Birthways - Chicago area leader in pregnancy, birth, and postpartum services

Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Doula Services in Chicago

All parents deserve compassionate, affirming support as they welcome their babies! Find out why Birthways is so highly recommended by our Chicago area clients and their health care teams. Read our client testimonials.

Birthways was established as a doula community in Chicago in 1997. Our doulas are respected for their experience, supportive philosophy, and skills in nurturing growing families. We are highly-trained birth and postpartum doulas who will guide you through pregnancy, labor, breastfeeding, and early parenting. Our goal is to make you feel confident and supported during this wonderful, but often overwhelming, time. Our evidenced-based care and professionalism have made us the premier doula organization in the Chicago area.

COMING SOON: Mindfulness-Based Childbirth & Parenting Classes

Bringing mindfulness to childbirth not only makes this life-changing time more rewarding but it can also change our relationship to pain and stress, significantly reduce fear.

Learn to appreciate the joys and more skillfully navigate the inevitable challenges that come with pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting.

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The Mindfulness-Based Childbirth & Parenting program welcomes expectant individuals and couples to experience a comprehensive childbirth class through the lens of mindfulness. You will develop lifelong skills that will be useful during childbirth and beyond.​

To learn more, contact us.

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Sleep Consultant in Training…

Do you have a little one who struggles with sleep?

Someone who needs a lot of help to settle, rises early, or wakes during the night?

Or maybe you have a 3-12 week old and would like establishing healthy sleep patterns from the start?

Learn more about an opportunity to a receive free sleep consultation!


Birthways is the Chicago area expert in providing professional overnight infant care to growing families.

Overnight newborn care can help you and your baby adjust to life as a family. Consider hiring a night nurse/overnight doula. They provide compassionate, knowledgeable support for those sleepless nights.



From the uncertainty and the excitement as you contemplate parenting, to the big questions that come up as you do, we’re here to support you. Browse our articles for information about pregnancy, labor, and breastfeeding as well as other related topics.