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If you are looking for a birth doula near Oak Lawn Illinois, here are a few to consider:
Here is what a client named Michelle Engleman has to say about working with Tiffany:
Tiffany was our postpartum doula in the first couple months postpartum and did SO much to help us rest and recover! I had a challenging birth, so had a significant recovery, and Tiffany's support was really crucial to be able to rest.
She started supporting us on overnights the week after we got home from the hospital, so was the first person we trusted with our baby, yet we were so confident stepping away to sleep since she is such an expert. Beyond that, she's very empathetic and understanding. Since we were first time parents, she provided so much guidance related to sleep and feeding, and was there to answer all sorts of questions - from when to adjust nipple flow to swaddle recommendations and more. I really wanted a doula that supported our individual family choices and Tiffany did that so well, especially since I chose to formula feed. She's great at providing non-judgmental support.
Since Tiffany is also a birth doula, she provided a lot of emotional support as I processed my birth experience too! It was challenging birth, so my husband and I also benefited from having some time together (without the baby!) to process and rest. We'd always feel so relieved when Tiffany arrived, and would share some laughs with her about my son's latest antics before going to sleep. We felt really comfortable with her in our home - and she was great with our animals!
We really debated hiring a postpartum doula, since it is a significant expense and we weren't sure what our needs would be postpartum, but it was SUCH an important investment. I'm especially glad we proactively planned for it, so that we were able to go into the birth/postpartum knowing we planned for support, and also find someone that aligned with our needs and values.
Here is what a client named Echarial Ogunnubi has to say about working with Denita:
Having Denita as our doula was great and a much needed resource. She helped my husband and I make informed decisions about our birth preferences. I am most appreciative for her calm spirit, expertise, and support that helped us navigate this journey.
I highly recommend Denita to be your go-to doula who can coach and comfort you through pregnancy, labor, and postpartum.
Here is what a client named Julie Sainati has to say about working with Annamarie:
If you are a new or expecting parent and are considering hiring help, especially in the first days home with your new baby, you will not be disappointed with the services provided by Chicago Family Doulas. My husband and I welcomed twins in August of 2017. Although I was familiar with caring for infants, brining home two small babies was totally overwhelming. My husband, who had never held a baby, much less changed a diaper before was thrown into the deep end without a life vest. Recovering from birth and learning how to do so many new things (like breastfeeding!) I was barely treading the waters of parenthood next to him. We quickly realized we needed professional help.
Chicago Family Doulas was not the first company from which we sought help. We worked with an individual and another agency and were very disappointed in the quality of care. Based on a recommendation from our Lactation consultant, we reached out to Ana. The speed with which she responded and the amazing doula that was sent our way (Shelley), set the tone for a wonderful experience.
In the following months, we worked with Shelley on a regular basis for overnight and daytime care. Shelley is warm, compassionate, loving to both mothers and babies, and knowledgeable and passionate about newborn care.
It was extremely easy to communicate with both Ana and Shelley. Not only were we were able to quickly schedule services and make payments, but both Anna and Shelley would check in with us regularly to see how we were doing, which made my husband and I feel as if they truly cared!
Having Shelley and Anna’s support those first months home with our twins allowed my husband and I to stop treading the deep waters of uncertainty and feel confident and comfortable caring for our girls.
So, as you undertake the most important job in your life and are seeking warm and loving professional support,I can confidently recommend hiring Chicago Family Doulas.