A doula partners with you across generations

 I welcome your interest in Deep Seed Doula,

and encourage you to explore

the resources I can offer on this site.

 

Please contact me for my availability and rates,

and to talk more about your birth.

As each aspect is highly personalized,

I look forward to the opportunity to connect with you

to answer your questions. 

---Shari

 
 
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LGBQ/T competent. Pronouns: she/her/hers
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Deep Seed Doula was conceived ​to share my knowledge, encouragement,
resources and sincerity of service to expectant families and laboring mothers. 
I found that with my own births, a profound desire was born as well, 
to take care of the family and one another. 
For me, the desire took the shape of love, belief and passion

 

Those core values drive me to be a better parent internally and a credible resource of support

to the expectant families I am honored to touch through education and doula support. 

My deep seeded faith in the birth process prepares me to be a trusted support to

laboring families, a model and inspiration to my family,

 

I remain a humble student of the human spirit, blessed to witness the love

that transforms a person into a parent, in the course of birth.

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LOVE...

for the birthing process that women have both owned and been subject to since the beginning of time.

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BELIEF...

in that process as a natural one, which can be experienced fully, participated in actively and respected fearlessly with responsible education, support, and well-informed choices in the months leading up to the birth itself.

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PASSION...

to connect with parents and babies as they meet one another in birth.

Qualifications​

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Certified Birth Doula through The Organization for Labor Assistants & Birth Resources (TOLABOR), with 525 births attended to date (November 2021)

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BACE-Certified Childbirth Educator (BCCE) since June 2013, teaching for Newton-Wellesley Hospital's Wellness Center, as well as private childbirth classes



Faculty Instructor for Boston Association for Childbirth Education (BACE) since March 2018, facilitating annual sessions for certification of childbirth educators and ongoing education for birth professionals in all areas of perinatal health

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Spinning Babies Certified Parent Educator since October 2018, teaching workshops which highlight your baby’s active role in birth. Spinning Babies methodology colors all forms of my educational, information, and hands-on support

In addition, my previous professional experience as a Director of Training & Development prepared me to engage time-pressured adults with credible and impactful education and preparation. Coupled with 6 years as a Chef, my background gives me a unique love for hospitality and service, and for being set up with the right tools to succeed. These are indispensable traits of a doula: a willingness to serve and customize experience to build confidence, knowledge, empowerment and capability.



Bachelor of Arts, International Relations & Gender Studies; University of Oregon (1998)

Training and advanced workshops attended in:

  • Spinning Babies

  • Evidence Based Birth (current Professional Member)

  • Supporting Survivors of Trauma/Providing Trauma-Informed Care

  • Supporting LGBQ/T Families, moving from tolerance to competence

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