"Ms Leah - you helped me stay calm AND stayed on the staff toes because you documented everything. I couldn't have asked for a better support team. We want to thank you both so much for your love and support yesterday. I am so grateful! I was very scared and I felt surrounded by people who cared about me and I will remember this forever!"
"Kindly accept the enclosed check to help support the AMAZING work of the Alliance for Black Doulas for Black Mamas at UNC Chapel Hill. I truly wish I had more I could give this necessary and helpful initiative - hopefully the foundations and donors are lining up to help. Thank you for ALL that you do for women and families in your area!"
"God has been so good to us, And thank you again for being there for us through all of this all the phone calls you know when you have an a come up here and just be in beside us and helping us through this pregnancy we couldn't have asked for a better pregnancy or a better team of people to be there with us"
Shantel was an amazing Doula! We'd planned to meet about 2 weeks before my due date...well, baby came early, so we actually met in the hospital. After talking with her for a few minutes, I felt like I'd known her for years. She really helped calm me and my partner and helped him focus on helping me. She gave great advice, and we discussed and formulated a birth plan on the spot. Shantel was with us every step of the way - from induction to delivery and then for a while after (she made sure I was feeling good after delivery and insisted that I get some food! Very caring.)
Her coaching skills are on point, she's a mother herself, so she knew just what I needed to have a relaxed and comfortable birthing experience. I can't say enough about how much she helped us. I'd recommend Shantel to every expectant mother - she helped me worry less about complications and really embrace bringing my son into the world. We cannot thank you enough, Shantel!