Parent and Baby Support
Although I met Shannon after our babies were no longer babies, I can’t think of anyone else I’d rather have in my home helping with extra housework and a baby so I could get some rest. I didn’t know there was such a thing as a doula! We (moms/parents) tend to take our own health for granted and think we have to do it all. A new baby is an adjustment for dad and siblings too. With lack of sleep can come a lot of stress- it did for me anyway. Shannon has a natural way of building others up and is wonderful with children of all ages. Not only will you gain some peace of mind through working and knowing her but you will also gain a lifelong friend.
I don’t know what we would have done without a doula. Even as a healthcare provider Upper Cervical of Sioux Falls, birth/new baby was a new process and to have an advocate and support system for both of us was invaluable!
Shortly after having my son, I developed mastitis, and I really just needed a sick day from being a parent. Thanks to Shannon I was able to have one! I only had to be available to nurse my baby. Otherwise, I was able to take some time to rest and heal. My toddler, who doesn’t like many adults, was instantly drawn to Shannon, and she was great with my baby, too. I’m pretty sure she even folded some clean clothes I had sitting out. She was willing to come to my house very early in the morning and sneak in to be available when my toddler would wake up allowing me to not even get out of bed to greet her.
Oh, and after she helped me so wonderfully, SHE thanked ME for welcoming her into my home.
Hiring Shannon as a postpartum doula is like having an extra mom.
I had wanted to commemorate my baby that died shortly after I gave birth. I was so overwhelmed by my grief that I was unable to make the shadow boxes with the materials I had purchased. Shannon was able to step in with great care and sensitivity. She has provided my family with amazing treasures of our son gone too soon. We are forever and eternally grateful for Shannon.
~Ellie Larson, Stronghold Counseling
Shannon has been an amazing pp doula. Her no judgment, encouraging and supportive attitude is what makes her a great doula and person! She has helped my hubby and I so much with getting used to having a baby in the house. Definitely contact her for postpartum support!!
What a blessing this woman has been to our house! If you need #doula services in #SiouxFalls #SouthDakota #shannonward is it! Meals, support, education (#breastfeeding, #newparent training, etc), appointments help, overnights, help with the kids/family/pets she covers it all! You will not be disappointed.
Shannon is so passionate about helping families. She is prepared to help you learn how to navigate your new role as a parent! whether it be cooking for you, helping with your baby, or educating you on how to be a rockstar parent… she has you covered!
Shannon is an amazing doula that can help IMMENSELY after baby arrives! She is such a driven and caring individual that can make this beautiful life change EASY!
Shannon is an amazing caring individual and will be sure to take care of you in all your postpartum needs!
Shannon helped out our family after the birth of our second son. I had a very rough recovery and she was an amazing support through it all. She has so much knowledge and resources for postpartum care to truly help you “thrive after birth.” I could not have done this without her and would highly recommend her for other families!
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