About Us

Shelly Raleigh Postpartum Doula

Shelly Gott, CPD, CLC, CHT, Owner

Shelly’s knowledge and expertise comes from many years of hands-on experience with hundreds of babies. Her career working with children and families started in 1995 with an in-home daycare and assisting in births. Shelly has been a Certified Postpartum Doula since 2004 and has been working as a Sleep Consultant since 2007. She is also a Certified Hug Teacher.

Originally from Connecticut, Shelly relocated to North Carolina in 2007 with her four sons.

“My passion is helping new parents make a smooth transition into parenthood and reducing the levels of stress and anxiety by providing physical and emotional support while allowing new moms more time to rest and recover.”



Charlotte Ratchford

Charlotte is originally from England. She has been caring for babies for 10 years, and is very passionate about what she does. She has worked with the company since early 2016 and has expressed her joy and excitement about the work she does.

“My goal as a Doula is to make sure that the parents feel comfortable and happy with the care I provide to their child/children.”


Tiffany Davis

Tiffany Davis is originally from Clifton Forge, Virginia. She and her 2 children live in Wake Forest. In 2014, she met Shelly and began working as a doula. Tiffany has 15 years of experience working with children and families. She has been a nanny, worked in several childcare facilities, in the public school system as a teacher assistant, and taught Pre-K. She loves music and art so she will happily do crafts, sing, and dance with your little ones! Tiffany earned her Child Development Associate from the Council of Professional Development and is currently completing her certification with CAPPA as a postpartum doula.

“A career as a doula is a great fit for me because I have such a servant’s heart. I love babies and it gives me great joy and purpose to provide education and support to parents as they embark on the journey of parenthood.”


Tonya Sollars

Tonya is a mother to 3 amazing children. Working with babies and children is her passion! In addition to working for Babies and Beyond, she also works with special needs children. She has experience as a Nanny, a Certified Nursing Assistant, and experience working in childcare. She is currently enrolled in a Master’s Degree program to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

“I really enjoy encouraging and helping people. I believe it is important that everyone discovers their talents and pursue a job they love. I love my job!”


Jennifer Walker

Jennifer Walker is from Charlotte NC and relocated to Cary NC in 2010 with her husband for his job. She has been married to her awesome husband for 17 years. They have 2 amazing girls, 14 & 15 years old. The family are huge Miami Dolphin fans. She has been caring for babies for the past 17 years and absolutely loves babies and children! They are her passion. She is currently pursuing Doula certification through CAPPA.


Candace Kravetz

Candace is a Registered Nurse and mother of four (including a set of twins). She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Kent State University in Ohio, where her and her family are from. She moved to Cary in 2007. Candace has been married for 9 years, and together her and her husband tackle a tough balance between work and raising their children. She’s been a Registered Nurse for 10 years, with a primary focus in Women’s and Children’s Health. She has practiced as a doula since Fall 2015.

“Becoming a mom was one of the toughest jobs I’ve had to face. If I can help other moms get through that transition and be there for them, letting them know its going to be okay… then my job is done.”


Kelly Tavares

Kelly worked for many years in the legal field helping families purchase their homes. She knew that she was destined to help families in some capacity. She grew up in a small town working with babies and children from a young age. After a stint doing elder care, she decided that her skillset would be best used to help new families with the transition into parenthood. Before moving to North Carolina, Kelly worked almost exclusively with families bringing home multiples. She enjoys being able to educate new parents on life with new babies. She especially enjoys assisting her families in helping their toddler age children adjust to life with a new baby or two. She enjoys cooking for her daytime clients. When Kelly is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and toddler aged son, exploring North Carolina, traveling (everywhere as often as possible!), and cooking.

All of our doulas have a current infant CPR certification and liability insurance, and must pass a background check.