Doula Support 

Vancouver Wa doula
Three days of labor was crazy and unexpected. Beforehand, we felt it would be helpful to have you as an additional advocate. We didn’t know that it would be NECESSARY. We would have definitely had to go down the route of a C-section if we would not have had you with us for this ride.

You could tell when I was starting to fade or lose steam. You sent me out on breaks when I needed to re-charge. Your words and actions were encouraging. A great example- instead of telling me to hand Tamara her water, you put the glass in my hand. These subtle actions helped build me up.

You helped answer our questions and put us at ease. You were calming, supportive, encouraging, and a strong advocate. We were so pleased with your service from start to finish !
— Andy B.
Vancouver Washington Doula
Sherilee was such a great help to me in my second birth. My husband brought to my birth support from a male perspective - strong and steadfast (he held my hips for every contraction for 12 hours!) Sherilee was the support from a female perspective. She was in front of me, feeding me words of affirmation. She really did say all the right words and I found great comfort in them. The emotional and mental support she provided me was absolutely key to working through all of my contractions and the birth. I can honestly say that what Sherilee did during the birth met my needs perfectly!
— Megan W. 2nd Time Mama, Home Birth
Doula in Van Wa
Even though we were working with midwives we felt Sherilee as our doula was the committed advocate for our family during the labor and birth process. She helped us know when to go the hospital. I was really glad she was there as I’m certain that the birth was less complicated and risky because of her guidance. Sherilee was patient, thorough, grounded, professional and thoughtful. This was money well spent!
— Roger B. 3rd Time Daddy
portlandoregondoula
Sherilee’s tone, words, encouragement and presence was an absolute comfort in labor. Her ability to communicate with the hospital staff on our behalf was huge. Her willingness to step in and alternate with Brian in helping me was perfect. Your suggestions for new positions was great. Your back massages were just the right touch. It was amazing!

Having Sherilee as our doula made a huge impact in our birth. It made it our story and very personal. It helped us to have the birth (or the labor) that we wanted. We count it as an extraordinary event in our marriage (not just the end result but the actual process) and that wouldn’t have happened without her. It is our story, we are closer because of it and she helped to create that.
— Julie H.
Birth Doula Vancouver Wa
We loved having Sherilee as our doula! When it got more painful and I started to reach my panicking point, she was very good at calming me down and getting me back into my “groove”. It was a definite plus to have additional support and help. It helped take the pressure off my husband that he didn’t have to be the ONLY one helping me. It felt so good knowing that if any little thing had gone wrong Sherilee was there.
— Bethany E.

Childbirth Class Testimonials

Empowered Mamas

Empowered Mamas

Winter Class 2012

Winter Class 2012

Labor Rehersals

Labor Rehersals

Lots of bonding and practice together

Lots of bonding and practice together

Cool Dads do playdates

Cool Dads do playdates

Spring Class 2014

Spring Class 2014

Baby Reunion Cutie Style!

Baby Reunion Cutie Style!

I felt empowered, I knew I wanted to do what was best for my son. I never thought I could do it, but through this class I felt stronger, and I knew my husband would be prepared too. Sherilee was awesome, we are so happy we took this class, not only did it result in a great birth experience, but we also made new friends.
— Ewa N. 1st Time Mom
I knew I would learn about relaxing techniques, positions, breathing, focusing, pain management, and etc. I didnt expect the classes to be so comfortable, fun, personal, and intimate.
I feel so much less anxiety and more prepared to face natural child birth. Contrary to my original beliefs I learned I need to let my body relax and not fight contractions. We now know that the partner/husband can positively influence the mother during stages of the labor and delivery.
— Bethany M.
Good job! Thanks for doing something that you really care about and following your dreams, it shows!
Sweet, understanding, humerous, knowledgeable, kind, adorable, giving, creative. AMAZING! A wonderful teacher! Many times coach and I have commented on how much we love her not only as a teacher but as a person.
Sherilee was awesome! She was knowledgeable, warm, approachable, “real”. I can’t imagine a better teacher.
The class was amazing. We learned so much and felt so comfortable in the class to discuss all the things that come up surrounding birth. I feel very prepared and feel that my husband is very prepared for our birth adventure to come.
— Rachel C. 1st Time Mama
I felt like Sherilee was a great combination of a professional and a good friend. She was knowledgeable about the content and very approachable and helpful when we had questions. She was very open and candid with her own experiences, which helped us feel more comfortable within the class. She created a positive and welcoming atmosphere.
This class was very helpful preparing me for my eventual birth experience. During my labor I felt very confident in my body and I was able to practice many of the calming techniques that were taught. Between contractions I would go over the things we learned and try to go deeper into meditation, relaxation, and release any tension. This was the most empowering thing for me during labor, and I would not have had all of those tools without the things we learned in the class.
— Melanie M.

Placenta Encapsulation

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I was hesitant when my friend first told me she encapsulated her placenta. After researching it I was more open to the idea because of the amazing benefits. The most enticing thing to me was the increased milk supply since that had been a challenge after my previous two pregnancies.

I started taking the placenta pills and smoothie cubes right away and definitely noticed an increase in energy and milk supply. I actually had an overabundance of milk and started to store it!

Sherilee was a pleasure!! I had a lot of questions since this was all very new to me. She took the time to make sure I had all my questions answered and understood everything. She picked up my placenta from the hospital and delivered my capsules to our house the day we got home! Excellent service!!


— Ericka C. 3rd Time Mama
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As soon as I started taking them my mood leveled out more, as I was having a lot of ups and downs before. I had a rough time for a couple of months dealing with my son’s health problems due to tongue tie and food sensitivities. I feel that taking my placenta pills helped regulate my mood and made me better able to deal with doctors and research. Sherilee was professional, reliable and trustworthy and am so glad I had her encapsulate my placenta!
— Tamara B. 1st Time Mama
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Sherilee was first to arrive at the hospital after our daughter was born to pick up the placenta. She was comforting and did a great job explaining the process again since I was in a sleep deprived state after a very very long labor. It took a little bit of trial and error to figure out the dosage that was a good balance for me, but once I got it down, it’s been a great help giving me increased energy, quicker healing, balanced mood, reduced weepiness, better sleep, reduced bleeding, feeling calm and grounded.
— Rachel C, 1st Time Mama