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Daneita Blalock-Hudson

4 The Journey

Plano, IL Service range 50 miles

331-250-2040

https://www.4thejourneys.com

Birth Fee

$400 to $1600

Postpartum Rate

$35 to $45

Black Doula

Availability Remarks: Min 4 hour shifts, discount available if birth doula services are provided.

Birth Fee

$400 to $1600

Postpartum Rate

$35 to $45


Birth Doula Experience

5 years and 115 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

3 years and 20 families served


Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International-Approved Workshop, October 2016

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula support
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Child passenger safety technician services
  • Childbirth education services
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Miscarriage support
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Fertilizing Your Faith- Infertility Support

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Service Included from C-section Support day of birth, to a complete package that includes prenatal education. Flexible payment arrangement and packages that can be tailored specifically to meet customers needs.

Service Area

Plano, IL Service range 50 miles

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Client Testimonials for Daneita Blalock-Hudson

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Sharon Garry

9/27/2022

I am truly happy with my experience with Danieta as my doula. She helped me plan my birth & was there to help me decide what was best during my birth when things didn't go the way I originally wanted. She actually got to know me and what type of mother I planned to be. She was helpful with everything I needed to know about my first time giving birth & becoming a mother. Blessed to have her in my corner & would 1000/10 recommend her!

Keeva

7/22/2022

Don't think twice about choosing Daneita as your doula. Daneita was the absolute best for my husband and I during our pregnancy journey. She is a wealth of knowledege and really put my mind at ease by preparing me for the birth of my first child.

Daneita went above and beyond to make sure my husband and I felt supported before, during, and after birth. I had 1 false alarm and Daneita was at the hospital within 15 minutes. I was in labor for 4 days and Daneita was right there the whole time, providing me with continuous encouragement and support. Postpartum, she has been a great help with hunting down formula for us during the formula shortage to make sure my baby has more than enough. These are just a few examples of the awesomeness she has provided to us.

Daneita has such a kind and genuine spirit and is just a natural at what she does. We are so glad to have connected with her and would highly recommend her to anyone considering her services. 

Hannah

6/5/2022

Daneita was an amazing doula full of knowledge and provided great support for both myself and husband through my pregnancy and postpartum. As first time parents she helped us navigate the unknown and ease our concerns. Will definitely be utilizing her services again as we continue growing our family. 

Kiyana

4/24/2022

Daneita is the real deal! My husband and I searched for and interviewed several doulas before discovering Daneita. As a first time, older Mom we wanted someone seasoned with experience supporting an older family. Daneita more than delivered. From baby care to breastfeeding to my birth plan to labor and delivery to postpartum support, Daneita covered all the bases. She helped me advocate for the delivery I wanted and was there every step of the way. She is responsive, helpful and knowledgeable. I loved that she availed herself to answer any questions I had and to make recommendations as needed. My medical team also sang her praises for being professional, respectful and helpful during my delivery. Whether you are a first time Mom or seasoned looking for hands-on support, Daneita is it. Thank you so much for joining us on our journey. 

Katie

1/25/2022

My husband and I were blessed to have Daneita's support for both pregnancy journeys. When I became pregnant with our first, I wanted to have additional support outside of my doctor's office.  I found Daneita's contact information online, which lead to a phone call conversation. As soon as I heard her voice, I could tell she was a loving and knowledgable person. After we meet in-person, my husband and I both agreed that she would be a perfect fit for our family's needs. 

Daneita provided us with a lot of knowledge related to pregnancy, labor and delivery, and post-partum care. She does a great job constantly checking in to make sure everything is going well during the whole parenting process. She's kind, nurturing, helpful, bubbly, welcoming, and a joy to have in your life! You should call her as soon as you know you are pregnant!

When I became pregnant again, I had no doubt we wanted to have her support. For my husband, she helped him to feel supported during the labor and delivery part of our journey. He was grateful to have her to lean on while I was in labor. They were the best support team. They gave me the exact level of encouragement and empowerment I needed to have two natural unmedicated births. I also felt really confident during my labor when Daneita was around because if I ever had a question or needed a further explanation of what a nurse or doctor said, Daneita was right there to thoroughly explain what was said. 

I had a great support system with the doctors and nurses, but I feel like having a doula gives you even more reassurance. With her support, I felt like she completed the puzzle and was exactly what I needed to more forward on our pregnancy journey. I'm so grateful she is a part of our lives! I would highly recommend inviting a doula like Daneita into your own life. It is one of the best decisions we ever made. 

We wish Daneita and her family all the best!! 

Ryah Edmonds

1/18/2022

I knew Daneita was the doula for us after our first call and I couldn't be more thrilled to have had her as part of not only my delivery, but the pregnancy journey as well. Wanting a hbac I needed someone who believed in me as much as I believed in myself and could remind me of my strength when it wavierd and Daneita was that person. She was an advocate, ally, and friend during this whole process. She is definitely a big piece of the beautiful puzzle that gave me my dream hbac. I'd choose her again in a heartbeat.

Lorna E

12/11/2021

I have to say this was the best birth experience I have had out of 4 children. I contacted Danieta when almost in my 3rd trimester, with a unique set of challenges and she was up for it all! The most caring, professional, and down to earth doula. She was very knowledgeable and driven, often looking into things without me having to ask. Always responsive and easy to contact with questions. I felt so much more supported and prepared for this journey with Danieta! I'm so thankful we found her and will be recommending her to my family and friends! She stood out amongst all of the doulas I interviewed. After speaking with her, I knew she was the one. And after working with her I was right. 

Darren

11/18/2021

Work ethic: Hands on, supportive of baby and family, informational and prompt 

Character: Sincere, strong in works & spirituality 

A recommendation would be to never stop. You are a perfect match for this career and from the Bennett family we truly truly thank you!!!

Adrianna

11/18/2021

Work ethic: Hands on, Supportive of  baby and family, Informational & Prompt
Character: Sincere, strong in works & spirituality 

A recommendation would be to never stop you are a perfect match for this career! 

Fatima

10/9/2021

My sister who lives in another state and couldn't personally come help me with labor found Danieta for me. From the very beginning Daneita was prompt and professional. I had one prenatal visit with her and one postpartum visit. She changed my entire labor and delivery journey. She was so knowledgeable and calming during the entire process especially labor. She has a lot of experience with births and knew how dilated I was even before the nurse did the cervix exam. I felt like she looked out for me like family. I would have her with me for all births and would always recommend her to family. Great help postpartum too when the hormones are crazy and emotions run high. She constantly checked up on me and validated my emotions! Loved having her as my doula! 

Naomi

9/6/2021

Having a birthing doula was one of the best decisions my husband and I made in regards to my pregnancy. Danieta is she is such a calm, supportive, and helpful addition to the birthing team. She assisted with things you didn't know you needed! As every mama out there knows, birthing a baby is hard work, but having Danieta there made us feel comfortable and made the process smooth. We hired her again for the birth of our second baby, and again, could not be more thankful for the support she gave before, during, and after labor. We highly recommend Danieta if you are in search of a birthing doula!

Anai ortega

8/14/2021

Hi my name is Anai and I highly recommend Daneita, when me and my husband found out we were expecting our fist baby we were thrilled after so many years of not being able to get pregnant. I was a bit nervous just thinking about all the stuff that can happen at a delivery, I worked at a Clinic that offered Doula services and this is where I met Daneita. We met with her and we decided to give it a go. I Highly recommend Doula service. We could have not made a better decision. My labor was long and challenging and I don't know what I would of done with put daneita. During birth she was there offering support and advice when I needed it and was a source of comfort we welcomed out baby boy into the world and after delivery she kept in touch and did home visits to help us adjust to a new member in the family. Since then Ive gotten  in contact with her for my second baby and she was a big help as well after so many complications.

Adrenna Eagle

7/30/2021

Daneita as my doula was nothing short of AMAZING. She made sure that not only was my voice being heard, but that this special time was an experience for the entire family. Daneita provided everything that a mommy-to-be needs, whether it's your first time or seventh. She made sure that my physical, emotional, and mental was all addressed so that the birthing process was one of peace and happiness! Super responsive, personable, and professional. You are a blessing girl! Thank you sooooo much! 

Julious & Nef.

7/4/2021

From our initial introduction with Daneita my husband and I knew we could trust her to support us on our very special journey to bring our son into this world. Daneita is very professional and personable. She is very honest about pregnancy and has a wealth of knowledge about many different aspects of pregnancy. Daneita's warm and empathic approach to supporting us made it so easy to reach out with all our questions as first time parents. This was a journey like no other and we are so grateful to God for leading us to Daneita. Doula's should be a requirement for all births! #BestDoulaEver!

 

LaSha’ Fowler

6/15/2021

Daneita is amazing. She was truly a blessing to our family and was essential through the labor and birth process. She was thoughtful and attentive. She help empowered me to birth in the way I seen fit. I would definitely recommend Daneita for birth services and postpartum support. As mom's you need someone to focus on you when everyone else is focused on your little one. Well, Daneita is that person and will always be there if/when you call. And the back massages in labor are a bonus!

Omowonuola Omoghene

4/22/2021

Meeting and working with Daneita was literally the best thing that happened to me when I was pregnant with my first child. She gave me all the information and support I needed during that period, and long after that(nearly four years now), she is still my go to person when I have any concerns or questions about my kids. She is just so easy to talk to and relate with. When you choose her to be your doula, be aware that you are choosing a lasting support system like no other. 

Vashanti T

4/21/2021

I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Daneita and the relationship that we formed during my daughter’s pregnancy.

Throughout the pregnancy she checked in on us and made sure any concerns or needs were met. She is very knowledgeable and the things that she shared with us as time got near helped to make things smooth.

During delivery I couldn’t be there because of the pandemic.  Having Daneita there and being on the phone gave me great peace to know my daughter and grandson where in good hands. Her approach and calmness in the midst of chaos helped my daughter to focus and deliver smoothly. I’ll forever remember that moment.

Kandise

4/19/2021

Ms. Daneita helped me out tremendously during the birth of my second son. My water broke unexpectedly and I called her right away. She coached me on what to do while giving birth. She made my experience so smooth seeing that I had an unplanned home birth. The most amazing woman ever and had so much patience with me. 

Birth Availability for Daneita Blalock-Hudson

= Available. Calendar last updated: 12-02-2022

Postpartum Availability for Daneita Blalock-Hudson

= Available. Calendar last updated: 12-02-2022