Testimonial for Annamarie Rodney

I have only wonderful things to say about Celena and Chicago Family Doulas. I decided quite late in my pregnancy, 7 months along, that I would like the extra support of a trained labor companion. Upon the first meeting with Celena from CFD, I completely felt a sense of relief, as I was getting quite apprehensive about giving birth. Celena is so calming and comforting. She eased all my fears and offered a wealth of knowledge. Prior to D Day, she was immediate in her responses to me via text, answering any questions I had. When the day finally arrived, she came to my home and helped me labor before we went to Hinsdale Hospital. She was AMAZING! Helping me in every way- breathing, massage, water therapy and moving around. She gave me total physical and mental support. She helped me all the way to the finish line, and even stayed after the birth to help with the first latch. She kept in contact with me over the next few days/weeks. She is an herbalist (BONUS!) and she encapsulated my placenta and brought me a healing salve, sitz bath, and red raspberry leaf tea for my post partum visit. If you are unsure if you want your placenta encapsulated, JUST DO IT! It was one of the best decisions I made. I never had even the tiniest twinge of baby blues. I felt amazing, full of energy, and I think it helped my body heal faster. I am able to contact her, even now, if I have questions or issues with anything related to baby, and she gives me tips and advice. I had some nursing trouble, and baby weight gain issues, after being home and she helped me through that. She’s such an amazing source of knowledge and supportive help. I could not imagine how we would have gotten through it all without her! I would absolutely recommend Celena and CFD, and I will be hiring her again for my next pregnancy and birth.

Chicago Family Doulas is a wonderful group to work with.  Very professional and caring.  A+++++

-Victoria Kuchta Szczepaniak

August 26, 2016

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Annamarie Rodney

Chicago Family Doulas

Birth Fee: $1500

Postpartum Rate: $40

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Updated 5/8/2024

Birth Fee: $1500

Postpartum Rate: $40

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