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Found 7 Pros in Waukegan, IL, USA | Postpartum doula support
EXPERIENCE
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Families served
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Birth fee
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HOURLY RATE
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Lorraine Black

Vernon Hills, IL

3 reviews • 60 families supported • 10 years experience

3 reviews • 60 families supported • 10 years experience

I started out as a teen. I was doing Doula work for neighbors, friends and family. I started my journey over ten years ago. I feel like birthwork is my calling. I am a Certified Birthing & Postpartum Doula, Certified Bereavement Doula, Certified Childbirth Educator 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

  • Lake County, IL

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.

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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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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

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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
$ 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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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
$ 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 Waukegan, IL offer all sorts of practical, physical, informational and emotional support to new parents. Postpartum doulas in Waukegan, 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 Waukegan, 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 Waukegan, 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 Waukegan, 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 Waukegan, 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 Waukegan, 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 Waukegan, 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 Waukegan, 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 Waukegan, 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 Waukegan, 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 Waukegan, 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 Waukegan, 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 Waukegan, 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 Waukegan, 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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