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 Know what to expect. I educate you on the birth process and help you create a birth plan you are comfortable with. 

debbie shelton doula monitrice san diego


Be in control of your labor and delivery. I will be there to help you navigate each step of the way. 

debbie shelton doula monitrice san diego


Giving birth is not the end of the journey! I visit mom and baby a few days after delivery to provide additional support.  


What can I expect?

Expecting Your Miracle Birth Services is proud to provide mom and partner with end to end support during the child birth process. I visit with you twice prenatally to educate and prepare you for a beautiful day. In labor, I am by your side until you and baby are comfortably recovering. And I provide one postpartum visit after birth to ensure mom, partner, and baby are transitioning smoothly back into their home. 

I am readily available to answer any questions you may have at any time during your pregnancy. 


PLacenta Encapsulation

The very best thing about your placenta is that it is the perfect gift to the mother.  Your amazing placenta contains your own natural hormones, perfectly made for you, by you!  The role  of the placenta does not stop at birth, so do not let your placenta go to waste! Benefits of placenta encapsulation include:

  • Increased energy levels
  • Enhanced breastmilk production
  • Hormone stabilazation
  • Decreases risk of "baby blues" or postpartum depression
  • Natural pain relief



Benefits Of Hiring A Doula

The many benefits of hiring a certified birth doula are recognized by the World Health Organization and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Several studies show that a doula’s continuous support, practical knowledge, and labor enhancing techniques help to reduce pain and anxiety in laboring women. When a laboring woman is less frightened and feels less pain, her labor is more likely to progress without the need for interventions. Research shows that a doula’s presence during labor and birth results in the following positive outcomes:

  • reduction in the rate of cesareans
  • reduction in epidural requests
  • reduction in the use of pitocin
  • reduction in vacuum assisted deliveries
  • shorter labors
  • an increase in successful breastfeeding and bonding
  • a reduction in “baby blues” and postpartum depression


We had a wonderful natural birth experience because of the support of Debbie! She particularly gave me faith in my body’s ability to have a wonderful birthing experience. I felt confident knowing that she was a labor and delivery nurse for 20 years and understood the medical side of childbirth.
— Jessica
I give Debbie tons of credit for giving me the confidence to have a natural, unmedicated birth, and for guiding my husband and me through our awesome labor and delivery.
— Joanie M
Debbie was AMAZING. Not only were her meetings prior to delivery helpful, but being able to email her and call her with questions prior to delivery was so comforting. She was quick to reply and I felt more comfortable asking her than calling my doctor.
— Whitney
She was wonderful during my labor as she coached me through each contraction and helped calm me down. She also made a post-partum visit to confirm everything with me and the baby were going well. I would highly recommend her and am excited to use her again for my next baby.
— Marie