Parent and Baby Support
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 from Thrive After Birth has been extremely helpful with my transition into being a new single mother. When I initially found myself reaching out for support when I was pregnant, I did not even know a postpartum Doula existed. Then up steps Shannon, offering her services! Shannon was an active member of my support team from the moment I accepted her offer. She came to my house for regular appointments before I even gave birth to help me plan my postpartum healing tools, to check on my baby supplies, to bring me books and to make suggestions on classes and support I should utilize in the city. She was also very supportive and positive and would send me positive affirmations to remind me that I could handle the birth. On top of the preplanning for my postpartum period, she offered to come to the hospital during the birth and after if I wanted extra support besides my birthing doula and offered to take photos. Though I have not needed her services as much as I thought I would (I seem to have this multitasking mom thing down so far), Shannon has still continued to check in on me and remind me that she is available even later on when I go back to work or find myself needing some extra support. Shannon has been a huge asset to my support team for my new baby and she has given me many tools to utilize so I feel like I am prepared and can handle anything I might face. I highly recommend her services and her amazing new company, Thrive After Birth, because after working with her, you will truly Thrive! Thank you for all your help Shannon!
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.
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.
Shannon is fabulous with children, and she can provide lots of evidence-based research to support you during the post-partum transition. Renee’s Website
I have seen Shannon while working with children. She builds a quick trust and used her creativity to keep them engaged. Very impressive. I would hire her again.
I was able to attend the wrap workshop with Shannon today. She is extremely knowledgeable and I was touched by her heart of service towards her clients!
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!!
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!
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