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

Rhythm of Birth provides doula support, body work, and childbirth preparation classes to pregnant couples and single moms 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!

I used Shalene as my doula with my 2nd baby. The birth was a planned VBAC. I wanted a natural birth & really wanted a doula that was confident & had alot of ideas to help me through labor. Shalene fit my needs perfectly. She has birthed naturally herself & was very confident in my ability to have the birth I wanted. She was very professional & thorough in the interview & guided our time well. She really knew her role as a doula before & during my labor & never overstepped. . .
— Andrea Flynn (Click BELOW for full testimony)
Visit Laura Swift Photography for a healing birth story with Rhythm of Birth.

Visit Laura Swift Photography for a healing birth story with Rhythm of Birth.

Visit these magazines for articles about Rhythm of Birth:  Growing up in the Valley (pg. 40) and Macaroni Kid.

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).
— Pam England, author of Birthing From Within®