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When to Call a Lactation Consultant

We encourage you to reach out to us or another Lactation Consultant if you experience any of the following situations:Your newborn is feeding less than 8 times in 24 hours, or more than 12 times in 24 hours.Your newborn takes more than 45 minutes to feed and/or does...

Check your belly for Diastasis Recti (DRA)

Our bodies demonstrate profound resiliency in the childbearing year. After giving birth, your heart, lungs, circulatory system, uterus, endocrine system…everything, are coming back into balance. Your spinal alignment, pelvis, pelvic floor, and abdominal muscles also...

Is My Milk In?

It’s been a few days since you’ve given birth and you’re not exactly sure what day it is today. You’re acclimating to all kinds of new sensations:  feeling a little lighter, a little bit or very sore, and you have been getting accustomed to nursing your baby. If...

5 Acu-points for Pregnancy

Guest Blogger: Sarah Canga, LAc If you are pregnant congratulations is a must! Below you will find 5 acupuncture points that will help make your pregnancy a little more enjoyable especially if you are suffering from fatigue, nausea, heartburn, hemorrhoids,...

Happy 19th Birthday!

Today, May 17th, Birthways will celebrate its 19th anniversary! For almost 20 years, we’ve been helping parents find ways to thrive as they welcome their babies. It’s amazing to think that some of those babies that we have cared for are entering their adulthoods! As...

Old and New/East and West

While scientists around the world are exploring the impacts of meditation via brain imaging techniques and measuring hormones and biochemical responses, the practices of yoga and meditation have been serving as perhaps the oldest science of psychology and wellbeing...

For over 20 years, Birthways has provided expert support for Chicago-area families during the childbearing year with compassionate, knowledgeable, and affirming care. Founded by renowned postpartum expert Karen Laing, our doulas are carefully screened, trained, supported and experienced to meet your unique needs. With expertise ranging from education to lactation to sleep, Birthways is committed to providing compassionate, affirming support for expectant and new families.

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