Testimonial for Annamarie Rodney

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.

-Julie Sainati

May 02, 2018

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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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