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We’re excited that you’re interested in becoming a Birthways doula!


Do what you love, and love what you do


Potential Job Openings

Potential opportunities include:

  • Postpartum doulas/infant specialist/consultants (full or part-time)
  • Labor support doulas of all experience levels (full or part-time)
  • Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Please contact us to learn more about the hiring process and how to apply to become a Birthways doula!


A note from our founder

Karen2Thank you for exploring ways to support women and families and also for considering Birthways as a community to support YOU in your career as a doula. I’m Karen Laing, the founder of Birthways.  In the last two and a half decades, I’ve been supporting women in the childbearing year. It has been a growthful, empowering and joyful path and I have the good fortune of walking it with the amazing providers in our Birthways community and meeting folks like you who feel a calling to be a doula! Read more…


All parents deserve compassionate, affirming support as they welcome their babies!

Birthways was established as a doula community in Chicago in 1997. Our doulas are respected for their baby-on-blanket-webexperience, supportive philosophy, and skills in nurturing growing families. Our highly-trained birth and postpartum doulas guide new and expectant parents through pregnancy, labor, breastfeeding, and early parenting. Our evidenced-based care and professionalism have made us the premier doula organization in the Chicago area.


Are you looking to change your career or considering doula work for the first time?  Check out our New to Doula Work section.

Are you a doula who has received training and/or experience and looking for the next step OR waiting to benefit from being part of a larger group and organization? Check out our Independent Doulas Wanting More section.