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Maria Brothers

312 Doulas

Chicago, IL Service range 10 miles I do not drive - families must be CTA or Metra accessible.

8155298698

https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-brothers-a7349a8a/

Postpartum Rate

$20 to $30

Postpartum Rate

$20 to $30


Postpartum Doula Experience

1 years and 8 families served


Doula Training

  • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), October 2019

Type of practice: Doula agency employee

Clients per month: 1 to 3


College Education

BA/BS


Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • Parenting consulting
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep educator
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Fee Details

I am so honored to be a Postpartum Doula and Lactation Educator, receiving both trainings from CAPPA. I currently am employed by 312 Doulas, Chicago Family Doulas, and Bliss Newborn Care. I primarily provide night support, but I'm very happy to offer daytime support as well. I am constantly looking to expand my knowledge and love attending workshops to strengthen my passion.

Chicago, IL Service range 10 miles I do not drive - families must be CTA or Metra accessible.

Client Testimonials for Maria Brothers

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Rachel Jacobs

5/13/2020

Maria was an absolutely fabulous postpartum doula! We worked with 312Doulas for labor and delivery and trusted them to provide us with the support we needed postpartum, even in the COVID19 environment. Maria was very proactive and professional in her communication and the additional safety measures needed given the current pandemic. She set up a call with us prior to her first night to give us options about how we could best work together to meet our desired outcomes. She also provided us with recommendations and helpful tidbits about newborns whenever asked. It is very clear that Maria loves babies, which made us confident in her ability to provide the right love and care for our daughter.

Emma

4/2/2020

Maria is a terrific doula. She came to my apartment on our first night home from the hospital and I felt at ease immediately. It was such a relief to have my daughter in such good hands at a time when everything was new and overwhelming.

I had Maria for several nights a week over the first few months. While my baby is now more settled, sleeping longer, and I feel more confident in what I'm doing, I foresee still using Maria's services at times in the future.

Getting good sleep in the first few weeks was so beneficial. Having a doula was a great investment, and having Maria as a doula was invaluable.

In addition to taking terrific care of the baby, Maria has provided excellent advice. She is very knowledgeable about products and what might work, given her extensive experience working with babies and children. She has allayed fears and provided much needed reassurance when I've needed it. In that sense, I feel she's done more than simply take care of my child - she's also helped me learn how to do things myself and provided moral support. I think it would have been significantly harder without her.

Maria is extremely professional, is punctual, and very communicative. She is very friendly, and has a great personality. Best of all, she clearly loves children. I recommend her very highly.

Samantha

3/6/2020

We cannot begin to say enough good things about Maria! Maria started with us the day we brought our newborn daughter home from the hospital. She provided postpartum night doula support for us multiple nights a week for 6 weeks. From day one Maria helped to put our minds at ease and genuinely cared for our daughter. She taught us so much and constantly provided us with information and suggestions to help get us through this challenging phase of adjusting to parenthood. We learned something new every night she was with us and she was able to walk us through all the day to day changes a newborn goes through as they grow. Maria is also incredibly warm, friendly and very positive (which is important when you are feeling anxious and frustrated as a new parent) and was also so great at soothing our daughter. She was instrumental in introducing bottles to our exclusively breastfed daughter - not an easy task! She was absolutely amazing with our daughter and we knew we could fully trust her right away. Entrusting someone to care for your child is a huge decision. Anyone looking for any sort of care for their child should definitely trust Maria - we will absolutely work with her in the future. Thank you Maria!

Taylor Hebert

1/1/2020

Maria was great! She assisted us during our sons sleep regression and helped with transition out of the swaddle. We were able to get some much needed sleep and had complete trust in Maria to take care of our son. She provided us with a detailed log at the end of the night. 

Jen

12/31/2019

Maria was great with our one week old. She was patient and took the time to get to know his personality. I felt confident leaving him with her overnight. 

Anne

12/14/2019

Maria took care of our newborn son for a few overnights, allowing us to get some much needed sleep! She has a lovely, calming presence, and was very patient with our grunty baby, even when he developed a nasty cough. She has always been very responsive, accomodating, and was quickly invested in our son's wellbeing in the short time we've known her. If/when we decide we need some more nights "off," we wouldn't hesitate to use her again.

Postpartum Availability for Maria Brothers

= Available. Calendar last updated: 04-20-2020