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 8 years and attended more than 743 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.
Danielle Randell was born and raised in the beautiful mountain town of Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona. She misses the pine trees and snow but has found her calling in the Valley of the Sun by supporting and educating families throughout their pregnancy and labor. Danielle has learned from her two personal births and the many she’s supported, that bringing life into this world is truly special and wants to ensure that families have the support that they need in order to create the best environment for them. Danielle strives to work seamlessly with the whole support team at each birth she attends. She is passionate about families knowing their options and providing evidence-based information as during pregnancy and birth. Danielle feels honored to be a part of every beautiful birth she attends. When she’s not supporting others, she loves spending time with her two girls, husband, and friends. Faith, food, and nature are what fill her soul, she believes there’s nothing a little love and grace can’t fix.
Samantha Kim is an Arizona native, born and raised in the east valley. She has two baby girls, both of which she had Kelly as her doula. It was from the incredible amount of support and encouragement provided by Kelly that Sam discovered her love for birth. Faith over fear is one of her favorite mantras and she carries that with her to every birth she attends. Sam is passionate about empowering moms throughout their pregnancy and birth journey. Each pregnancy and birth are unique, and Sam strives to provide that individual love and support to each family. Sam feels grateful to walk alongside families during this amazing time in their lives. When she is not at a birth, Sam is teaching prenatal and postnatal fitness classes, spending time with her husband and two daughters or with friends.