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Kelli Benke

Kelli Rose Doula

Website: http://www.chicagofamilydoulas.com

Phone: 7089459668

Birth Fee: $1100

Postpartum Rate: $30

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years

Postpartum Doula Experience: 2 years and 8 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • REAL Doula - Certified Labor Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • REAL Doula - Certified Postpartum & Newborn Doula

Doula Training

  • ProDoula, April 2017
Type of Practice: Doula agency employee

Clients per Month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: none
Attends hospital births? Some Hospitals
Attends birth center births? Some Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Breastfeed {Naturally} Certified Breastfeeding Advocate
  • Breastfeed {Naturally} Certified Breastfeeding Educator
  • Early Lactation Care Specialist (Advanced Birthing Concepts)

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Infant massage education
  • Sleep Educator

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Client Testimonials for Kelli Benke

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Ebony Hampton

I had to wait until Thanksgiving to post my review about my doula, Kelli! I am so thankful for her. Kelli is absolutely amazing at what she does. She turned a horrible experience with our delivery hospital into a truly joyous occasion. She was very professional and nurturing throughout the labor and delivery, which was needed as I was experiencing difficulties with the hospital staff. I am so glad she was there because her knowledge was superior to my uncaring nurses! She was extremely educated about everything the doctors were saying and explained to me the options I had, as well as the pros and cons of each decision. My pregnancy was high risk and had many complications, and the day our daughter came was no exception but she made it easier. Her presence during the birth of our daughter was a tremendous help, considering that we are young first time parents that didn’t have any familial support. It was a blessing to have not only a friend, but an experienced and encouraging coach to help us along the way. I was so relieved to have her in the delivery room, coaching me through contractions, and explaining things to my fiancé, Tyler, when I was unable to advocate for myself while under strong medications. Prior to the birth, Kelli was also super helpful not only in educating us in what to expect in the weeks leading up to the birth, but everything after as well. She helped ease the concerns I had by answering any questions we had, and if she didn’t know the answer she found out for us. Although we did not have our ideal labor and delivery as planned, Kelli made it perfect when it could not be. My daughter, Tyla, was born after 36 hours of laboring with no progress via a C-Section. Kelli helped me to labor as long as I could before we ultimately had to have the surgery, and without her I wouldn’t have made it. She is the best at what she does and we recommend her highly to everyone looking for doula services. Thank you so much Kelli!

Posted 11/23/2017

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Gordana Radmilovic

Kelli has made the transition to motherhood with a high energy, strong willed, and curious baby manageable! The days sure are long, and I struggled to find a way to get anything other than my little one cared for, because he's a Velcro baby who will not be put down.

Kelli's postpartum support is phenomenal. She's reliable, caring, adaptable and a very positive individual. When my son is really fussing, she always finds a way to re-engage him and brighten up all of our days. She helps me in many other ways at home, with laundry, meal prep, light cleaning, and most importantly, allows me to have a break and even shower! ;-) She also serves as a great ear to discuss any issues I may be experiencing with my son and provides a fresh perspective.

I have come to learn that being a mama is no small feat, and although I have a demanding career, motherhood is significantly more complex. Thanks to Kelli, I'm starting to find a rhythm and make it all work! 

Posted 9/19/2017

Birth Availability for Kelli Benke

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Postpartum Availability for Kelli Benke

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