Windy City Doulas: Second to None.
At Windy City Doulas our goal for our clients is to feel heard, supported, and a part of the decision making process when it comes to their birth and postpartum experience. Our expert team of doulas strives to provide each family with professional and customized emotional, physical and educational support throughout pregnancy, birth and newborn phase. In addition to our amazing birth doula support, postpartum care, night nurses, placenta encapsulation and take advantage of our premier services including breastfeeding and childbirth classes with the best of the best in our industry at our Lincoln Park office. You have many choice for your labor and postpartum team in The Windy City and we are thrilled to join your family on this exciting journey to parenthood-after all you deserve support that is second to none!
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Bringing how a new baby is HARD! It’s exhausting and it never ends because babies are helpless little people with a lot of needs, and as a new parent is okay to need help with that.
One of our amazing clients decided to write a blog for us about her experience and tips for NICU parents, especially at Prentice.
Here’s her story.
A doula and RN gives expectant moms tips for an easy labor and delivery. Most of our clients deliver and Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago
At Windy City Doulas, one of the things we hear all the time when interviewing with clients is, “I think the idea of a doula is great and we’re interested, but….”
-I am having my baby at the hospital
-I am delivering with an OB
-I want an epidural
-I’ll need to be induced early
-I’m planning a csection
These statements are followed by, “Do you work with families who are planning this type of birth?.” Our answer? Of course, we do!!!!!!
Are there amenities that are important to you? Each hospital has its unique attributes, so deciding which amenities are most important can narrow down your hospital choice. Some things that are important to our clients at Windy City Doulas are.....
Client and I text back and forth with her new sleep and pumping concerns as she and the baby snooze off and on in the other room.
While the meal cooks, I restock the baby’s room and strip and remake the beds. About 30 minutes before the end of my shift, the baby is up and we read stories and play while mom gets 30 minutes to shower in peace. As I leave we schedule two more weeks of service.
Living in the Chicago metropolitan area, we are lucky enough at Windy City Doulas to attend water births at multiple birthing facilities. Here’s a break down of your Chicagoland options:
All of a sudden, it’s 9pm and you haven’t slept all day and your baby has barely fed. Just as you settle into bed, hoping to get some sleep, your new little one suddenly wants to be on you ALL night nursing, and the hospital still need labs, vitals, newborn weight, and so on.