$1100 to $1500
$30 to $40
Years in Operation: 5
Type of practice: Agency
Clients per month: 1 to 15 births and 1 to 15 postpartum families
Postpartum limits/restrictions: We are able to support for families in our service area.
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
We pride ourselves on actively working with care professionals to help our clients have the best birth environment possible!
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Doulas of Chicago is proud to service families at one of the only birth centers in our state.
Attends home births? Some Home Births
We are happy to support families working with a skilled Certified Nurse Midwife while in their home.
Teams of professional doulas trained to help families through the entire pregnancy and labor experience. Our fee provides you with an opportunity to work with two doulas - built in back up with a person you have met - who will know your concerns and wishes for your labor and birth. Our system is tried and greatly appreciated by our clients, and we know we are able to provide you with guaranteed support. If you are looking for compassionate support through birth and life with your infant, Doulas of Chicago doulas can be the perfect addition to your birth plan. We understand that the postpartum period for a family is both treasured and potentially difficult. We are able to serve families for as short as one day, or as long as is needed. For extended contracts in excess of 500 hours, we show our appreciation for your trust by reducing our hourly fee.
Chicago, IL Service range 45 miles We are happy to accomodate labor, postpartum, and placenta encapsulation clients around the entire Chicagoland area
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Ariel was the doula for the birth of my healthy, beautiful son. Before I write about how awesome she is, I should say that I had a smooth and easy pregnancy. I was 38, very fit, and it was my first baby. I had every hope and expectation of giving birth naturally. After all, my Mom did it 5 times. We took Bradley method classes and read Ina May Gaskin books. I had a midwife and doctor who support natural birth, and would allow me as much time as necessary to labor. I was confident. But a natural birth did not happen for me.
Thanks in great part to Ariel, my husband and I knew that we had tried everything we could, and the decisions we made together were right and necessary. Ariel provided incredible emotional support, logistical support, and was extremely resourceful.
She was present and on, from when we got to the hospital until my son was born, 50 hours later.
If you are looking for a great doula, you need look no further:
Ariel is extremely observant, takes in the entire situation, and reports it to you as necessary, noticing things you may be too preoccupied to catch, including things you are saying and doing and things the hospital staff say and do.
She is non judgemental. She will offer support whether you plan to have a natural birth or not, or whether you are able to do things the way you plan.
She is good at helping you communicate with hospital staff, and family. This is hard to do when you are in the midst of things.
She is well informed, and researches options and alternatives, presenting them to you without bias.
She has stamina (we were awake for a long, long time)
She is kind, and helps you relax.
She knows when to leave you alone and when to be involved.
She is available before and after the birth to talk and visit.
I was very pleased with my birth experience, given the circumstances we had to face. With a healthy pregnancy, I was hoping for an all-natural water birth but was unable to do so once the labor process onset. After 48 hours of having my water broken, my son came into this world by c-section. I would not have been able to remain calm and patient without Ariel by my side. I was blessed to have Ariel throughout my pregnancy and my birth. She walked me through all of my options and talked me through every stressful situation I encountered, beginning at the moment that we first met. Ariel was fantastic at supporting me during my pregnancy and always made herself available. Despite the challenges I encountered throughout these 9 months my son Isaac and I are happy and healthy. That is all we can ask for. I highly recommend using Ariel as your doula.
Ariel was my go-to person for information especially while in the hospital when we had to make important decisions. She is well educated and was able to bring forth the risks and benefits that I would encounter with all of my options. Before my c-section, we were 28 hours into our hospital stay and she consistently checked on me to ensure I was in the right state of mind and was comfortable. More importantly she was available for my family when they became stressed out or worried. I really appreciate how genuinely caring she is. She also had the chance to watch my c-section.gave me the chance to walk through the entire birth experience again. She took notes and photos for me as well. I could not imagine going through these 9 months without having a doula. My family and I were more easily able to make the decisions we had to make and are at peace with the overall experience, despite the birth plan not going as we had wished.
Ariel never judged me for the decisions I made and was open to trying anything I wanted to. Her willingness to be there for my family is what makes her a great doula.
= Available. Calendar last updated: 02-20-2020
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