Shannon Winnowski CD(DONA), LCCE
At the age of 13, I witnessed my sister give birth to her first child. She was surrounded by people in her life who would provide loving support for her as she embarked on her journey into motherhood. It was then that I realized how important the role I played that day was. Supporting women in childbirth, telling them they can do it when they’ve convinced themselves they can’t, and preserving such a special day in their lives was a role I knew I wanted to some day fill – not only for my sister, but for any woman who needed support. Every opportunity I have been given since then to provide support to women and their loved ones as their doula has been an honor and a privilege.
Born and raised Pittsburghers, my husband and I now live in the South Hills. I’m grateful for the strong support system that I have in my husband, my close family and friends, that support led me to become a doula and do what I love.