Meet Doula Shaheeraa Khan
Founder | Doula | Childbirth Educator
Congratulations on your pregnancy!
My name is Shaheeraa Khan, the founder of Happy Offspring birth & doula services.
I am a certified childbirth educator, birth & postpartum Doula trained with Childbirth International as well as Amani Birth. I am also a breastfeeding counsellor for breastfeeding mothers support groups and an avid volunteer at a local shelter supporting pregnant women. It is my passion for women to be heard and to be well-informed so that they are able to receive the best care and support during their life changing journey of pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I truly believe that shifting one’s mental state positively will prepare any woman for a smooth transition into motherhood.
Before being a Doula and an avid volunteer, I am firstly a mother, to my children. I am a huge believer of encouraging the child to grow at their own pace and exploring the things which they love – we homeschool, we enjoy nature walks, and mutual respect is a value that is heavily emphasized in our household. I also hold this value dear to me when engaging with expectant mummies and hold no judgement with regards to their birth choices – I only serve to educate and support women for an empowering birth experience.
Singapore is my motherland, however, I spent most of my schooling years in Australia. I have always been fascinated by the human body and had a strong passion for biology and chemistry. Initially, the dreamer in me had big aspirations to find the cure for cancer, so I graduated with a degree in Biomedical Science in hopes to become a medical scientist. However, my exposure to high school kids during my work in the laboratory made me fall in love with teaching. So I pursued a post graduate in Secondary Education majoring in Biology & Chemistry. Little did I know, I would end up as a teacher to mummies instead!
I returned to Singapore to get married and my journey into motherhood began shortly after. My personal birthing experience was the one that led me to this line of work. I learnt that being in tune with your body during labour and birth is really important. Therefore, I wanted to share the knowledge that I have acquired to help and guide other mummies so that they can experience the positive and empowering birth that they deserve. With that intention in mind, fuelled by my growing passion for childbirth, Happy Offspring was born in 2016.
At Happy Offspring, we believe that the birthing journey is truly a beautiful one and we hope to support both women and their partners through this life changing experience.
With Love, Shaheeraa