Shiri Shalmy


Listing Category: Doula

  • I am a mother, a feminist and a new doula, believing in every parent’s right to access the birth support they need.

    I am particularly interested in (and have experience of) working with queer and non-binary families, as well as with sex workers.

    I have practical experience of hospital, birth centre and home births, including water births, and I am open to supporting parents in whichever way they feel most comfortable – natural or medical.

  • I completed the Nurturing Birth doula course in January 2019.

  • Testimonials:

    "Shiri accompanied me when I gave birth to my second daughter, and her presence was extremely important in making it the positive and empowering experience that it turned out to be. She was very attentive to my needs, from practical matters (like helping to get my eldest daughter ready to school when contractions started), to invaluable emotional and physical support during the different stages of the birth. She was gentle and sensitive and knew how to stay in the background when I didn’t need her, but was always there when I needed her support. I felt she was extremely tuned in to the natural process of giving birth, and had a lot of trust in it, and I found this reassuring and empowering. She helped me liaise with the midwives in difficult moments, always staying calm. My partner also found her very reassuring and really valued her help."
    NL, 2019