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Stephanie Kraft Sheley

Doula & Educator

Every person has a constellation of rights and powers to make decisions about their body, their pregnancy and their life.


I'm here to help you feel your most powerful as you take on the transformation of birth and bring your baby earthside.

I'm a full spectrum doula, childbirth educator, and a patient navigator. I'm also a lawyer who stands for the rights of pregnant and birthing people. I make sure my doula clients and childbirth learners know their rights*. 

*please note: I do not offer legal advice as part of my doula or childbirth education services.



Stephanie Kraft Sheley has dedicated her career to the rights of pregnant and birthing people. She is an attorney with a legal practice focused on addressing the legal needs of pregnant people and birth workers. She created and directs the Right By You text line, where she helps Missouri teens access birth control, birth care and abortion care. She also serves on the board of the Birth Rights Bar Association, and consults nationally on abortion access and birth rights. Stephanie's personal experience birthing twins enhanced her dedication to helping others have empowered births.

As a birth worker, Stephanie's goal is to help her clients and learners prepare for an empowered birth experience by presenting options, helping build a birth plan, and weaving in know your rights information so that clients are able to exercise their full power throughout their prenatal and birth care.

  • Pregnancy Options Workshop, All-Options 2020

  • Heartland Protocol, Heartland PMAD Consultants, 2022

  • Full Spectrum Doula, BADT 2022

  • Childbirth Educator, BADT 2022

  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss, PAILAdvocate, in progress

  • Evidence Based Birth®  Professional Member

  • University of Iowa, Juris Doctor

  • University of Iowa, Master of Health Administration

  • Iowa State University, BA Spanish



Please reach out using this form if you have questions about my services.


If you're ready to schedule a doula consultation, you can do so here.


If you want to sign up for a childbirth education course, you can do so here.


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