beth and tenikki

Tenikki and Beth at the 2015 Baby Expo

Trained professionals to nurture and guide you

Beth Shelton, LMSW, Certified Post Partum Doula

Beth Shelton Hayes, LMSW, Certified Postpartum Doula

Beth Shelton, LMSW, Certified Postpartum Doula

Beth Shelton was the first certified Postpartum Doulas in Memphis.  The role of Postpartum Doula combines many of her passions and skills. It thrills her to offer them to you. She is so excited to help make your first few weeks at home with baby smoother.

She is a CAPPA certified postpartum doula. She is also a Licensed Master’s Level Social Worker and brings to her postpartum doula practice a vast knowledge base of clinical interventions and mental health. Beth attends every possible seminar or class she can find about Postpartum Mood Disorders.

Beth is a mother, a social worker, a daughter, an educator, and a friend (not always in that order). “What my kids haven’t taught me about listening to my instincts, my clients have” Beth knows what a mama really needs after she brings a baby home. A new mama needs nurturing, kindness, friendship, support, and encouragement. She needs to feel secure and confident. Beth loves to offer all of those things and more!

beth-and-kids-2I can’t wait to share my joy and my knowledge with you as you embark upon this journey of parenthood. I do what I do, because I truly believe that encouraging parents to be THEIR best selves, to listen to THEIR instincts and follow THEIR truth makes our community better. You are the expert on your family, I support your choices.

Want to know more about me? Contact me to schedule a free prenatal consultation.

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Tenikki Sissely, MPA, PostPartum Doula


Tenikki Sessley, MPA, Postpartum Doula

Tenikki Sissely knew at the age of eight that there was a pull to nurture babies and children, when she could with little help feed, change, bathe and care for her infant nephew. Early affection for babies and because of her children this grew to purpose and passion for strengthening families. After her second child entered kindergarten, Tenikki began her career as a Social Services professional and worked with families and children in crisis as a Child Protective Services Investigator, advocating for children with the most vulnerability. During a time of testing and change, she decided to make a change and pursued the business world. After two years, Tenikki realized that this was not where she belonged. Children were her life and she wanted to be able to touch every facet of theirs

tenikki and kidsTenikki is a CAPPA trained postpartum doula. She exemplifies great success at building trust with clients and connecting them with private and community resources needed to support a mother and family after birth. Much of Tenikki’s success can be attributed to her positive attitude, patience, and dedication.

As a mother of two wonderfully, grounded children; Ashera (a college senior) and Caleb (an athletic, high school, student), she had amazing support from family and friends after giving birth and still does. Tenikki wholeheartedly believes the quote, “It takes a Village…” which is still factual and relevant and will be for generations to come.