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Pregnancy & Birth support from our expert doulas and educators

Access personalized doula support during pregnancy and birth. Take group classes to learn and connect with other expectant people.

Having the support of a doula during labor and delivery has been shown to result in fewer medical interventions, fewer hours in labor and increased satisfaction with the birthing experience.

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In-Person Labor Support

The benefits of the continuous support of a trained labor support person is well documented. Both low and high risk women have better outcomes when a doula is present. A study compilation from Cochrane Review validates these findings about the continuous presence of a doula during labor.

We start with a free intake and interview process. Once you've selected your doula, then the Traditional Labor Support Package Includes:

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Up to 3 prenatal visits focused on your preparation and preferences for birth and early postpartum

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Your doula is on-call for you 24/7 beginning at 37 weeks of pregnancy

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A back-up doula and Administrator On-Call

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Continuous support through labor and delivery

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Immediate postpartum support following delivery

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Postpartum follow-up visit to check-in on how everyone is doing at home

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30 minutes of free Warmline support for basic feeding questions

Virtual Labor Doula Support

Have a professionally trained doula as your coach, mentor, companion, or cheerleader. Our labor support doulas are focused on making your pregnancy, labor and delivery smooth and comfortable. We can even be with your during delivery through phone and webcalls.

Prenatal or Labor Consultation Call
Ask anything about pregnancy and labor, including topics such as:

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Stages of labor & comfort measures

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Partner support techniques

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Defining birth preferences & communication with your doctor/midwife

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Concerns and needs in anticipation of your birth experience

1 Hour
$75

Schedule a 60 minute phone consultation with a Senior Labor Support Doula 

$75
2 Hour
$140

Schedule a 2 hour consultation with a Senior Labor Support Doula.

$140
24/7 On-Call Doula
$500

Have a doula on-call and available 24/7 to help whenever you need support - from 37 weeks through birth. Your doula can support you during early and active labor, comfort measures, pushing support, and immediate newborn care bonding and feeding time. They will provide up to 6 hours of virtual support.

$500
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Celebrate Birth! Group Classes

Learn to recognize normal patterns in pregnancy and labor and the common pitfalls that can steer you off course.

You'll gain an understanding of:

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Prenatal Care

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Stages of Labor & Pushing

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Recognizing Labor Patterns

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Comfort Measures for Labor

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Working with Your Doctor or Midwife: Advocacy Issues and Birth Plans

Join a community of other expecting parents a childbirth preparation class that will have you feeling confident and ready.

$300

A one-day intensive class that brings you the key concepts you need to know to prepare for a smooth childbirth experience.

$150

Sibling Care During Labor

Birthways Sibling Care During Labor can help the children in your family prepare and adjust to coming baby and even support them while you give birth. Whether you are planning for your older child or children to attend the birth, or if you need a loving caregiver to care for the big brother or sister at home, a Birthways doula can help.

Sibling Care During Labor Package includes:

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Interview

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1 Get To Know You Visit of up to 3 hours for doula to spend with your family

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On-call beginning at 37 weeks through birth

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Up to 24 hours of continuous care

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Additional Visits and Care also available at special hourly rates

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We also offer our Customizable A La Carte Option if you have a shorter on-call need with day rates.

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Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

Gain confidence with childbirth classes. Understand what's normal and avoid common pitfalls. Get access to a trusted doula for personalized support.

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Breastfeeding & Lactation

Get the guidance you need to nourish your little one without the discomfort and pain. Make breastfeeding that special time of bonding it was meant to be.

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Postpartum & Newborn

Say goodbye to sleepless nights and Googling questions about baby's health. Get a custom plan for support from birth to your baby's first year.

Founded in 1997

Not just another doula or childbirth education provider...

When you work with Birthways, you benefit from partnering with nationally recognized experts and the most experienced doula service provider in the Chicago area.