Is a doula right for me?

Is a doula right for me?

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!!!!!!

What’s up Doc??

What’s up Doc??

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.....

Long term postpartum care, a day in the life!

Long term postpartum care, a day in the life!

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.

Splish Splash, I Want to Have My Baby in the Bath

Splish Splash, I Want to Have My Baby in the Bath

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:

How to Survive & Thrive Postpartum

How to Survive & Thrive Postpartum

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.

Hi-ho Hi-ho Hi-ho off to the Baby Factory We Go

Hi-ho Hi-ho Hi-ho off to the Baby Factory We Go

We at Windy City Doulas want to say that there are some pretty awesome things happening at Prentice (Northwestern), and we’re not just talking about the flat screen TVs and views of Lake Michigan.