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Pregnancy & Labor Support

Preparing for labor and providing support

Are you ready to get matched with a Labor Support Doula?

Call us at 888.506.0607 x720 to do the intake by phone OR Sign up for a time that we can call you OR Complete this online intake

Labor Support Online Intake

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  • There are many established benefits to having labor support. Please share with us what is drawing you to exploring doula support.
  • Are your wishes in line with your partner?
  • Have you taken or plan to take any classes on childbirth, parenting, breastfeeding, newborn care, etc? Are you reading any books on birth and/or parenting?
  • Please share anything you would like to about your health history that will assist us in matching you with a doula. Please also include anything about your current fitness/movement: prenatal exercise, yoga, meditation/mindfulness, walking, swimming, etc.
  • All Labor Support doulas have completed labor support training and supported at least 3 women in labor before taking on clients with Birthways. Please think about this in terms of budget and experience - select what you believe will be a good fit for you.
  • Once you select your doula and sign a contract, you will receive prenatal questionnaires that will go into greater depth and will assist her with how to best support you. But please share anything here that would impact the matchmaking process.

Get the Support, Comfort and Confidence You Deserve! Let's Explore How We Can Help.

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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