My name is Shamika Matos and I am a Birth Doula excited to support during your labor and delivery. I am interested in getting to know more about you and your experience with your pregnancy so far. I offer 2 prenatal support visits, labor and birth support, Lactation support during the golden hour, one postpartum support visit, unlimited email and text support, as well as informative videos and articles for the duration of the contract. Lets schedule a video chat so we can get to know each other better. Pls let me know when u are available. Also, find attached my contact info as well as a link to some client testimonials. https://doulamatch.net/profile/32809/shamika-matos?tab=testimonials
I think labor preparation and birth support are integral to having a positive experience when bringing your baby into this world. It is my goal to help with that. I aim to inform with science based evidence, help prepare for your growing family and new experience , create a plan to minimize fear and discomfort, and become a beacon of support Al for you and your loved ones during this monumental occasion.
When I first reached out to Meka about being our doula, she instantly responded with enthusiasm, tons of information and a motherly feeling of genuine care and support. I had read a few books, but didn’t really know what to expect and wanted a doula that was helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and great with communication. Meka exceeded all of my expectations, and I consider her an essential component of my successful birth experience. Meka is always in touch, whether it is sharing articles, resources, videos, answering my thousands of questions, getting to know my birth preferences and helping to calm my anxiety with suggestions and offering an ear to listen. She not only supported me, but my husband, as well, by making him feel more confident as a support partner, and more prepared for what the hospital might entail. We practiced breathing routines, experimented with the peanut ball, and learned so much about pregnancy, labor and delivery. Meka was nonjudgmental, extremely patient and understanding, calm and sensitive to my fears. Meka is flexible with her communication, whether it be virtual or in person, e-mail, texting, etc. She was the first person I called when I went into labor, and was immediately on the way at 4 am when my water broke, with her adorable doula shirt, of course! Meka was a warm and comforting presence throughout my labor. After coming home from the hospital, Meka constantly stayed in touch with my husband and I, and helped me during the postpartum visit, both physically and emotionally. It was so nice to see her afterwards and I know that we will stay in touch. I absolutely recommend Meka and know she will be an amazing advocate and support for your birth experience!
- Hana P.