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Shane J

Melanated Mermaid Doula & MMD Photography

New York, NY Service range 30 miles I am willing to work outside of NYC. Must neogitate pricing for transport to outside of NYC area. Will work with families in 5 boroughs as well as Long Island, Yonkers and in White Plains areas.


Birth Fee

Not specified

Postpartum Rate

Not specified

Birth Fee

Not specified

Postpartum Rate

Not specified

Birth Doula Experience

1 years and 11 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

1 years and 2 families served

Doula Training

  • Ancient Song Doula Services, April 2018

Type of practice: Solo practice

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

Postpartum limits/restrictions: I do offer overnight services ( dates need to be discussed in advanced), those services do not extend to older children. I will assist with light cleaning but I do not do heavy house work or errand work.

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Some Home Births
Midwife must be present. No unattended births.

College Education


Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Henna belly designs
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Currently working with Ancient Song Doula Services offering both birth and postpartum doula services for low income to families in the New York City area. I also do labor and birth photography, along with new born photoshoots. I am available for belly molding cast services as well.

Fee Details

30 minute free consultations via video chat or phone call are available. I offer a separate fee for labor photography if only interested in labor/birth shoot. (Please contact for quote).

New York, NY Service range 30 miles I am willing to work outside of NYC. Must neogitate pricing for transport to outside of NYC area. Will work with families in 5 boroughs as well as Long Island, Yonkers and in White Plains areas.

Client Testimonials for Shane J

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It was truly a blessing to have Shane by my side during my birthing experience! Shane has experience in Hypnobirthing as she had attended other Hypno births prior to working with me. She educated herself on the technique and made sure she was aware of the strategies I would be using during labor. Not only is she well educated in labor support techniques but she was great at checking in with me throughout the stages of my pregnancy. Due to unforeseen circumstances I ended up having an emergency cesarean section which was a dramatic diversion from my original birth plan. Shane stood by my side from the moment I entered the birthing center through the process of being transferred to the hospital & even days after giving birth. The pressure she applied to my hips greatly eased any discomfort. She was also a great support for my husband as she guided him in ways that he could assist. Even months after giving birth Shane still follows up with me and offers support. I honestly would have not been able to get through my birthing experience as well as I did without Shane. She is a true gift & is passionate about what she does.


Borsso Ndao - Ceesay


I don't have one bad word to say about Shane, she is everything and more that a doula should be. She is so patient  and nice she doesn't have a mean bone in her body. When I had my home birth she pretty much stayed up the whole time with me for 2 days give or take and when I ended up in the hospital she was there the whole time consoling me and making sure that I drink and eat and I didn't make it easy for her because I refuse almost every time but never once lost her cool. I'm so glad I chose her as my Doula and to think that I was not going to get a don't realize the importance of a doula until you get a doula. Thank God last minute I found her through ancient song. She made my first experience giving birth to a child less terrifying and I thank God for her you will not regret choosing her as your doula.

Crystal Sutton


Shane , She gave me the best doula experience ever !!! She so supportive & gave great advice ever. I was going for a VBAC for Baby #2. Once i told her i was indeed in labor she came right  away to the hospital. Even though i end up with a csection. She made her duty to make sure me & the baby had the best care at the hospital & if wanted  postpartum Care after she was willing to do that too. I appreciate her very much.  Recommended Definitely !!!

Mariam Iosebidze


We are so happy with our experience with Shane! She's been a huge support before, during and after birth. Although we met just couple of times before labor, we knew we had a great match because of her calm, nice and comforting vibes. Shane was a great help during my very long labor, comforting with her being with us, reminding me breathing techniques or to stay hydrated. She understood our needs before we even asked for something. As my labor took a turn, after giving birth I had to go to hospital from the birthing center and thanks to Shane's help there, we all stayed together with the baby. And she didn't leave until we were all safe and in good hands. Shane keeps in touch postpartum too, she visited us and always texts asking how we feel. As  first time parents, we can say Shane was an ideal kind of doula as we imagined a doula support before. 

Fransely Perez


Shane was an amazing doula she was the first to get to the hospital and helped me thru the whole process of natural labor I’ll recommend her to everybody I know even way after the postpartum visit she still checked up on me and wanted to see how me and the baby was doing. She’s not only a great doula she’s also a great friend. I loved every moment, thank u so much u was the best ! ??

Barbyly Noel


Shane was exactly what I needed to make my natural birth experience complete. The first time we spoke I immediately felt supported and heard. Being that it was my first birth, I had some anxiety about wether I would be able to handle the Pain. I was reminded that I CAN DO THIS and that my body was made for birth. My delivery went beautifully. Almost exactly the way I wanted. Shane played a huge part in that. She was with me every step of way, holding my hand, masaging my back when my contractions felt unbearable. Her guidance helped my fiancé to be effective when I couldn’t communicate what I needed. Weeks after my birth Shane still keeps up with me to see how I'm doing. She’s such a gem. I highly recommend her for any of your pregnancy, birth and post partum needs. You  won’t regret it!

Birth Availability for Shane J

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Postpartum Availability for Shane J

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