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Patrycja (Patty) Drozd CD(DONA)

PDdoula

Lisle, IL Service range 25 miles

7086555667

http://www.pddoula.com/

Birth Fee

$800 to $1000

Birth Fee

$800 to $1000


Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Birth Doula Experience

3 years and 32 births attended


Doula Training

  • DONA International, February 2017

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


College Education

BA/BS


Special Services Offered

  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Elimination communication education
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish

Fee Details

$800 for Suburbs - $1000 for Downtown/City/LakeShore area - $500 Partial Virtual Doula Support (see website for details) - $300 Virtual Doula Support (see website for details)

Lisle, IL Service range 25 miles

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Client Testimonials for Patrycja (Patty) Drozd CD(DONA)

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Lemesha Brown

5/19/2020

Patty is my hero! This is my first pregnancy and I decided to have a home birth. Glad I did because my baby was born during the Covid-19 Pandemic. My midwife said I needed a Doula since I was a first time mom. So I searched for a Doula and the reviews on Patty caught my eye. Everyone was saying how great she was with pain management. And I new that's what I needed if I was ever going to have a baby with no meds! My husband and I met with Patty and we knew we didn't need to look any further. She had a very warm approach and we could tell she  was passionate about what she does. Skip forward to the the delivery day. Patty was available when I needed her most. I went from early labor to active labor really fast and Patty arrived just in time. If I didn't have her I probably would have wanted to go to the hospital to get drugs. I was supposed to have a water birth but I got out the pool because I was uncomfortable. Patty put me in a great position in the bed and helped me breath through the contractions. She had a nice calm voice reminding me to breathe the baby down and this helped keep me calm. About an hour later I gave birth to our son Jeremias. Unfortunately my husband and I called the midwife a little late and she was an hour away. So the baby came before she arrived, which was 5 minutes later. However we did not worry, Patty was very calm and helpful, we had the midwife on the phone, and my husband caught the baby! Wow what an amazing experience and I couldn't have got through this without my awesome Doula. If I have a second child I will definitely hire her again. 

Paul Gray

2/28/2020

I don't use the word "perfect" lightly. Our experience with Patty was perfect. Kind, friendly, intelligent, hard working, completely professional without being even at all stuffy or inaccessible. She meshed so well with our midwife during our home birth. Even as the new father, I felt just as supported as I know my partner felt. Thanks Patty. So good. So so good.

Angie

1/31/2020

From the moment that my husband I met with Patty we knew that she would be the perfect match to help us through our labor. She was very energetic, knowledgable and compassionate and exactly what we were looking for in a Doula. We clicked with her right away and knew she would be the perfect addition to our birth plan. After our first meeting she made us feel comfortable and told us to connect with her with any follow up questions that we had. She wanted to make sure that that we were sure about our decision before moving forward. This attitude just confirmed for us that she would be the right choice. From the moment we told her we wanted her as our Doula she stayed in contact with us to make sure we had all the resources that we needed to prepare for our birth. She was always super responsive with any questions that we had which helped ease any anxiety that we had about our upcoming labor.

Once my labor started Patty was on call waiting for us to give her the signal to join us. Having Patty join us at the hospital was a godsend. She immediatley came in and started setting up a relaxing ambience to help my husband and I get into the right mindset. She stayed by my side for the next 12 hours or so making sure that I was comfortable and reminding me to stay calm and focused. Having her by my side while I labored kept me in a positive and calm mindset. She helped coach my husband as well so that they could tag team together to help me labor. I could not have imagined being able to labor without her by my side. I am a firm believer that people come into your life for a reason, Patty came into our lives to help bring the most precious gift that we will ever have into this world. I will always highly recommend her to anyone looking for a Doula. 

Rebecca Ambrosini

1/29/2020

In October 2019 I had my beautiful baby girl in the comfort of our home,with an amazing group of women. One of which being Patrycja and I couldn't tell you enough how wonderful she really was during that special time in our lives. Upon first meeting Patty my husband and I new from that very moment that she was the doula we wanted. She was warm, welcoming, understanding, animal lover and being first time parents she made us feel comfortable. When the day finally came she was a life savor in helping me breath and relax my body during contractions and in guiding my husband in helping put pressure on my back/hips. Another thing that really made everything special was the photos she was able to capture during the birth of my little girl. All my animals loved her and she was able to capture photos of my animals with me as labor progressed as well as my baby being born. My husband and I truly appreciate Patty and everything she did for our family.

 

Colleen

1/28/2020

If you are reading this you are probably deciding whether or not to hire a Doula. I understand, I was that person too. I work in healthcare and was told it's unnecessary to have a Doula because the Nurses are there. Well, let me tell you, NOT TRUE. The Nurses were not attentive and the moment Patty came into the birthing room I was instantly calm. I also thought, how can you pick a stranger to be in the room at such an intimate time? The second I met Patty I understood. She has an incredible energy and calming presence. She loves what she does and it shows. She even helped coach me through the birthing process without an epidural! Her knowledge and preparation is impeccable. She gave us laboring positions and techniques that we would've never known through our own research. You might think why Patty? Not only is her energy incredible but she was SO responsive. No matter what time of the day I e-mailed, texted, or called she responded immediately. That in itself speaks volumes! Patty was AMAZING and I can't thank her enough for the wonderful experience I had, well as wonderful as giving birth can be. ;) Good Luck my pregnant friends and may the odds be forever in your favor. 

Voytek Reczek

11/11/2019

My girlfriend and I hired Patrycja on the day of labor that started 2 weeks early. We could not make up our minds before as Patrycja was going to be unavailable on the due date, and other doulas charged twice as much in some cases. In retrospect, I have no clue how we would survive without Patrycja. My girlfriend decided to have natural labor that was exhausting for both of us. Patrycja was with her every minute providing guidance, support, and numerous techniques that were very helpful to manage pain while long hours were passing by.

I would recommend hiring Patrycja to every couple, especially to every hesitant man who will be present during birth of their children. She really knows what she’s doing, has a very friendly personality, and takes amazing pictures. Even our midwife admitted during a follow-up visit that she comes across several doulas and that ours was amazing.

Jennifer Banowski

11/6/2019

     This was our second time with Patty as my doula. I wouldn't have anyone else! She's so supportive and helpful! She helped me keep to my birth plan and make it through the contractions without an epidural. She works so well with my midwife and the RNs at the hospital were amazed with how awesome Patty was as well! (They all commented separately about how supportive Patty was, and how well she knew how to help my husband and me work through the contractions.) Patty spent a lot of time supporting me with initial breastfeeding/ skin to skin just after birth, with birthing the placenta, and handling the postpartum contractions. Patty was there to help me with just enjoying the first couple hours after the birth of our son. I recommend Patty to all my pregnant friends! She's a phenomenal doula! I'll continue to send people to Patty anytime so others can experience the support she provides! 

Karolina Rog

10/10/2019

If you’re searching for a doula, Patty is the person you need. I was hesitant to hire her due to the amount of births she has attended and boy was I wrong! It felt as she has been doing this her whole life! Patty is personable, knowledgeable and has great communication skills. 

My natural water birth was a great experience and I owe a lot of it to Patty. She was a great leader and had me going when I was on the verge of giving up. She was a great communicator via text, she responded quickly to my messages and followed up when I didn’t send her anything for a while. She offered to come to our home, but we decided it might be better to meet at the hospital. From the moment she walked into our room I knew I was in good hands. She might be a person in a tiny body, but she has a huge heart and passion for what she does. She’s very knowledgeable and personable. She had me doing poses and walking the entire time until it was time to push. Not sure what my experience would have looked like if we didn’t have Patty with us! She even brought me chicken noodle soup when she visited me at home and it was the best chicken noodle I ever had! If we ever have another child I will for sure use Patty again! 

Rebecca Taylor

7/19/2019

Where to even begin! I am a first-time mama, and I felt completely overwhelmed whenever I thought about labor and the entire birthing time. I would think about all of the movies and stories I heard, and I did not want to have those traumatic stories become my story.

Being able to meet with Patty was incredibly helpful for my husband and me. She provided a perfect starting point to begin our research about natural birthing and creating a birth plan. She gave support and emailed us resources and links during those next few months- answering all of my questions and concerns with graciousness and patience. Just by giving us that little nudge to learn more for ourselves, we were given the tools to feel more confident in our decisions and not completely "out of our element" when we enter the hospital. 

Patty was incredibly encouraging and wonderful the day-of our baby's birth. Just being able to talk with her eased both my husband and my concerns knowing that she's been through this and could guide us through this new experience as we enter the hospital. During the labor time, Patty was wonderful as she supported me and Ryan. She created a peaceful and calm atmosphere in the room (some nurses would even come in just because this was the "chill" room!). The nurses all loved her, and she was wonderful for the 8 hours of labor in that room as she reminded me to breathe and relax when I would forget. Lots of patience, words of encouraement, and exactly what I needed. 

We are so thankful for Patty's support, and I couldn't imagine going through this without her help and support! She is a dear friend, and I would recommend her to anyone interested in having a doula who 1) knows her stuff, 2) cares deeply about her clients, 3) intuitive of when to speak up in the hospital room and gaining the respect of OB and nurses alike, and 4) tremendously supports both momma and daddy throughout the entire pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

Miguel Rojas

5/5/2019

Heres the scoop, my wife is a high anxiety creature and we found out we were expecting around August of last year. This was after trying once already with a miscarriage, but she has this anthropology degree and mentioned hey we should hire a doula! I had no idea what that was, she explained throughout history women giving birth had other women help them through the miracle of birth, I said sure but I still didnt understand what this entailed. Then came November when we met up with Patty. I knew from the interview she not only cared about what she does but she cared about my wife and her needs and I understood this was a business transaction - I'm not easily sold but I was totally onboard but still skeptical because the title Doula still sounded funny in my head. We agreed to bring her onboard the Rojas family train and the destination was the birth of my son. Patty also recommended my wife and I attend something called Hypnobirthing classes with Robin to be ahead of the anxiety game, and Patty checked up on us until the big day came. I was getting concerned on timing since I'm ignorant to how long the birthing process takes but as we kept in contact she knew when to come which was the right time and she came into the room and I felt relief and when my wife wimpered in pain she turned into Patty the mighty doula and started from that point until the end helping my wife be more comfortable I would absolutely recommend hiring Patty to any other new moms and dads 10/10 would recommend Patty as your Doula.

In short I do want to let Dads know her services are for both of you when you need a break and when your lady needs 2 cheerleaders sometimes its okay to have the extra help because I can tell you now the nurses and doctors have lots on their plate already.

Sana Mithaiwala

6/4/2018

Patty was awesome! I cannot say enough wonderful things about her. My birth experience was so different because of her. She was supportive, kind and caring. She was there for me in every way that I needed and made my birth experience remarkable.  She took plenty of time to talk to me before hand she answered all my questions with lots of patience and compassion and for that I am so thankful. 

George Avet

5/16/2018

We had a baby boy on the way and learned about Patty and her services offered. We contacted her for more information. She personally met with us to discuss our plan, give tips and was a great communicator in the weeks prior to my sons birth. Patty is “ one in a million“ she went over and beyond the call of duty. My wife attempted to try a natural birth with a structured birth plan. That plan failed and we called Patty to the hospital at 3am, Patty immediately responded and was at our bedside with in a hour. She has a awesome set up and a great personality that is so helpful to the Fathers. This was our first child and Patty gave me the support I needed and reassurance all would be okay.  Patty coached with a handful of techniques and is very educated and on point with her techniques which helped my wife stay calm and collected! 

After 18 hours of a induced labor the decision was made for a C-Section which led to the birth of a handsome and healthy baby boy. Patty stayed bedside after birth for several hours to make sure all was okay and took beautiful photos that are a true treasure of that special moment. 

Patty followed up with us regularly and offers any assistance. She treats you like family and is a dedicated and honest person. I give her the highest recommendation and know that she is a sincere, honest and compassionate woman that offers a service that no one can match. 

If your having a baby I would’nt go in alone! Please call Patty as you will glad you did! She’s Awesome!! 

Kristyn Lynn

4/10/2018

When anyone asks me how I liked my experience delivering my 3rd baby with the help of a doula I always tell them that Patty was amazing! 

I've always wanted to deliver my babies without medication or medical intervention but was unable to with my first two children. I decided to seek the support of a doula for my 3rd baby. My midwife recommended I use Patty as my doula and I am so glad that she did. 

Patty was absolutely essential in being able to achieve my goal of having an unmedicated labor and delivery. She was there for every contraction and each technique she used, whether big or small, provided me with the help and encouragement I really needed.

Patty is passionate about her work as a doula and it really shows in her dedication to providing the support that you need during labor and delivery.

In short, Patty was a huge blessing to me and my family!

 

 

Emily Elskafoss

4/8/2018

Patty was worth her weight in gold! My husband and I would both highly recommend her. She met with us twice before the birth of our son and once afterwards to check in on us. She even stayed when I had to have an emergency csection and helped out once I had returned from the pacu.  Patty really enjoys what she does, and it really shows.  

Monika Weglarz

1/14/2018

My sister-in-law Patty is a wonderful doula. She added such a warm and peaceful atmosphere to my birth.
Before I went into labor, we were talking about my vision for my birth and she wanted to make sure that those plans happened. When I felt tired and worn out she was quick to come to my rescue. She suggested massage to release some of the pain I was experiencing. To have someone who is knowledgeable in the subject when your mind cannot focus is priceless. She was always by my side bringing me things I needed even before I asked. She even made some valuable suggestions and was a great support in some of my post-partum struggles.
Patty is truly passionate about being a doula and has incredible dedication to her clients. We had a wonderful experience and her niece had the best possible person by her mommy's side.

Paulina Krasniewska-Worwa

1/9/2018

When I called Patrycja to ask for her support during a birth of my daughter I knew right away that I contacted the right person. As a nurse I asked her many questions and Patrycja's answers made me feel very comfortable with her knowledge, experience,  and passion  for her profession. I also had a chance to get to know her a little bit closer as she agreed to join me in hypnobaby classes for 6 weeks. When the right time came, she was there for me with all her soul and all her heart. I can not imagine giving a birth to my daughter without her! She did not only implemented all the posdible comforting measures during my labor but she also helped me to stay focused and relaxed. Patrycja also took many amazing pictures of those few most important hours of my life for which I am very greatfull. I am recommending her services to every women caring a baby under the heart! Patrycja is an amazing person who will make your birth experience very  unique and the most wonderful one.

Monique Howard

1/5/2018

Patty was amazing before, during and after my birth. She was very patient and calm and provided me with almost a safe haven. She talked me through my contractions and kept me calm and focused. I would definitely recommend her to family and friends and if I were to have another child, she would be the first person I contact for doula services. If you want someone who is passionate and has you and your baby’s best interest at heart, she is the one to call. I also absolutely loved the pictures that were taken during my labor and after my son’s birth. 

Jennifer Banowski

8/17/2017

Patty (Patrycja) is amazing! As soon as my husband and I met with Patty when we were searching for doulas, we knew she was a perfect match. When I went into labor my husband reached out to Patty, she knew exactly what to do to keep he and I calm. That was just the beginning. While at the hospital Patty brought aromatherapy to keep me calm And set the tone in the room. She kept me on track with my plan, helped guide me, my husband, and even my mom throughout the entire labor. I wouldn't have been able to do it without Patty. At one point I began to question myself. Patty reassured me and reminded me of my strength. Because of Patty's constant reassurance and amazing support, I had a successful, intervention free birth. My husband and I are so grateful for Patty's support! We will definitely be calling Patty for our next baby, when that time comes! I highly recommend Patty!!!

Basia Jagoda

5/10/2017

I've known Patrycja for over a decade now. During this time I watched her become a wonderful mom of two boys. I also witnessed how passionate she is about everything that involves children starting from pregnancy, delivery, nursing, and kids' development . At that moment I knew she is going to make a great dula. Patrycja is a very warm, knowledgeable and compassionate person and she is the best support system a mom-to-be can ask for. I personally experienced it when she was with me during my both pregnancies and I can't thank her enough for that. She always made me feel like I was doing the best job as a new mom, especially during the first months when I was trying to establish the breastfeeding. Patrycja is not only a wonderful dula but a truly wonderful person, who I can gladly call my friend. 

Magda Ludwicka

4/24/2017

Patrycja is amazing! I would recommend her to every woman considering a doula!

Being a first time mama, I was nervous and had lots of self doubt over pregrancy, birth and breastfeeding.
Patty was there to listen, support and help me with any questions and doubts I had. She is very passionate about empowering women in the childbirth process and beyond - she made me feel more confident and helped me trust my instincts & do what I thought was best.

She was very positive, optimistic and there for me through the emotional roller coaster, especially during my postpartum experience. She was also wonderful breastfeeding support, thanks to the enouragement and support I got from Patrycja, I was able to breastfeed for much longer than I originally anticipated.

Patty is an amazing source of support and inspiration. She is reliable, trustworthy, knowledgeable and makes you feel so comfortable and confident! She encouraged me to be confident with my decisions and I will always be thankful to her for that.

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