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Babymoon Tour Guide

You’re on the edge of meeting your baby and want to get off to a great start!  Planning your babymoon with awareness from our experienced ‘travel guides’ (aka- postpartum experts, moms, doulas) can help you have a joyful beginning and fewer difficulties. “Plan for...

Breastfeeding Gear

Nursing “Gear” If you’ve got a baby on the way, you are likely contributing to our economy with lots of ‘consumer activity’ aka ‘shopping’.   If you’re hoping to save some resources for, say, college, or maybe even to support your breastfeeding goals with the right...

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...

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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