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Shalawn Facey
Birth Assistant
Lactation/Feeding Specialist
Placenta Encapsulator
Bk Doula
Regions Served
Other regions served
Parts of Queens

# of Births Attended

101+ births
Languages Spoken
Certifications, Trainings, or Apprenticeships
PostPartum Doula -Trained & Apprenticed under Christine Keeley (2005)
Birth Assistant - Trained with the Brooklyn Birthing Center (2007)
Doula Mentorship Program -Masters Level- Manhattan Birth under Tanya Wills (2019-2020)
BLS-Basic Life Support
NRP-Neonatal Resuscitation
Certified in Bloodborne Pathogens
Mental Health First Aid
CLC - Certified Lactation Counselor (Healthy Children's Project, Inc)
Currently taking the Maternal Infant Assessment for Breastfeeding and Human Lactation Course (Healthy Children's Project, Inc)
Births Supported At
Birthing Center
Services Offered
Birth Doula
Classes / Workshops / Trainings
Lactation/Feeding Specialist
Placenta Encapsulation
Postpartum Care
Postpartum Doula
Prenatal Care

About the Provider

I'm a wife, a mother and a New York native who hails from Brooklyn. I have a strong belief in supporting new and transitioning parents. After having my first child, in 2003, I became totally committed to finding support for myself and anyone else venturing into parenthood. As a breastfeeding mother, I soon realized the importance of great support for breastfeeding/lactating parents. Shortly after I began training and working as a postpartum doula. Helping new parents navigate the waters of parenting a newborn became my passion.

In 2007 I trained and became a Birth Assistant/Midwife Assistant and worked as an assistant at the Brooklyn Birthing Center for many years; I later assisted with home births as well, which I continue to do today. I became a Certified Lactation Counselor in 2012.  

I taught Newborn Care classes with Tribeca Parenting. I also facilitated Breastfeeding Drop-In support groups for them as well. Later I taught private and group Newborn Care classes and still do.

I have been offering labor support for many years. I have over 15 years of experience. I have attended well over 400 births, as a birth assistant and labor support person. I've also supported many new families offering postpartum or Lactation support. From 2014 to 2016 I worked at a local Brooklyn hospital doing lactation work. 

In recent years I have been working to bring awareness to the importance of doula support and the disparity in care within the black and brown community. I am Bk Doula and consider myself an advocate and educator and give help and support whenever I can.

 In 2022, I will be working in the hospital setting again, doing lactation work, teaching and hoping to make a difference in the community.

Offers & Pricing

Last Updated 02/09/2022
Postpartum Support
Labor/Birth Support
Placenta Encapsulation
Sliding scale available