Postpartum care, lactation help, sleep consultant. Chicago - Birthways

“She was so encouraging and helped me gain so much more confidence as a mom, validating my instincts when I felt unsure or judged by others. There were a lot of things that completely turned around very positively for us after (Doula) came to us.”

Birthways Postpartum Doula Help

Birthways is the Chicago area expert in providing postpartum care to growing families. Our postpartum doulas will help your family thrive as you welcome your newborn!

Questions about bringing your newborn home? An experienced Birthways doula is the answer.


Our postpartum doulas are experts in caring for you and your new baby. Birthways provides expertise in:

  • Day and/or overnight care, up to 24 hours a day
  • Affirming, compassionate, and evidence-based guidance for new parent questions
  • Lactation support
  • Newborn care and well-being support and reassurance
  • Sibling care
  • New parent care and support
  • Sleep/fussy baby support
  • Collaborative support with your health care team as needed
  • Pregnancy bedrest support or skilled support with complicated postpartum adjustments

Birthways’ doulas also know the difference practical support can make. They are happy to provide the following support:

  • Assistance setting up your nursery and readying baby things
  • Meal preparation
  • Errands
  • Carpooling
  • Light housekeeping
  • Flexibility to meet everyday practical needs

A day with a shower, meals, naps and calm confidence!

Is a Postpartum Doula the Same as a Nanny or Newborn Nurse?

We get a lot of questions about the differences between these terms and which resources might be most appropriate.

“Newborn nanny” or “baby nurse” refers to a childcare provider who specializes in caring for newborns. The provider may or may not have any medical training, maternal/child health training or certification.

At Birthways, we are “postpartum doulas” who provide any of the services that a night nurse, newborn nanny, baby nurse or newborn specialist provides but our core training and depth of experience and expertise is much more expansive.

Our employees are trained to help with twins or triplets, a fussy baby, a premature baby, an infant with special needs, breastfeeding assistance, postpartum depression and postpartum mood disorders. They can also help you plan for the transition back to work.

You’ll find that a Birthways postpartum doula is more flexible and focuses on all of your needs as a new family. Whatever our clients might call us, we are their invaluable support with the adjustment that a new baby brings to their lives!