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Found 11 Pros in Schaumburg, IL, USA | Birth doula support
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Mayra Elisa Buitron

Chicago, IL

3 reviews • 250 families supported • 8 years experience

3 reviews • 250 families supported • 8 years experience

Compassionate Latina bilingual doula hoping to provide support to families so they can have a positive birthing and postpartum experience. I have 9 years of experience as a birth worker and have been fortunate to support over 200 families. I am trained as a Bereavement, Birth & Postpartum Doula, as well as a Childbirth Educator.

Care philosophy

Provide compassionate, evidence-based and culturally-sensitive care in the Chicagoland area for birthing families during pregnancy and the postpartum period. www.bittybittybumpbump.com

Areas served

  • Chicago, Hinsdale, Arlington Heights, Des Plaines
  • Evanston

Reviews

  • Samantha
    August 9, 2023 at 1:27 am | Client review

    Mayra was our doula for the birth of both of our children. She really got to know me during my pregnancy and what our values were around childbirth. She thoughtfully helped us come up with our birth plan and was a reassuring presence during the ups and downs of pregnancy and childbirth. She was really able to communicate well with me, my partner, and the hospital team during the birth. We built a lot of trust with Mayra and worked with her again during my second pregnancy. We were able to have empowered natural births both times and I am so grateful to Mayra for her support in making that happen. I couldn’t have done it without her.

$ flexible
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Nikayla Campbell

Chicago, IL

2 reviews • 5 families supported • 2 years experience

2 reviews • 5 families supported • 2 years experience

I am a Christian birth and postpartum doula that started out in Chicago, IL. I have experience in birth, postpartum, and even early childhood development and am CPR certified.

Care philosophy

I believe that your body and your baby knows exactly what to do. You were created for this and I’m here to support you every step of the way.

Areas served

  • Chicago, IL
  • Phoenix, AZ

Reviews

  • Nikya
    May 1, 2023 at 12:53 am | Client review

    The Greatest! Excellent helper and very patient.

$ flexible
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Lorraine Black

Vernon Hills, IL

3 reviews • 60 families supported • 20 years experience

3 reviews • 60 families supported • 20 years experience

I started out as a teen. I was doing Doula work for neighbors, friends and family. I started my journey over twenty years ago. I feel like birthwork is my calling. I am a Certified Birthing & Postpartum Doula, Certified Bereavement Doula, Certified Childbirth & Lamaze Educator, Professional Herbalist and a Certified Placenta Expert/ Encapsulator. As you can see I wear many hats. I just want to help families through one of the most important times in their life.

Care philosophy

Evidence Based Care, Holistic Care

Areas served

  • Illinois
  • Chicago
  • Northern Suburbs
  • Oak Park
  • Lombard
  • North Chicago
  • Zion
  • Grayslake
  • Waukegan
  • Gurnee
  • Mundelein
  • Vernon Hills
  • Libertyville
  • Lincolnshire
  • Downtown Chicago
  • Highland Park
  • Arlington Heights
  • Oak Brook
  • Northbrook
  • Lake Forest
  • Barrington
  • Deerfield
  • Lake Barrington
  • Antioch
  • Round Lake Beach
  • Lake Bluff
  • Lake Villa
  • Lake Zurich
  • Wauconda
  • Hawthorn Woods
  • Long Grove
  • Wintrop Harbor

Reviews

  • Rowena
    October 28, 2022 at 11:56 am | Client review

    Lorraine was there for all three of my pregnancies and deliveries. She provided good care for my children and I. She wasn’t overbearing. She gave me what I needed when I needed it. Most of all she made me believe I was capable of everything that is thrown at us in labor. She encourage me to continue on even when I felt overwhelmed.

$ flexible
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Abigail Johnsen

Lakemoor, IL

0 reviews • 8 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 8 families supported • 3 years experience

My name is Abigail Johnsen and I live in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. I’m married 7 years to myhusband, Josh. We have two wonderful kiddos and an attention-hungry, lovable pup named Marcy. You’ll usually find us reading, watching Netflix, or dancing around the kitchen! I became a Birth Doula because I realized how much I hadn't known what exactly my body could do or even what I needed during the whole process. I wanted to learn and share that knowledge with others too. Birthing bodies are incredible and it is an honor to be able to be a part of your journey.

Care philosophy

I feel it is important for pregnant people to have the support and education they need to have a good birth experience. I want to empower people to make informed choices for their bodies and their children. I strive to give them the necessary support they need to have the birth that they want.

Areas served

  • McHenry County
  • Lake County
  • Kenosha
$ flexible
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Rebekkah Carney

Chicago, IL

2 reviews • 77 families supported • 4 years experience

2 reviews • 77 families supported • 4 years experience

I’m Rebekkah Carney, a Certified DONA Birth Doula with expertise in unmedicated births, DONA Postpartum Doula, Certified VBAC Doula (TVL), Spinning Babies® Parent Educator, GentleBirth Childbirth Educator, Professional Member of Evidence Based Birth, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, and owner of Supported Serenity LLC. Being a doula is my passion and joy. After having my own children and birth experiences, I could not stop thinking about birth. I was ignited to change careers and provide exceptional doula care to those in the Chicagoland area intending to have positive, empowering birth and postpartum support. Rebekkah believes everyone who wants a doula, deserves one. She offers clients high level care as an experienced doula. She believes in providing clients with evidence-based information to guide them through their birth preparation, this is the key to having a positive birth outcome. As much as we plan, we cannot always control the path our birth takes, so its important to be empowered with knowledge through childbirth education and prenatal preparation. Rebekkah absolutely loves how incredible the birthing body is, the physiological process of growing and birthing a baby is a life-changing experience, Rebekkah loves supporting clients who trust their bodies and want educate themselves about preparing both the mind and body. She loves to work alongside the birth team to provide the physical, emotional, and informational support throughout labor. Rebekkah’s number one goal is ensuring every family is treated with kindness, respect, and nurturing care. Her wish is to provide all birthing persons (and their partners) the opportunity to feel supported, learn, grow, and be empowered to have their own positive birth experience.

Care philosophy

My dream for you is to walk into your birth feeling supported, prepared, and knowing you will always have someone caring and focused on you and your family. I will walk along side you during a time of change and transition in postpartum, while I fill you with confidence, give you grace when you need it, and help you discover the strength you already have within yourself.

Areas served

  • Chicago
  • Birth Center of Chicago
  • Burr Ridge Birth Center
  • Evanston
  • Elmhurst
  • Oak Park
  • Hoffman Estates

Reviews

  • Michelle
    February 11, 2023 at 10:43 am | Client review

    Rebekkah was an incredible partner leading up to and during the birth of our son with her calming presence and evidence-based approach. I can say without a doubt that our birth experience would not have been possible without her coaching. She also photographed our birth – the pictures turned out incredible and will be cherished for years to come.

    We also hired her for postpartum support as we adjusted to life as new parents. We initially looked forward to her nights so we could get sleep, but the added bonus was seeing the little things she did to care for our son. She has a vast toolkit of tricks as someone who works with many children, and we picked up a lot of good tips as first time parents. She would also share recommendations for other providers depending on what we were wrestling with that week (e.g. lactation, pediatric dentists, bodywork). There’s no manual that comes with a newborn, but Rebekkah made for a viable and helpful alternative.

    If (and when) we do it all over again, Rebekkah will be my first call. Anyone would be lucky to have her by their side for pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum.

$ flexible
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Melissa Haley

Chicago, IL

0 reviews • 40 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 40 families supported • 3 years experience

My practice is informed by research & evidence, ritual, herbs & plants, and deep listening. I'm always learning (ex. Spinning Babies, HypnoBirthing, Bradley Method, Evidence-Based Birth, VBAC, pelvic floor health).

Care philosophy

*Vax & Cert * I'm the oldest of 5 and former teacher. I am here to support you and your partner through this transformation. I believe in the sacred the scientific. Expect personal touches, recommendations, clear communication, handmade gifts, grounding energy, and fun! I'm queer and love to work with LGBTQ+ folx.

Areas served

  • Chicago and Northwest suburbs
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Damiana Andonova

Chicago, IL

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 13 years experience

0 reviews • 100 families supported • 13 years experience

J'adore Mon Bébé provides exceptional, hyper-personalized care for new and growing families in every way. We provide doula services, short-term back-up care, transitional childcare, healthy materials and nursery design consults, bespoke GOTS-certified baby blankets, childbirth and parental education and support as well as baby event planning and baby-moon planning services. We are here for all your baby needs, so that you can spend more time confidently enjoying the sweet-like candy moments of parenthood. For more info, https://www.jadoremonbebe.com/

Care philosophy

I provide holistic, evidence-based relational care for new and growing families centered around the changing needs of babies and their caregivers. I employ a mixed-methods approach that helps parents along the entire journey from preconception to parenthood. I have experience in provider and site of birth selection, prenatal education and support, birth planning and the care of newborns.

Areas served

  • Chicago, Boston, Scottsdale
  • North Shore
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Ryiah Barnes

Chicago, IL

1 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

1 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

I am a trained Birth Doula working towards certification. As of now all I offer is Birth support, in the future I hope to expand my services. I am working on becoming a Lactation Consultant, WIC companion support, and abortion companion. I am also actively looking into addition trainings to help better serve diverse communities.

Care philosophy

With support and education you can have a positive birthing experience. I am committed to fostering a safe space for teen birthing people, POC, and members of the LGBTQIA community.

Areas served

  • Washington Heights
  • Evergreen
  • Beverly

Reviews

  • Miles
    March 6, 2022 at 3:50 am | Peer review

    Ryiah is very considerate and detail oriented. They go above and beyond for others and tends to put others before herself

$ flexible
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Dana Marion

Chicago, IL

0 reviews • 75 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 75 families supported • 4 years experience

Is to be able to provide knowledge to empower new moms on what to expect during childbirth, how to care for a newborn, breastfeeding support, and postpartum healing for the mother. It is my passion to support women and families during one of the most important times in their life of becoming a new mom or family since it can be intimidating.

Care philosophy

The core values of empowering mothers during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum, by providing healthy resources after birth and educating mothers on how to build a supportive community to keep both mother and baby healthy & happy.

Areas served

  • Chicagoland Area
$ flexible
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Daisy Johnson

Chicago, IL

2 reviews • 42 families supported • 4 years experience

2 reviews • 42 families supported • 4 years experience

Here at Mother Ma'at Doula Services my clients recieve the best of care with the roots being strongly engrained in the themes of freedom, new beginnings, justice, morality, organization, balance, promises and Universal Law. Ma'at's symbols are ostrich feathers (or any feathers). In Egypt, Maat is the ultimate representation of fairness, justice and truth

Care philosophy

Our mission is to enhance the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual health of mothers, babies and families through education, comfort and support in efforts to eliminate poor birth experiences due to racial health disparitie

Areas served

  • 60614
  • 60452
  • 60628
  • Chicago
  • 60428

Reviews

  • Queen
    April 27, 2022 at 8:08 am | Client review

    We decided to go the home birth route after researching our options in the early months of pregnancy. Our Midwife gave us a few choices, Daisy was one of them, which we interviewed and ultimately chose Daisy. The main reason was she was so down to earth that I knew she could get along with my fiesty husband and take charge at the same time if something was to go wrong. We also liked the fact that she could still come along with us if we had to go to the hospital to give birth. We were impressed and comforted by her great amount of expertise which we learned from taking one of her virtual child birth classes.

    The day of the birth we called Daisy at 2 am and she comforted our anxiety and asked us questions that would help her understand how far we were. As the labor progressed she came over and gave me little exercises like going up and down the Ball and swaying my hips to help move the baby around. She was the one who passed along the info to our midwife of how far along I was.

    My midwife came over and 30 minutes later we gave birth to our son. Daisy was there adjusting my pillow, helping me drink water, and encouraging me while I pushed.

    After the birth, she checked on us frequently and gave us tidbit of info to help that we still use today. She had herbs for our lotus birth and breastfeeding. I would recommend Daisy to anyone whether home birth or hospital birth to have by your side. We will use her again in the future and wouldn’t think to go elsewhere!-QJ 05/2020

$ flexible
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Addi Curran

Chicago, IL

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

Addi is a new labor doula on the Chicago Family Doulas team for the summer months (May-August). Originally hailing from Wilmette, she is currently a nursing student at the University of Pittsburgh pursuing labor and delivery nursing. She is trained with DONA as a birth doula and with Maternity Wise Institute as a postpartum doula. Addi provides care using the five arms of doula support: spiritual, mediatorial, physical, emotional, and informational guidance. She is especially knowledgeable on gynecological illnesses and mental health. Addi supports all types of births and knows the inner workings of hospitals well. She has two years of experience as a nursing student, nursing assistant, and patient care technician and has worked on a variety of units including brain injury rehabilitation, cardiology, oncology, and orthopedics. The journey to becoming a doula came after Addi decided to pursue labor and delivery nursing and wanted to gain more experience in the field. Additionally, she has two years of experience caring for infants including those with special needs and chronic illnesses. In her free time, Addi enjoys knitting, going for walks, trying new coffee shops, and reading. She is a student mentor for freshmen at Pitt with disabilities and an incoming volunteer birth doula at Genesis of Pittsburgh. Addi is extremely passionate about her work and looks forward to supporting your family!

Care philosophy

I strive to care for women throughout pregnancy, labor, and postpartum using the five arms of doula support: physical, emotional, mediatorial, spiritual, and informational guidance.

Areas served

  • Chicago, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glenview, Evanston
  • Skokie, Elmwood Park, Oak Park, Cicero

Doula Services: FAQs

A doula is a professional that provides emotional, physical and educational support to new parents before, during, and after childbirth and into the early postpartum period. Doulas are companions who strive to give families a safe, positive, and healthy labor experience. They provide parents with evidence-based information and education on childbirth and are someone who the parent can turn to with questions and concerns about having a baby. Doulas also take an active role in collaborating with the parent to create a birth plan.

A certified birth doula offers advice and techniques to help reduce the stress that the parent often experiences during childbirth and provides you with education about different aspects of delivery and labor and what comes after.

There are two ways you can hire a doula through Meela in Schaumburg, IL.  

You can browse through the available doulas in Schaumburg, IL and send the doulas you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend interviewing at least three before hiring your top doula.

You can also hire a doula in Schaumburg, IL in three easy steps:

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

While the cost of a doula can vary based on experience and the services offered, you can expect the average cost of a doula in Schaumburg, IL to be $959, which is the average cost of a doula in the state of Illinois. The cost of a doula in Schaumburg, IL can range from $782 to $1,136. These costs are based on a representative group of 358 doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Illinois. The average cost of a doula in Illinois is about the same as the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $971.

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

Some insurance companies will cover all or part of the cost of hiring a doula. Contact your insurance company to find out if they offer any coverage for hiring a doula; not all insurance companies do.

You can hire two types of doulas in Schaumburg, 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.

Yes, a birth doula can provide support during a Cesarean birth and delivery. Doulas are non-medical professionals and do not replace obstetricians, physicians, midwives or nurses. They are an additive member to the team and provide emotional, physical and informational support to the birthing parent, partner and family. It is up to you whether the certified doula can remain in the operating room during the procedure.

When you hire a doula in Schaumburg, IL, your services typically include several in-person prenatal sessions, 24/7 phone and text support, full attendance throughout your labor, and several hours of support immediately following your birth.

A doula in Schaumburg, IL can help you in any kind of birth. Certified doulas are able to assist parents in creating the ideal “birth environment” and help parents deliver their baby safely. A doula can provide support during the birth whether it occurs in a hospital, a home, or another birth center of some kind. Doulas are there to support you in your desired birth preferences, whether that is a preference for natural, non-medicated, assisted, C-section or anything else.

Certified doulas can also act as a liaison between you and hospital staff regarding your childbirth expectations and preferences. For example, if your preference is to have a non-medicated birth, a doula can help guide you through that process and create a personalized birth plan. A certified doula in Schaumburg, IL does not replace medical staff (such as your obstetrician and nurses).

When a surgical procedure is required, there are some situations in which a birth doula can also remain in the operating room, although this is not an expected obligation. A certified birth doula can also assist hospital staff to improve the overall birthing experience. A doula in Schaumburg, IL will typically stay with the parents for several hours after birth to help them with birth recovery.

Evidence suggests that a birth doula in Schaumburg, IL can help improve parent satisfaction with their baby’s birth and delivery. The involvement of a doula can also lead to shorter deliveries with less complications.

Recent studies show that parents who have a support person like a doula by their side throughout labor and childbirth are more likely to:

  1. Give birth without the need for pain medicine
  2. Describe their birth experience in a positive way
  3. Give birth without the need for medical intervention, such as C-sections or vacuum delivery
  4. Experience a shorter labor

You can hire a doula early in your pregnancy to allow you time to get to know each other and to begin planning for your later trimesters, labor, birth, and aftercare. It is ideal to hire a doula when you are around 20 weeks along, but you can start looking for one before that.

It is never too late to hire a doula in Schaumburg, IL; you have right up to your due date to find a doula near you and receive all the benefits of doula support.

While many people think that a doula and a midwife are the same thing, their educational background and job duties are different. Doulas are non-medical professionals who provide emotional, physical and educational support, while also offering actionable advice and guidance to new parents about how to nurture their baby.

A midwife is a certified nurse-midwife (CNM) or a certified midwife (CM). CNMs are medical professionals that are certified and licensed by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. CMs are also certified, but they do not have nursing backgrounds.

Doulas are not medical professionals; they focus on the emotional support for the parents and the family before, during, and after the birth of the baby. Their job is to provide information, advice, and support to the family not diagnose any medical conditions or provide medical advice.

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