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Becky Coolidge

Northern Star Doula Service

Island Lake, IL Service range 60 miles

847-363-5811

Birth Fee

$1200 to $1500

Birth Fee

$1200 to $1500


Birth Doula Experience

18 years and 574 births attended


Doula Training

  • Self-trained, February 2003

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth


College Education

AA/AS


Special Services Offered

  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Birth pool rental
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families support
  • Monitrice services
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Fee Details

Includes 2 prenatal visits, labor/birth/2hrs postpartum, one post partum visit, telephone calls, breastfeeding support, doula backup.

Island Lake, IL Service range 60 miles

Client Testimonials for Becky Coolidge

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Anna M

6/6/2019

This review is long overdue! 2 am, September 5, 2018 I began to experience birthing waves set 10-12 minutes apart and although I was experiencing prodromal labor for a couple days I had a gut feeling that this was different. Fast foward to 7am, I told my husband that today was THE day and obviously made it very clear to him "you are not going to work!" Waves at this time were about 7-8 minutes apart. Because we planned for a home birth, I kept myself busy at home- made paleo cookies, called my mom to come over for support, sent my hubby for some last minute groceries, and made some delicious homemade tomato soup with the intention of feeding both myself and my birthing team once they all arrived :-) Around noon my waves crept up to 5-6 minutes apart and I contacted my doula team.

Originally, we did not hire Becky, but God always seems to have his own plans because she was sent as our back-up Doula (as both of our doulas were unavailable due to other mamas also patiently waiting for their babies to arrive). Becky arrived around 5pm as I could feel my waves becoming more and more intense.

The moment we officially met, I just had a sense that I already knew her and that I could trust her with my entire birthing process. She gave me space, she listened, she nurtured me throughout the entire process --making sure I was hydrated (especially after vomitting), checking my vitals, suggesting Spinning Babies techniques to position baby correctly in the birth canal. Becky has a sense of peace that emanates from her and as a soon to be mama that is exactly what I needed during my birthing time... as much peace and harmony as possible! Quite honestly, with our future children, my husband and I, without a doubt, will be hiring Becky as our Doula as we feel as though we are Kindred Spirits. 

 

Courtney Donkoh

1/2/2019

Becky came highly recommended to me by a friend who she had been a doula for.  Becky was absolutley amazing!  Her knowledge of all things birth and baby really impressed me and my husband- who are both doctors ourselves.  She was available to talk to me anytime I needed. She was by my side for my entire labor and birth.  She gave me so much confidence!   I had an AMAZING experience with my all natural birth.  It was exactly the birth plan I had dreamed of.  I felt so secure doing it with her.  Hiring Becky was the best money we could have spent on birthing service.  I am so grateful for Becky!

Christina Schiel

10/15/2018

Becky was an invaluable part of my first birth experience! My husband, sister, and I immediately felt so comfortable with her. Her years of experience helped put me at ease. She busted out various essential oils based on symptoms I was having, drew relaxing baths for me, rubbed my back, walked me around, and helped me try out various birth positions. Even after my son was born, she shared a lot of interesting information to my sister and me about my placenta - fascinating! I'm very very excited to have her as my doula for my second birth experience. I highly recommend her; she clearly has a passion for what she does. Thank you, Becky!

Denise McKinley

10/6/2018

Becky is an invaluable asset at any birth. For me, specifically, she walked into a labor in progress (my babies come out speedy, no wasting time) and she seamlessly transitioned into care mode. Her just entering the room put my mind and body at ease, and her suggestive support gave me the confidence necessary to fully relax and trust my body's work. She provided continual affirmations that my baby and I were progressing perfectly, gave me positive feedback with any hesitation or question I had, and once my son was born she simply stepped back and let us connect and just 'be' together. Her postpartum care was superb as well, really made me feel like a birthing godess. Thank you, Becky, for assisting us in welcoming our son home ??

Krista Graham

9/25/2018

Becky has attended 3 of our 4 births. The first as my nurse for my home birth and the second 2 as my doula for hospital births. She has been a wonderful comfort to me - able to read me when I needed assurance and when I needed space during my labors. And as my laboring times seemed to cut in half nearly every time, I actually felt more assured that we were safe regardless if we made it to the hospital on time (though the plan was to get there, or course). If I wasn't done having babies, we'd be hiring her again in a heartbeat!

Birth Availability for Becky Coolidge

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