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Patrycja (Patty) Drozd CD(DONA)

PDdoula

Website: http://www.pddoula.com/

Phone: 7086555667

Birth Fee: $800 to $1000

Fee Details: $800 for Suburbs $1000 for Downtown/LakeShore area

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 24 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

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

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Breastfeed {Naturally} Certified Breastfeeding Advocate

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Graphic Designer (Baby Announcements, Invitations, design and print)

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Elimination communication education
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography

Languages spoken: English and Polish (Mówie po Polsku)

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Lisle, IL
Travel Range: 25 Miles

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

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Voytek Reczek

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.

Posted 11/11/2019

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Jennifer Banowski

     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! 

Posted 11/6/2019

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Karolina Rog

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! 

Posted 10/10/2019

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Rebecca Taylor

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.

Posted 7/19/2019

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Miguel Rojas

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.

Posted 5/5/2019

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Sana Mithaiwala

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. 

Posted 6/4/2018

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George Avet

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!! 

Posted 5/16/2018

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Kristyn Lynn

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!

 

 

Posted 4/10/2018

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Emily Elskafoss

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.  

Posted 4/8/2018

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Monika Weglarz

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.

Posted 1/14/2018

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Paulina Krasniewska-Worwa

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.

Posted 1/9/2018

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Monique Howard

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. 

Posted 1/5/2018

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Jennifer Banowski

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!!!

Posted 8/17/2017

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Basia Jagoda

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. 

Posted 5/10/2017

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Magda Ludwicka

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.

Posted 4/24/2017

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