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Brittany Garling

Birthways, Inc.


Phone: (888)506-0607

Birth Fee: $1500 to $1800

Fee Details: As a Birthways doula, my rates are determined by my experience level and specific to the services needed. Labor support services are arranged in a package, while postpartum rates are provided on an hourly basis, with discounts for reserving care in advance, or in a bulk number of hours. Birthways has the largest team of doulas in the Chicagoland area, & does the matchmaking for you! In addition to doula services, we also offer lactation support, massage therapy, childbirth classes, and private consultation. With our extensive services and large team of experts, we're able to meet the needs of most every family. Our doulas receive excellent training, ongoing professional development and evidence-based information, have passed nationwide criminal background checks, and come highly recommended from families during the childbearing year. Save the hassle of doing the legwork yourself, and call us to find the perfect doula! (888)506-0607 or visit us online at

Birth Doula Experience: 10 years and 150 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, January 2014
  • Hypnobabies, August 2019
Type of Practice: Doula agency employee

Clients per Month: 2 to 5

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Doula Foundation Training through the Ounce of Prevention: 10/10, 11/10, 12/10 (Graduated 1/11) Ounce of Preventions In-service: Mothers, Babies, and Doulas, the first hours, days, and weeks: 1/11

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC), Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice, ALPP: 11/13

Other Relevant Certifications

  • Certified Infant Massage Instructor, CIMI: 2/11

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Cesarean birth
  • Domestic Violence
  • High risk
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins

Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula
  • Babywearing education
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Infant massage education
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Previously worked as a preschool teacher, interned with Bloomington Area Birthing Services in Bloomington, IN, Interned at a Domestic Violence shelter, and have been working as a Doula/Social worker/CBE instructor for over 3.5 years at a non-profit in Dupage County, IL. Member of the Well Woman's Coalition.

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Brittany Garling

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Megan Stiphany

Brit Brackins is absolutely amazing! She literally massaged my back for four hours straight, created an environment that felt safe and focused, provided clarity as the liason between us/the hospital staff, talked to my parents in the waiting room, helped me channel the pain of contractions...the list goes on. If you work with Birthways, ask for Brit. She's absolutely amazing and is truly a part of our family now.

Posted 7/21/2018

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Nicole Gibbs

We worked with Brit and Katy from Birthways for the birth of our first child. I definitely had my fears of medical interventions during childbirth and wanted an unmedicated vaginal birth because of these fears. Brit and Katy were there for me the entire time to reassure me that our midwife would only use medical interventions as they were necessary. They both explained all of the possible interventions, walked me through creating a birth plan, and offered many resources so that I could continue to learn about the process of birth. Through this time together I was able to work through my fears and understand what my body was going through. On the day of our birth Katy was able to attend and could not have been more attentive and attuned to our needs. My husband was so appreciative of Katy's expertise and energy as this was his first birth as well and it was exhausting for both of us. When I hit a wall as I was pushing she was able to talk with our midwife and nurses to discuss what I might need in order to work through the exhaustion. As a result of Katy and Brit's support I was able to have the birth I had wanted and we welcomed our son into the world. They reached out after we arrived home to schedule a follow up and helped me with breastfeeding and latching which was extremely helpful. They also let me know of the additional supports that Birthways offers to new moms and famlies. I cannot speak more highly of the support we received.

Posted 6/6/2018

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Brit is a wonderful Doula! I had a very scary first birth experience and I needed someone to help me work through my anxiety before giving birth to my son. Brit gave me just the support I needed. With her help I had a fast birth with minimal pain and a relaxing postpartum experience. When my birth took an unexpected turn, Brit was their to help me through and was very calm. She was excellent with my husband and daughter too!

Posted 4/6/2018

Birth Availability for Brittany Garling

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