Chicago Family Doulas - New Mother / New Baby Care

444 North Michigan Ave Suite 1200
Chicago, Illinois
Services in a nutshell

ONLINE BIRTH AND BABY CLASSES AVAILABLE in English and Spanish. Offering labor doula services, postpartum doula support including daytime and overnight newborn care, childbirth classes and placenta encapsulation services to families throughout the Chicagoland area. We pride ourselves on providing professional, compassionate and personalized support.

More about us
Online Birth & Baby Classes at Chicago Family Doulas : All of our classes have been updated to online formats until further notice to implement social distancing and ensure safety for our expectant families.


Newborn Care & Postpartum Support

Chicago Family Doulas is committed to providing your family with loving support as you welcome your new baby into your family. Your doula is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Her wisdom and commitment to your family will put you at ease the moment she walks in the door. She will care for you, your baby, your family and your home.

Our postpartum doulas are loving, professional, and incredibly helpful and supportive. They will take notice of all the small and large things you and your baby need. Our doulas are experts on supporting women, newborns, and families.

Your doula will:

  • Care for you
  • Care for your baby
  • Care for your entire family
  • Do light housework, make you meals, run errands
  • Support you and your choices
  • Teach you about newborn cues, behaviors and feeding your baby
  • Support you in your new role
  • Help you make it through those first long nights; she can help you work through the emotions following your birth. She will be there as long as you need her, whether it be the first few days, first few weeks, or the first few months.
  • Help you gain confidence and trust in yourself
  • Care for your baby throughout the night so you and your family can get your much needed rest
  • Will be available with loving support whenever you need her
  • Make you feel supported and cared for
  • Help you implement your system and philosophies
  • Share with you a wealth of experiences and ideas
  • Allow you to rest, heal, and will care for your family and newborn so you can enjoy this precious time

Day and Night Support

Your doula can provide day and overnight support to you and your family for one day, one week, one month or an extended amount of time. We provide care for mom, newborn, siblings and the entire family. We are experts in newborn care and can answer all of your questions, ease your mind and help your family gain confidence. Daytime shifts can be as short as 5 hours and overnight shifts can be as short as 10 hours.

Live-In Support

Coming home with your new baby can be overwhelming for even the most experienced mom. We are here to help.

We can stay with you from the moment you get home for up to seven days. We will support your family in making this special time more enjoyable and less overwhelming. We can answer all of your questions about breastfeeding, newborn care, recovery and everything else. We will take care of you, baby and your family so you can rest, recover and bond.

Classes for new moms, babies and families

Our classes include sleep seminars for newborns and 4-month olds, yoga for postpartum mothers, babies and families, Fit4Mom postpartum exercise classes and many more. You can see the schedule of all upcoming classes here.

Our Team

Anna Rodney, Owner and Founder of Chicago Family Doulas

Anna has supported families as a doula since 2009 and is committed to providing families with professional, compassionate, and personal support. Anna gives 200% in all she does in life and brings this commitment and passion to every aspect of her work as a doula.

Anna has had the reputation of being a kind, calm, and loving person for as long as she can remember. She has always cared deeply for people and strives to support and care for all around her. She has worked with children and families since she was a teen and later on has supported families in the role of a nanny, preschool teacher, Americorps worker, respite worker, special education teacher, and finally as a birth and postpartum doula. Anna was a special educator for ten years prior to becoming a doula and owner of Chicago Family Doulas.

Being a life long learner, Anna earned her Master’s degree in Education as well as multiple degrees in Special Education. She is certified as a labor doula through DONA and CAPPA, as a postpartum doula through ProDoula and CAPPA, certified to teach Hypnobirthing, a CAPPA Certified Lactation Educator, a Certified Newborn Care Specialist, and is a certified Happiest Baby on the Block instructor. Anna is committed to sharing her vast knowledge with the families she works with. She is also committed to training doulas as a labor and postpartum doula trainer through CAPPA and also as a certified CAPPA Childbirth Educator Trainer.

As an agency owner, Anna is committed to handpicking the most amazing doulas that the Chicagoland area has to offer. The doulas that work with Chicago Family Doulas are kind, caring, informed, non-judgmental, professional, and 100% committed to the families that they have the honor of supporting. Anna and her team will be an incredible addition to your birth team.



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