Having a doula present at your birth is like having your sister, mom, and best friend all rolled into one expert companion. Meet Kelly Sunshine, birth doula.
Kelly would be the first to admit that babies have minds of their own, and births rarely go according to plan. From the first time mom who expects to deliver around her due date and instead goes weeks early to the mom who planned for an epidural but had labor go so fast there just wasn’t time, Kelly comes equipped with her years of experience and knowledge to support mom and dad through these trials and out the other side, all the while exerting a confidence about the situation and with a smile on her face. She aims to anticipate your needs before they have even registered in your own brain, while making you feel as though this job is her pleasure.
Kelly quite obviously loves what she does and has the experience to remain one step ahead, even in high stress situations. She is that calming voice reminding you that you can! In addition to being mom to 4, she has been a birth doula for over 7 years and attended more than 570 births. She believes that it is YOUR birth experience and her goal is for you to have a safe and pleasant birth while she helps to reduce anxiety and create memories through her photographs and birth timeline.
Kelly believes there isn’t any wrong way to have a baby, which is why she works in a variety of birth settings from hospitals to birthing centers to home births attended by a midwife. If you aren’t sure which type of birth fits in your plans, Kelly is a wealth of experience and knowledge to guide you on this journey. Need help picking a provider, a hospital, a birth center, a lactation consultant, a pediatrician, or creating a birth plan? Interested in birthing classes, breastfeeding classes, information about having a VBAC, or how to survive and thrive those first few weeks home with a newborn (also called the 4th trimester)? Then Kelly is the doula for you!