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.”



Heather Frederick

Heather is a mother to two teenage boys. She’s resided in North Carolina her entire life and currently lives in Raleigh. Heather’s prior education was in Early Childhood with a focus on developmental psychology. She’s worked as a preschool teacher, substitute teacher and a nanny. She has over 25 years of experience working with children and families. She is currently a CAPPA trained postpartum doula with specific training in breastfeeding support. Heather is in the process of completing her certification. She has experience with special needs children and multiples. She has a natural instinct for soothing babies. Heather feels she has “found her calling” as a postpartum doula.
“I am always looking for ways to lend a helping hand in the area where new parents need it the most.”


Kimberly Bottoms

Kimberly is a mother to a grown son. She has been a postpartum doula for over two years and has recently completed her postpartum certification with CAPPA. Her pets are an important part of her life. She has two dogs, one cat and a bunny.  Kimberly finds the  best part of working as a doula is meeting new families and babies and knowing she can be there to provide extra assistance and reassurance to new parents as they learn to care for their newborn.
“I feel grateful and blessed to have a job that I love.”


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.




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.