for all that they will learn, and the strength that they will uncover inside themselves. I am so proud of parents, whether or not they invite me to support them through this process.

What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: A sense of peace, hope, and confidence! Also, white onesies!

What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Call the Midwife!

What is your favorite place to vacation?: California or Utah

What is your favorite food?: Sushi

What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Reading, napping, or at the beach!

Who lives in your house?: My husband, Velma Delma Jean (my cat), D’Artagnan + Atlas (our pythons).