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Margaret Chen

Birthing A New You

New Lenox, IL Service range 65 miles

Birth Fee

$1100 to $1300

Postpartum Rate

$45 to $55

Birth Fee

$1100 to $1300

Postpartum Rate

$45 to $55


Birth Doula Experience

4 years

Postpartum Doula Experience

4 years


Doula Training

  • BEST Doula Training, January 2021

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 3 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: I fully support each mom’s unique journey and her preferences for her birth. I am equipped to assist with all types of births including: natural, epidural, VBACs and C-sections.

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Open to all—familiar with: Silver Cross, Edward Hospital, Good Samaritan, Northwestern Medicine

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Open to all—familiar with: Burr Ridge Birth Center

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


College Education

BA/BS


Special Services Offered

  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • End of life doula services
  • First Aid and CPR
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Photography - Birth
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Pregnancy is an incredible opportunity to evolve into a new version of yourself. Women have an intelligence in our bodies that we have forgotten how to tap into. I will guide you to tune into yourself and advocate for you to have the safe, beautiful birth that you deserve.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

My fee range includes a variety of services that can be tailored to your needs and desires during your pregnancy. I also offer powerful support sessions that allow moms to feel empowered, excited and hopeful for the arrival of their baby.

Service Area

New Lenox, IL Service range 65 miles

Client Testimonials for Margaret Chen

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Mary

1/3/2023

Having Margaret as our post-partum doula was a wonderful experience. We didn't have a post-partum doula with our first baby, so I was wondering what I was going to have her do to fill her time with us. But by the end of the 6 weeks, I couldn't imagine her leaving! Margaret helped with keeping our kitchen in order, making bottles, making recipes we could freeze or have for dinner that night. She washed and folded laundry, stripped our bed sheets and made the beds. But above all that, she helped care for my baby. She held her when I needed a nap or shower, she helped me bathe her when I needed an extra set of hands and she was a calm, sane voice sharing her expertise when things got chaotic or emotional. She made the transition of bringing home our second baby much smoother than it would have been without her. I am so grateful for her time with us, and so happy that a service like this exists for other families! Thank you Margaret!

Shannon

8/14/2022

I booked Margaret for her grief support sessions after I lost my baby when I was 5 months pregnant. She helped me to process the loss and take care of my body during the first few months. Her experience and compassion helped me to have a safe place to share my feelings and process what was going on.

Desiree

8/14/2022

Margaret was my doula for a year. The variety and depth of services she provided to me for a year during my pregnancy, birth and beyond helped me to feel so empowered and equipped as a mom. She is compassionate, and calm and always made me feel I could do what I was faced with. Any mom would be lucky to have her as their support.

Sara

8/9/2022

Margaret was an amazing doula to me. As a single mom giving birth to my first child, I was nervous and had a lot of fears around giving birth. She was there every step of the way to help me feel strong and empowered during my birth. I recommend her to any mom looking for a doula. 

Birth Availability for Margaret Chen

= Available. Calendar last updated: 04-21-2024

Postpartum Availability for Margaret Chen

= Available. Calendar last updated: 04-21-2024