$1000 to $1500
$25 to $35
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 2 to 4 births and 0 to 2 postpartum families
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Board Member-Chicago Volunteer Doulas (CVD)
These amazing vessels that we depend on to take us through each moment of each day are equipped to handle panything that this life decides to throw at us. Giving birth is no exception, as a doula with a fresh perspective I aspire to empower birthing parents to look within and allow their bodies to lead the way. It is my honor to be able to help families cultivate a peaceful, loving birth and postpartum experience. See you soon...
Chicago, IL Service range 40 miles
The story of how I met Shaquan was funny, because she was a patient at the optometry office I opticianed for and at the time I found out I was pregnant I began my search of home birthing options. I hash tagged black doulas in the Chicago area in the Instagram search engine. I came across a handful of profiles,which included @Doulaforthepeople, Shaquan's IG user name. I messaged her not really knowing who she was at first. I considered my options in Chicago and also reached dd's out to a good friend in North Carolina who also was a doula and considered using her as a virtual doula since I knew her. But she too was on the hunt for a doula for myself who would be able to provide services for me under the conditions I needed. And the person she messaged and talk to was also the same person I reached out to,which was Shaquan. From there it seemed like the Universe was pointing me in her direction and there we began a beautiful relationship. She was well prepared to assist me in my pregnancy and birth. She was able to guide me and my husband through the hardest,yet beautiful moment of our lives and kept after me during my postpartum. I would hope to work with her again for baby #2!!!
If you are looking for a doula, you need to consider Shaquan! She recently assisted with the home birth of our fourth child and we couldn’t be happier. Her calm presence and reassurance made a big difference to both me and my husband while I was in labor. She comes with a bag full of tools to help make you as comfortable as possible and set the mood. She also utilizes essential oils if desired as well ?? One of the things that stood out is her desire to really support what we wanted at the birth and that is really key in helping set the tone for the delivery you want. She is easy to talk to, professional and overall a pleasure to work with so I encourage you to reach out to her today! Her calm demeanor is just what I needed in the midst of some really tough contractions and let’s not even talk about my transition... I was in the tub and she pulled out a cup of water and let it gently run down my back. It took all of the edge off of the pressure of the baby descending and gave me the boost I needed to start pushing. Thank you Shaquan!! You are made for this work!! Call her now for a consultation ??
I loved Shaquan from the moment I connected with her. As a FTM with a high risk pregnancy at 36, I knew I wanted to work with a doula but had an extremely hard time finding a black doula. I searched off and on for weeks before finally finding her at 36 weeks. Shaquan is very passionate about her doula work and that positive energy was felt during each of our encounters. I ended up being induced at 38+1 due to preeclampsia and Shaquan was the first person there to support me during labor. My son's birth was almost the exact opposite of what we envisioned but Shaquan helped to make my birth experience as positive as possible. If I ever had another baby I would work with her again in a heartbeat. She is informed, resourceful and open to however you want your birth experience to be.
I have to start this review by saying that this is Shaquan’s calling! I was pregnant with my second child after 10 years and I had a horrible birthing experience my first time around. It was extremely important for me to try my best to do this naturally this time even though I was terrified of the pain (terrified of the unknown). Shaquan made my birthing experience EXTREMELY calming & comfortable for both me & dad. We learned a lot as well. I would recommend her to the world if I could! Having her with me made a world of a difference this time around.
January 21st was one of the most beautiful days of my life. Thanks to you Shaquan for your support! I gave birth to my 2nd child after ten years and boy was I scared. I was able to enjoy the experience in a different, more confident way from ten years ago. She was very knowledgeable when it came to soothing my pains and helping me keep going after many scared moments with baby’s heart rate going up and down. She reassured me I was delivering natural. After 18 hours of intense labor and almost ready to just give up, she continued to encourage me with her techniques, music, and reassurance of getting through it. I used her breathing technique with every contraction and I delivered a healthy baby boy with 3 10 count pushes!!! I want to thank you so much Shaquan for your services and suppor!!
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