Welcome to Babies and Beyond!
We provide postpartum doulas, infant sleep learning, breastfeeding consultations, and nanny placement services to help new families through the first days, nights, and weeks of bringing home a new baby.

Who We Are

Shelly first established Babies and Beyond in 2010 following seven years as a postpartum doula. Her expertise provides support and guidance to new mothers and families navigating the joys and challenges of parenthood. With a deep understanding of postpartum care and a passion for empowering parents, Shelly brings a wealth of knowledge and compassion to every client she serves.


Based in North Carolina, we proudly serve Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Clayton, Fayetteville, and surrounding areas.

What is a Postpartum Doula?

Other terms people have used when they think of a "postpartum doula" are night nanny, night nurse, and baby nurse.

The word "doula" comes from the ancient greek meaning "a woman who serves."

A postpartum doula provides evidence-based information on things such as infant feeding; whether it be breast, bottle, or a combination of both, pumping, emotional and physical recovery from birth, mother-baby bonding, infant soothing, and basic newborn care.

A postpartum doula can also help care for the new baby at night so parents can get more rest and help with light housework. A postpartum doula is there to help new families in the first days, weeks, or months after bringing home a new baby. Research shows moms, dads, and babies have an easier time with this transition and are less likely to experience postpartum mood disorders if a good support team is in place.

"Mothering the new mother" and nurturing the entire family is the role of the doula.

Head over to Meet The Doulas! to see our incredible team of doulas!

Meet The Doulas!

How We Can Help

Infant Sleep Learning

Is your baby still waking up all night long and are you exhausted, not knowing how to fix it? What can you do to get your newborn on the right track to a good night's sleep? Let us help!

Breastfeeding Consultations

At-home consultations to learn proper breastfeeding techniques, along with education on pumping, storing, and more.

Nanny Placement

Babies and Beyond can help you in your search for a nanny.

Check out Services for common packages and pricing