Red Deer Doula Association

Shelby Story

Hey there, my name is Shelby Story. I am married to Matt, a carpentry foreman, and we are parents to two beautiful boys – Mason, born in 2013, and Luca, born in 2016. We have called Red Deer home for the past 6 years, but we are originally from a small village of about 400 people, east of Edmonton. Oftentimes, if I’m not on call, you can find us in the mountains.

I have been a birth doula since February 2014, and am currently finishing up certification through both DONA International & Stillbirthday. Birth, babies, and breastfeeding have always been a huge interest of mine, for as long as I can remember. Less than a year after my first son’s birth, I learned that there was a birth doula workshop coming near me, and I knew immediately that it was where I needed to start. Since then, I’ve had the honour of being invited into the “story” of many families. I’m thrilled to have stumbled upon this doula journey, and I love being able to pursue my passions and interests in a way where I can support families. I’m also completing a wonderful birth photographer certification program through Birth Becomes Her, and am very excited to offer photography services to my clients as well. I feel that the birth of a child, much like a wedding, is a huge life event that deserves to be artfully documented. I am always working on expanding my knowledge in the field of birth, and can’t wait to see where this path continues to take me.

Childbirth is an experience like no other – it’s challenging, rewarding, beautiful, and everything in between. It’s an experience that is so different from person to person, and my goal is to provide services tailored to each client’s individual needs. I believe that childbirth is one of the most important life events there is, and I believe that mothers and families deserve to make informed choices about this miraculous event. My hope as your doula is that you have a positive, empowering experience – regardless of your unique circumstances, whether your preferences include hospital birth or home birth, medication free or medically assisted, vaginal or caesarean, or whatever it may be.

Feel free to check out my Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shelbystoryphotography/, or my website, www.shelbystoryphotography.com.

I wish you the very best on this momentous journey!

 

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