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Prenatal counseling. Preconception health. Fertility support.

I'm pregnant


Support for optimal health in pregnancy. Complementary care for discomforts and disorders. Counseling.

I'm planning for birth


Doulas. Birth photographers. Childbirth concierge services. Placental encapsulation. Birth tub rental. Cord blood banking.

I have a new baby


Recovery from birth. Lactation support. Pediatricians. Complementary care for mother and newborn. Postpartum depression.

I'm recovering from trauma or loss


Help with trauma or loss related to conception, pregnancy or birth. Miscarriage. Stillbirth. Loss of a newborn. Traumatic birth.


[updated 11/21/2022] COVID-19 UPDATE: Can both my doula and my partner be with me?

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, hospitals have changed their policies on how many companions can accompany a mother in Labor & Delivery. This article tracks policies at all Chicago-area hospitals and birth centers, so you can see which facilities are currently allowing a partner and a doula and which only allow one support person.

[2022] How to dramatically reduce your risk of having a cesarean section [gn]

The likelihood that you will end up with a Cesarean section is much more in your control than you might think. By choosing a Chicago-area hospital or other birth setting with a low primary C-section rate, you can cut your odds by more than half.

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