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Childbirth & Breastfeeding
Education & Consultation

Birthways is a leading organization for educating families about pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and early parenting! We provide group classes as well as private education and consultation. Taught by professional educators, we will help you to be informed, confident and excited about where you are now and what lies ahead.

ONLINE Childbirth & Breastfeeding Preparation Group Classes

Celebrate Birth! 5 week Series
Instructor: Mary Sommers

March 3 – April 1, 2021
Thursdays- 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Breastfeeding 101
Instructor: Crystal Cooper, IBCLC

March 8th, 2021
Monday- 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Celebrate Birth! 1-Day Intensive
Instructor: Mary Sommers

March 13th, 2021
Saturday – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Breastfeeding 101
Instructor: Crystal Cooper, IBCLC

April 12th, 2021
Monday- 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Celebrate Birth! 5 week Series
Instructor: Mary Sommers

April 22 – May 20, 2021
Thursdays- 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Breastfeeding 101
Instructor: Ilana Kahn

May 10th, 2021
Monday- 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Mind in Labor Weekend
Instructor: Claire Zawa

June 4 – June 6, 2021
Fri 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM + Sat & Sun 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Celebrate Birth! 5 week Series
Instructor: Mary Sommers

June 10 – July 8, 2021
Thursdays- 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Breastfeeding 101
Instructor: Ilana Kahn

June 14th, 2021
Monday- 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Private Education

Customized Schedule

Class Refund policy:

Cancellations up to three weeks before the start of class are eligible for an 80 percent refund.

Cancellations up to one week before the start of class are eligible for a 50 percent refund.

Cancellations the week of class are not eligible for a refund unless we can fill your spot with another participant, in which case are eligible for a 50 percent refund.

Cancellations after classes have commenced are not eligible for a refund.

 

Our expert team of educators brings a wealth of knowledge for all families. If you’re wondering if we’re the right support for you, the answer is YES! We are specialists for low- or high-risk moms, same-sex families, single mothers, intended or surrogate parents and those who may have fear or trauma around birth or parenting. Connect with us to get started.

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.

3717 N. Ravenswood Ave. Suite 140 Chicago, IL 60613 888.506.0607