Our unique model optimizes your care by drawing on the skills of the lactation consultant and the doula all within Birthways.
Staffed during regular business hours, our lactation experts are happy to answer your basic feeding questions and make referrals where needed.
A Birthways postpartum doula helps get you off to a good start in the early days at home as well as later on in your breastfeeding relationship. Your doula is there during that important window when your mature milk comes in, support in establishing your supply and demand, and as you get the hang of nursing. She can also support with pumping routines and introducing bottles.
Support from a lactation consultant
Mothers with an existing health condition, known risk factors, or concerns about breastfeeding may benefit from a full prenatal evaluation with a clinical expert known as a Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). A Birthways’ IBCLC can meet with you in your home at a time that is convenient for you during your pregnancy. For those experiencing breastfeeding challenges or concerns, in-home consultations are also a valuable resource.
Preparation and Education
Group classes and private education for expectant individuals and couples can help increase your success with breastfeeding.
Get the Support, Comfort and Confidence You Deserve!
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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