Name: Stacey Kelley
Phone: (757) 412-8210
Bio: My family and I have been in the Huntersville area since 2011, and we love it here. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Bryan for almost 30 years, and I am a mom of 8 children ranging in ages from 12-28, 4 boys and 4 girls. I have personally experienced 6 hospital births, including a twin birth with my last two, 3 of these births were unmedicated, and 1 amazing homebirth with my 6th.
I have always been passionate about LIFE, God-given life! I believe each child is a gift from God created uniquely and miraculously with a divine purpose. Amazingly, up until this past summer I had never heard about doulas, who they are or what they did. That all changed when I was talking to a young friend whom I had supported during her labor, she was 18 at the time of the birth, and she told me what a difference I had made in her birth experience, and if she had any more babies, I had to promise to be there. Of course, I promised. We had this conversation as her son turned 6 this past August.
I started thinking about what a privilege it was to support her, and it stirred something in me. I began researching about midwives and other birthing careers and came across doulas. I couldn’t believe that something I was so passionate about could be a career. I pursued different training options and began my journey of becoming a Labor Doula and Childbirth Educator. As I told my sister, now that I’m almost 50, I know what I want to be when I grow up!
I may be new to the “Doula Scene,” but not the “Birthing Scene.” I believe my personal experience as well as my training has more than prepared me for this incredible opportunity to serve you as a Labor Doula. My desire is to support, encourage, educate, empower, prepare and pray for women and their partners during this amazing journey of pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood.
I am also an artist who loves to “Speak Life” through my art. I understand the power of words and how they change your attitude, expectations and outlook on life. Pregnancy and Labor Affirmation Art was the perfect combination of all my passions.
I would be honored to come along side of you as your Labor Doula and/or Childbirth Educator to help prepare, educate and empower you to have a positive and meaningful birth experience as you welcome your precious gift from God into the world.
Description of services offered: Labor Doula, Childbirth Educator and Pregnancy and Labor Affirmation Art
Areas served: All of the Greater Charlotte Area hospitals, birthing centers and homebirths.
Trainings/ Certifications: I am currently in the certification process for both Labor Doula and Childbirth Educator through CAPPA