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Found 13 Pros in Schaumburg, IL, USA | Postpartum doula support
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Tracee Sharrieff

Chicago, IL

4 reviews • 8 families supported • 35 years experience

4 reviews • 8 families supported • 35 years experience

Soulful Doulas is a compassionate doula service business that provides emotional, physical, and informational support to individuals during childbirth and other reproductive experiences. Specializing in personalized care, we offer continuous presence, advocate for clients' preferences, and collaborate with healthcare providers. Our postpartum support includes breastfeeding assistance and guidance on self-care. We aim to enhance the overall birthing experience and well-being, promoting a positive reproductive journey.

Care philosophy

Empathetic, empowering, and personalized support for a positive, informed, and transformative reproductive experience with dignity.

Areas served

  • Evanston IL
  • Chicago IL
  • Skokie IL

Reviews

  • Kellee
    February 27, 2024 at 9:48 am | Client review

    Tracee is thoughtful, compassionate, informative and I will use her again!

$ flexible
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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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Natalie Pulvino

Chicago, IL

2 reviews • 15 families supported • 4 years experience

2 reviews • 15 families supported • 4 years experience

With a Masters in Public Health focusing on reproductive health, and experience in integrative nutrition health coaching, eco-therapuetics, and perinatal yoga, my work as a doula is born from a multidisciplinary background focused on promoting health and wellbeing. I have spent over 4 years teaching individuals to connect to their bodies and minds and have studied the systemic influences which shape health outcomes and inequities, but more importantly I am a warm and grounding individual who is passionate about supporting peoples' pregnancy and birth experiences. I am here to provide evidence-based tools, resources, and compassionate support as you weave through your pregnancy and parenting journey.

Care philosophy

Hi there! My goal is to provide you with compassionate, evidence-based support before, during, and after birth. I acknowledge and celebrate the multitude of backgrounds, identities, and preferences of birthing people and prioritize respect, autonomy, and inclusion as the pillars of my practice. By working with me, my hope is that you feel connected, empowered, and held in your birth experience.

Areas served

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Chicago, IL

Reviews

  • Maddy
    July 19, 2024 at 10:08 am | Client review

    As a former yoga client, it is a privilege to share my experience with Natalie Pulvino. Her skill level and abilities reach beyond what I ever expected. She effortlessly curated each session to my personal goals, as well as modified every movement for my body and capabilities. What I loved most about working with Natalie was her calming energy, she can beautifully hold space for her client making them feel safe and seen. She is a gifted practitioner. I believe anyone who works with Natalie is in good hands. She values her clients needs over all else and understands the responsibility that come with that.

$ flexible
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Danyale Washington

Bloomingdale, IL

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 3 years experience

0 reviews • 10 families supported • 3 years experience

There are many things that you may be uncertain or uneasy about, and that is normal. It's said "it takes a village" and that is what I strive to provide for my clients—making sure you are surrounded by others who are committed to helping YOU and your family get the best possible start!

Care philosophy

My goal as your doula is to be the extra set of hands that helps ease the expansion of your family at such a pivotal time. My mission is ensure ALL members of the family are thriving and cared for. From the birthing person to the dog to the plants and everything and everyone in between!

Areas served

  • Bloomingdale
  • Northwest Suburbs of Chicago
  • Southwest Suburbs of Chicago
  • North Suburbs of Chicago
  • Chicago
$ 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 • 55 families supported • 4 years experience

0 reviews • 55 families supported • 4 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
$ flexible
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Emily Laning

Chicago, IL

4 reviews • 20 families supported • 2 years experience

4 reviews • 20 families supported • 2 years experience

I have spent the past 10 years mentoring college students and helping them navigate a significant transition in their lives. I've always been interested in the healthcare field though, and when I learned about doulas I saw a great possibility of continuing to help people navigate transition and providing wholistic support to them. I went through full spectrum doula training last year and am looking forward to serving people as a birth and postpartum doula! I work with a non-profit organization so I am able to provide support to people without cost. All people deserve compassionate care and I look forward to working with anyone who may be interested in doula support but is unable to cover the cost. Please visit holdinghopebirth.com for more information!

Care philosophy

I believe birth is a hugely transformative time in a person’s life and affects you not just physically but also emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. I desire to journey with you in all these areas, holding space for you so that you are seen, supported, and empowered in each step of the journey. I desire that you will know your own dignity and worth and have the confidence to be who you are.

Areas served

  • Chicagoland area
  • specifically north and west Chicago neighborhoods

Reviews

  • Chrismarie
    April 30, 2024 at 7:26 am | Client review

    Having Emily as my doula was the best decision my partner and I made during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Emily is professional, knowledgeable, dedicated, compassionate, creative, and so very caring. I can’t speak highly enough of her and how much peace of mind it brought me and my partner being able to reach out to her anytime. Emily gave us first timers tools and techniques to use leading up to labor and during so that I could safely labor. She stayed in frequent communication with us and advised based on my contractions when was the right time to head to the hospital. She was incredibly supportive and arrived to the hospital perfect timing to assist my partner and I. Thank you Emily!

    -ChrisMarie and Mack-

$ 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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Kinsey Major

Chicago, IL

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 2 years experience

I decided to become a postpartum doula because of the doulas' role to nurture the mother in the postpartum period. I was blessed to be present for 3 of my 5 nephews births and being present for the 4th trimester for my sister in law. I saw a great need for nurturing and support for them and the entire family during that time and it motivated me to become a postpartum doula.

Care philosophy

My goals as a birth professional are to be a lifelong learner and to challenge myself in ways so that I can become the best doula I can be for my clients.

Areas served

  • across the united states

Postpartum Doula Services: FAQs

For most parents, the transition into early parenthood is hard. Postpartum doulas in Schaumburg, IL offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Schaumburg, 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 Schaumburg, 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 Schaumburg, 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 Schaumburg, 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, you can expect the average cost of a postpartum doula in Schaumburg, IL to be $34 per hour, which is the average cost of a postpartum doula in the state of Illinois. The cost of a postpartum doula in Schaumburg, IL can range from $28 to $40 per hour. These costs are based on a representative group of 358 postpartum doulas surveyed by Meela across the state of Illinois. The average cost of a postpartum doula in Illinois is lower than the U.S. national average cost of a doula, which is $37 per hour.

When hiring a postpartum doula in Schaumburg, IL, you and your postpartum 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.

A postpartum doula in Schaumburg, 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 Schaumburg, 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 Schaumburg, 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 Schaumburg, 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 Schaumburg, 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 Schaumburg, 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 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.

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