MEET THE DOULAS

SHANNON CHURCH, founder and owner, certified birth doula

I’m a globe trotting, music loving, wife, mom, orphan advocate and follower of Christ. I’m a big fan of laughter, good friends, great conversation, campfire and of course – all things birth. I’m deeply in love with my husband, an amazing man with whom I share five gorgeous children. My journey into birth work began almost ten years ago. Since then, I’ve been incredibly blessed to have supported hundreds of families in all types of experiences. My extensive background in birth work has taught me that every birth is so unique and there is no one right way to welcome a baby earthside. I’ve supported natural births, medicated births, inductions, VBAC’s, home births as well as families during cesarean birth. It truly is a passion of mine to see every woman find her voice for her own birth experience (whatever that may be) and to see that family encouraged throughout the entire process. I feel so privileged to be invited into such a special, intimate time in one’s life. To support, guide and encourage families as they prepare to meet this new little life is such an honor. My hope is that my clients will look back at their birth experiences with a heart full of love, empowerment and joy.

HANNAH BESHARA, certified birth doula

Hi! My name is Hannah and I am a happy mama to my son Hank, and an adoring wife to my husband, Max. We are an adventure seeking family who loves exploring the beautiful black hills. I also enjoy cooking, practicing yoga, and socializing with good company. I was inspired to be a doula after the birth of my son, whom we welcomed earth side on a cold Christmas Eve night in the comfort of our home. The support, encouragement, and strength I received was amazing and it truly changed my life. I knew in that moment that I wanted to support women the way I was supported. I believe that birth is a rite of passage that has gotten lost in a highly technical world and it is my dream for all women to be able to fully experience their births in whatever way is most comfortable for them. Every woman and her partner should have the right to be fully educated and supported in their health and birthing choices. I would love to meet with you and I would be honored if you chose me to provide emoti​​onal, physical, and information support for you during your birth journey.

TARIN MATTHEW, certified postpartum doula

Tarin Matthew is a proud mom to two beautiful kiddos and the wife to a loving and supportive husband. She became passionate about birth in 2010 after watching “The Business of Being Born.” This sparked her interest to take a class to take a training class for becoming a birth doula. Then, placenta encapsulation, which she practiced for 4 years. Nutrition and health was always an interest after being able to get rid of migraine headaches, stomach issues and acne, which led to becoming trained as a holistic health coach. Still craving her passion for birth and new mamas, she trained to become a postpartum doula. In our society, the new family has a huge lack in support which leads to postpartum mood disorders, decreased breastfeeding success, decreased family bonding, and etc. With all of these skills she’s confident that her support for the postpartum mama and her family will allow each member grow and thrive by encouraging self care to allow the mother to heal and rest, make empowering informed decisions and offering nutritious meals and more.