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Giovanna Otavalo

Tiny Tusks Doula

Website: http://www.tinytusksdoula.com

Phone: 224-688-2994

Birth Fee: $1000 to $1300

Postpartum Rate: $35 to $40

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 26 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 4 years and 33 families served

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Minutes away from Northwest Community Hospital, St. Alexius, Alexian Brothers, Lutheran General
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

College Education

  • MA/MS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Single parents
  • Teens
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Antepartum doula
  • Baby sign language education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

New Moms, Inc.- subject matter expert for their career training, diaper and formula drive organizer

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Mount Prospect, IL
Travel Range: 20 Miles
Travel comments/restrictions: None

Client Testimonials for Giovanna Otavalo

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Saralinda Willner

Giovanna was a huge help post partum . She was a wealth of great advice for newborns and she was accessible at any time when I had questions . It's really hard in the beginning with a newborn , i highly reccomend a post partum doula for all the new mothers out there. 

Posted 11/7/2016

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Irina Gotman

I simply cannot say enough positive things about my experience with having Giovanna as my doula. From our very first meeting to our recent postpartum visit she did everything in her power to put me at ease and increase my confidence around the birthing process as well as the motherhood. During my very long (26 hour) labor, she was very supportive and would explain everything in great detail to my husband and I, to ensure my needs were being met. I would highly recommend Giovanna to anyone!

Posted 11/1/2016

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Karina Bosis Portnoy

Giovanna was absolutely amazing. She tailored her approach to my needs and provided an incredibly calming labor experience which included walking around a park with my husband and I for 5 hours next to the hospital waiting for contractions to get stronger. I felt like I was hanging out with an old friend who gave me confidence that I can have the birth I wished for. It was Giovanna's positive demeanor and wealth of knowledge that gave me the peace of mind I needed in an otherwise very stressful situation. I can't put into words all that Giovanna has done for me except to say she gave me the gift of natural birth which I know for certain I would not have been able to do without her. She is absolutely wonderful and I have been recommending her to anyone considering a doula. 

Posted 10/27/2016

Birth Availability for Giovanna Otavalo

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Postpartum Availability for Giovanna Otavalo

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