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Found 2 Pros in Peoria, IL, USA | Postpartum doula support
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Rachel Abraham


3 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

3 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

My name is Rachel Abraham and I am from Chicago, but I am currently residing in Peoria, Illinois. I attended Bradley University in Peoria where I received a Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in Sociology. I have always been interested in the labor and delivery process and I decided that I want to be able to serve the members of my community by becoming a doula. I currently provide labor/delivery and postpartum support and I look forward to getting to know you and going along with you on this beautiful journey.

Care philosophy

I believe that a doula is not only an advocate but a friend to the community that they serve. My goal is to do my best in getting my clients as close to the birth experience that they desire as well as serving them with compassion, care, and respect regardless of who they are or where they come from.

Areas served

  • Peoria, IL
  • Bloomington, IL


  • Ashley
    May 2, 2023 at 1:15 am | Client review

    A true gem. So helpful and comforting. I had my doubts about what was the best way to deliver my first child and after a lot of suggestions and input from family, I settled on finding a doula. I found Rachel through the recommendation of a friend and it was the most stress-free, comforting experience ever. I hope everyone comes across a doula such as Rachel if they do not have the pleasure or honor of actually having her as a doula through their child birth experience. Rachel’s services and wisdom did not stop at delivery. Months after giving birth she would regularly check up on me and baby PJ. Rachel has always fostered a positive and supportive relationship and environment with me, my fiancé and our families and I would love for her to be my doula for all my children I plan to have in the near future. Truly a gifted, loving person.

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Tarren Thomas

Spring Valley, IL

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 4 families supported • 1 years experience

I struggled with infertility and loss before I had my rainbow baby. This has strengthened me and led to my pursuit of education so that I may support others through their journey to parenthood. I breastfed for 5 years and helped my sisters through their births, even cesarean section births. Education on things that could happen and how to navigate your choices is what I provide to clients. Comfort measures during labor and encouragement to speak about what you want.

Care philosophy

Parents deserve to be supported and empowered in their choices during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum. I am here to help you find your power and educate you so that you can be prepared for what may come up in these times of your life. I believe that those who birth are the gatekeepers of life and that with this power comes enlightenment for you, as well as those around you.

Areas served

  • Bureau County
  • Lasalle County
  • Putnam County

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Peoria, IL offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Peoria, IL offer a wide range of after-birth support services, including:

  1. Caring for and assisting in the recovery of the birthing parent
  2. Providing breastfeeding and lactation support
  3. Offering advice for baby soothing, diapering and bathing
  4. Parent-baby bonding
  5. Caring for older siblings
  6. Light housework
  7. Night nannying or sleep relief services

Some parents require additional physical and emotional support due to their specific situation, lack of family support, or their particular lifestyle. A postpartum doula positively affects the entire family, as many postpartum doulas are involved in sibling care, housework chores, and educating clients on childcare information/techniques.

To find a postpartum doula in Peoria, IL, most parents recommend creating a job post on Meela and having uniquely qualified postpartum doulas near you (in your budget) reach out to you through the Meela app.

You can interview and chat with as many postpartum doulas as you wish and hire a postpartum doula in Peoria, IL with confidence. It is completely free to create a job post on Meela and find a postpartum doula. There are no commitments to hire any of the qualified and expert vetted postpartum doulas Meela brings you.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: Answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated postpartum doulas near you. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  2. Get your list of postpartum doulas: In a few hours, you will have a collection of postpartum doulas near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience, and read reviews. You can chat with each postpartum doula to learn more about them.
  3. Hire a postpartum doula with confidence: Schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top postpartum doula choices. Hire your top postpartum doula and start getting the care you deserve.

To find a postpartum doula, you can also browse the available postpartum doulas near you in Peoria, IL and read reviews, compare pricing, experience and fit. Send the postpartum doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend reaching out to and interviewing at least three postpartum doulas before hiring a postpartum doula near you. After interviewing, hire the most qualified postpartum doula near you and start getting the care you deserve.

While the cost of a postpartum doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, the average cost of a postpartum doula in Peoria, IL is $31 per hour, but typically ranges from $26 to $36 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 8 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela in the Peoria area. The average cost of a postpartum doula in Peoria, IL is lower than the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of Illinois, which is $34 per hour.

To put this in further context, the cost of a postpartum doula in Peoria, IL is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a postpartum doula, which is $37 per hour.

When hiring a postpartum doula in Peoria, IL, you and your doula will discuss and agree upon a fee structure, and your postpartum doula will send you itemized invoices through Meela, which you can pay securely through the app.

A postpartum doula in Peoria, IL is meant to help the entire family and their role is not just limited to the birthing parent and newborn. A doula provides physical and emotional support to parents and siblings, but they also offer information and advice regarding how to feed, bathe, swaddle, and soothe the baby.

They also often help with postpartum depression issues, and are considered child care “consultants” rather than medical professionals. Many postpartum doulas in Peoria, IL offer a range of services that can help with parents trying to adjust to a newborn child. These services often include:

  • Sibling care
  • Assist with household chores
  • Parent-baby bonding
  • Physical and emotional recovery
  • Support to parents and extended family

A postpartum doula in Peoria, IL can have a lasting positive impact on a family and help them feel more confident about their parenting role and the way that they feed and nurture their baby. They might offer advice regarding feeding, bathing, and parent-baby bonding.

It is important to note that a postpartum doula might offer advice but is not expected to provide medical care of any kind or serve as a replacement to an accredited physician. Postpartum doulas are also not qualified to prescribe medication.

Many new parents want to know about certified postpartum doulas and how exactly they are certified. Since the demand for postpartum doulas has greatly expanded in the last several years, the number of reputable postpartum doula training and certification programs has grown in Peoria, IL. Training criteria can differ from program to program, but most follow a similar curriculum which includes core academic curriculum and practical hours and real-life care experience.

One of the most common national postpartum doula training certifications comes from DONA International. A postpartum doula usually receives about 27 hours of practical training before they are a certified postpartum doula.

There are also CAPPA-certified postpartum doulas in Peoria, IL, as well. These doulas were certified by the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association, an international organization that certifies doulas and other childbirth educators/professionals.

As a reminder, because postpartum doulas are not trained to be a medical professional and diagnose and treat medical conditions, a certification is not required for them to practice.

As their names suggest, a birth doula’s main priority is to provide support services before, during and in the moments immediately after childbirth. A postpartum doula’s obligations usually begin after the birth, for several weeks or months. In many cases, your birth doula will also be a trained and certified postpartum doula, which can provide a continuity of care that many parents find extremely valuable.

Many parents want to know whether a postpartum doula or a baby nurse would meet their needs and expectations. A baby nurse might be focused on making sure that a baby sleeps or feeds properly, but that might be the extent of their role. A postpartum doula generally offers more holistic services for their clients.

A postpartum doula in Peoria, IL is expected to be more involved with the family as a whole. They might remain involved in sibling care or also provide emotional support to the partner as both parents adjust to becoming new parents. This may even include support for older siblings, light housework, and even meal prep. A postpartum doula provides more physical, emotional, and informational support than a baby nurse.

You can hire two types of doulas in Peoria, IL: a birth doula and a postpartum doula. The birth doula is during your pregnancy and through the birth of your child. They provide you with emotional, physical and educational support during your pregnancy, your labor and delivery and for the first few hours after your child is born.

A postpartum doula will support you for the first few weeks after the baby is born. They provide in-home assistance, including teaching you how to take care of your newborn, acting as lactation consultant, and can provide some night nanny services.

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