I knew I would need extra support for the birth of my second child. My daughter was still young and my husband and I didn't have reliable support to care for her while I'd be in the hospital. I reached out to several doulas in the area and set up a meeting with Shannon. At our prenatal visit I liked Shannon right off the bat! During our visit she made it very clear that her support was judgement free and whatever I needed she would support me in. My anxiety was high when my doctor told me I would be going in for an induction the follwing day. That night my water broke on it's own and Shannon was on the phone immediately talking me through everything. The next morning when I was in active labor, I called Shannon and she came right away. I felt like I was a top priority. As soon as she got there she was ready with physical and emotional support. My son was born exactly as we had planned, everything about that day was perfect! Shannon stayed with me until I was comfortable and my son was settled. She continued with texts and phone calls throughout the next several days to check in. The hospital staff couldn't say enough nice things about Shannon, they thought we made a great team! Several people have questioned me about the cost of a doula, I questioned it at first too. I can tell you that Shannon was worth every penny, I believe without her my birth wouldn't have gone as planned. Shannon's passion for what she does shows and I would recommend her to anyone looking to hire a doula. -Kayla Falmouth, Ma
Cape Cod Baby is made up of some of the most amazing individuals. My schedule was hectic and I always felt supported with the doulas/NCS that came into my home. I'm grateful for the time they spent with my daughter and I.
-MK Boston, Ma
It was amazing to have Shannon by my side during my labor. I honestly couldn't have done it without her guidance and expertise. She worked with me through my long labor and was key to helping me during pushing. My husband is wonderful and was a great support but no one could have replaced Shannon, she was there for both of us. The hospital staff loved her as much as we did!
- Clara Plymouth, Ma
We had the great privilege of working with Cape Cod Baby and their team of wonderful doulas - specifically Jen - nearly every night from when we came home from the hospital until our twins were 11 weeks old, and I would recommend Cape Cod Baby and their doulas to families seeking infant overnight care without reservation. Jen is a twin infant whisperer - she handled the nights with our two babies seamlessly. On nights Jen was not available to work with us, Cape Cod Baby provided coverage with other wonderful doulas on their team - so we were supported throughout the entirety of those early days. All individuals we worked with were excellent communicators, highly knowledgable about infants, and extremely respectful of our parenting style and wishes. Jen really got to know each baby as an individual and could speak to their specific soothing preferences and feeding habits. Above all, I felt she truly cared for them - this is a calling and passion for her, not 'just a job'. Cape Cod Baby was my reliable lifeline to sanity - instead of white knuckling those early days in overwhelm-sleep-deprivation-survival-mode, I could rest at night. This sped my physical recovery from birth, supported my ability to exclusively breast-feed twin infants, and allowed me to be a more present and emotionally regulated parent for my toddler during the day through this big life transition.
-Lauren Belmont, Ma
My husband and I liked Shannon and felt comfortable with her right away. She made it clear that she is on our side, and was supportive and non-judge mental about our decisions. We also knew that she would go to bat for us with hospital staff if needed! When I went into labor at home Shannon stayed in contact with my husband via text for hours, until we wanted her to meet us at the hospital. My husband says he literally could not have done other without her guidance and support. She answered all of his questions and helped him help me. When we arrived at the hospital It was such a comfort to have Shannon by my side. Just her simple touch calmed me and helped me through delivery. She also gently reminded me of some of the things I told her I wanted from our prenatal appointment, and helped me and the staff implement them. She also spoke up to the medical staff to advocate for the type of birth we wanted. I especially loved our postpartum visit, where we could talk about the birth in a way we couldn’t do with anyone else.
—Jenn Onset, Ma
Shannon was just what I needed when trying for my VBAC with my second. I was carrying anxiety from my first birth and also a terminal diagnosis during pregnancy for one of my parents. Shannon's calming and supportive presence met me where I was at and provided a space in the room to honor the mixture of feelings I was having during my birth. She stepped in when she needed too, but knew when to step back and let moments be between my husband and I. My birth was beautiful and I felt supported and advocated for. I would use Shannon again in a heart beat if we are blessed with a third.
-Sarah Newton, Ma
I didn't know what to expect when I found out I was having twins. I was happy to have the Cape Cod Baby team there as part of my support system! They were there for me and my twins and helped me survive the first few months by providing night care. I felt very comfortable knowing my babies were bring cared for and more importantly loved by the girls. I would recommend them to anyone.
-Jenny Seekonk, Ma
I literally am thankful for your company and Michelle this year. More than I can ever put into words. She has been a godsend, thank you for pairing us with her!
-Nicole Cape Cod