Hello, I'm Shanille.
Founder/ Birth and Postpartum Doula/ Lactation Support/ Midwife Assistant
My journey as a birth worker started during my first pregnancy in 2012. My eyes were opened to the many ways we can experience pregnancy and birth; neither better than the next. It was so freeing to me to know that birth can look so different for everyone. I began looking for the kind of support I wanted for my own birth, and found it with an incredible doula who assisted me as I labored naturally for 17 1/2 hours with my oldest son. I learned how important it was to have a support system to help achieve the kind of birth wanted and while navigating early postpartum days as a new mom, trying to figure things out. I became passionate about walking alongside other women in their birth and postpartum journeys, knowing that it can have a profound effect on our confidence as women, as parents, our mental health, and the relationships we have with our children.I became a key resource among friends and family on all things concerning birth, breastfeeding and pregnancy loss. I held space for friends and family while in labor and postpartum assisting with breastfeeding struggles and questions. I also developed a deeply rooted passion in supporting mothers and families going through prenatal and infant loss due to my own experiences while trying to conceive.
After birthing my youngest son in the comfort of my own home in 2018 and experiencing such a empowering birth, I decided to take the next step in pursuit of my passion for birth work and train with DONA (Doulas of North America). Additionally, I earned 20 Contact hours from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, approved by the Virginia Nurses Association on Prenatal Nutrition and Breastfeeding. Because of my love for breastfeeding, I am currently in pursuit of becoming an IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant). I am also a trained Midwifery Assistant and received my training through Blooming Moon Midwifery Services of Tupelo, MS.
As a doula, my focus is to be a reliable, unbiased resource and someone who will be on your team as you navigate the many decisions that come along during pregnancy, birth and parenthood. I am a mother to six children, three boys and three girls and have a heart for serving and learning from those in true need. I love decorating, organizing and reading. I spend my off days somewhere in nature, enjoying family time, lost in a good book or sailing away to music.