Shelley Scotka, Postpartum Doula and Childbirth Education


Shelley Scotka is a certified doula and childbirth educator (ICEA) and has been educating families since 1995. She has been passionate about supporting a women’s journey into motherhood since the birth of her two children.


Shelley earned a BA in Behavioral Science/Women’s Studies, and has additional training specific to postpartum including breastfeeding troubleshooting and support, identifying and supporting new mothers with postpartum mood disorders, caring for challenging babies, processing negative birth experiences and assisting couples adjust to their new roles as parents. She is a founding member of the Central Texas Doula Association, member of the Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas, and the Central Texas Breastfeeding Coalition.

She has special training and continuing education in labor and delivery, breastfeeding, and postpartum care. In addition to that, Shelley has a unique training in parents who have a rocky start to parenting. Especially those who struggle with postpartum mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. Shelley has a mothering presence about her that bring confidence and encouragement to everyone.

She is part of the dynamic duo of The Real Deal Childbirth Education 4 week Class.

In addition years of experience supporting women in labor, Shelley teaches Childbirth Education. She and her partner, Amanda, teach Real Deal together. Both are doulas for birth and postpartum and offer a cut to the chase approach to classes. Classes will cover end of pregnancy as well as getting ready for labor. Also, classes cover stages of labor, comfort techniques, interventions, and birth. In addition to childbirth classes, Shelley offers breastfeeding and newborn care.  Many parents who are served by Shelley enjoy her vast knowledge base in all areas!

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