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Eileen Sullivan



Learn to give birth in awareness... from within
Charlotte, NC 28215
United States
T: (704)569-1427


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Shekinah Birthing Co.


Shekinah Birthing Company of Charlotte offers BIRTHING FROM WITHIN-style childbirth and postpartum classes, as well as weekend intensives. Other offerings include doula services; belly casts; blessingways; labor suport workshops; labyrinths; Reiki therapy, specializing in Reiki for pregnancy, birth and postpartum; and Reiki classes and attunements through Master/Teacher level. Shekinah... 'the Mother in whose fertile womb the Universe was conceived.'

Profile and Credentials        

Eileen Sullivan has been a childbirth educator and doula since 1987. She is currently a candidate for certification with Birthing From Within, and has been trained by Pam England, the author and founder of BIRTHING FROM WITHIN. In her work as a doula, Eileen has attended over 100 births to date, and she has mentored hundreds of pregnant women and their partners through her childbirth classes. Special areas of interest include VBACs, processing the difficult or traumatic birth, birth art, labyrinths as a metaphor for labor, birth and postpartum. Additional areas of expertise: Eileen has served as a breastfeeding peer counselor, and is a retired La Leche League Leader. Ms. Sullivan is also a Reiki Master/Teacher, who works with traditional Usui Reiki, as well as Ascension Reiki and Sekhem-Seichim-Reiki (SSR). She is a dynamic and experienced speaker, available for in-services, conferences or workshop presentations. Professional memberships include: Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA); Charlotte Doulas; Birthwise of Asheville; La Leche League International (LLLI, retired); Coalition for Improvement in Maternity Services (CIMS); and Carolina Reiki Association (CRA).

Philosophy and Comments        

It is an honor and a privilege to work with women and families during the childbearing cycle. I believe that giving birth is a rite of passage, even when medical care is part of the birth, and that the time surrounding a woman's pregnancy, birth and postpartum is a time of tremendous transformation in her life and in her family. Support during this time is vital, and my ultimate goal in all my endeavors is to empower women and their partners to find their own coping skills, their inner resources and their personal strengths as they journey toward parenthood.

Work Hours and Fee Schedule        

For prenatal class schedule, please see www.shekinahbirthing.com/intro.html. Reiki, labyrinths, and other services available by appointment. Please call for fee schedule. Combination packages always available!





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