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Doula Support and Child Birth Education

Dancing to the Rhythm of YOUR Birth. 

Certified through Birthing From Within®.


Pregnant Woman Drawing Congratulations on your journey to birth and parenthood!  I, Shalene Massie, invite you to explore and discover the services  Rhythm of Birth offers you as you embark on your journey.

The essence of childbirth preparation is self-discovery, not assimilating obstetric information.  I acknowledge that pain is an integral part of childbirth, but much can be done to ease suffering.

Childbirth is a profound rite of passage,  not a medical event (even when medical care is part of the birth).

Visit this blog for a healing birth story with  

Rhythm of Birth: Laura Swift Photography.

Visit these magazines for articles about Rhythm of Birth:

   Growing up in the Valley (pg. 40) and  Macaroni Kid.

 Rhythm of Birth provides doula support, body work, and child birth preparation classes to pregnant couples in Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford, Roanoke, Floyd, and surrounding areas of Virginia.  Rhythm of Birth supports couples regardless of where (hospital, home, birth center) or how they plan to give birth.  I believe every woman has the strength and knowledge within herself, and with the help of her birth team, to give birth mindfully and beautifully.  Birth is an amazing and mysterious journey that a woman remembers the rest of her life.

I would be honored to support you on this journey!


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