Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula
Certified Lactation Counselor
Certified Car seat Safety Technician
Placenta Encapsulation Specialist
Shannon Barnett is a compassionate woman who prioritizes the needs of expecting families, postpartum parents and their newborns. Why? Because Shannon knows first-hand just how delicate and difficult recovering from giving birth while caring for an infant can be. In fact, it is what inspired her interest in becoming a professional birth and postpartum doula.
Originally from Kansas, Shannon and her family made Omaha home in 2014 where she welcomed her second child. Smack dab in the middle of unexpected postpartum depression, a high needs baby and 3.5 hours away from family, Shannon vowed that no woman on her watch would ever have to experience what she had to walk through alone. That day a spark was lit. That day, Shannon made the decision to become a professional birth and postpartum doula.
Since 2015 Shannon has been supporting her clients through the emotionality of pregnancy, birth through the postpartum recovery period, sleep deprivation, infant feeding and navigating the re-finding of oneself post birth. Shannon is a woman that other women confide in without fear of judgment.
Shannon believes in continuing her education in order to enhance the support that she provides and has trained with several of the leading Doula Certification Organizations, including ProDoula, DONA and CAPPA. Additionally, Shannon is a Certified Lactation Counselor, Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician,
Bengkung Belly Binder, Happiest Baby on the Block Educator and Newborn Educator. Additional trainings include infant sleep, baby sign language and advanced doula training for multiples.
Whether you are welcoming your first baby, or your fifth, whether you are having a singleton or quads, whether you are excited or terrified, Shannon brings the credibility, confidence, and compassion that allows you to experience all of it your way, on your terms, only better! She is Omaha’s very own baby whisperer.
Shannon married the love of her life in 2010 and together, they have two daughters who truly complete them. Shannon is also committed to loving and nurturing Pickles the cat and Jinx the dog.
Omaha Birth & Babies Doulas are proud to be a pillar in our community and a reputable resource for expectant families!
Check out what one of Shannon’s clients had to say about her.
Contact us today to set up your complimentary consultation with Shannon to see how she can support your family.