Birthways, Inc. - Planning for childbirth

3701 North Ravenswood Avenue Suite 140
Chicago, Illinois 60613
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Caring Companion

At Birthways, our mission is to deliver knowledgeable, compassionate and non-judgmental guidance and reassurance as you move through pregnancy and birth.

Group & Private Classes

Birthways is a leading Chicago area organization for educating woman and families about pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and newborn care.
We provide group classes as well as private education and consultation. Taught by experienced educators and practitioners, who are also experienced midwives or doulas, we will help you to be informed, confident and excited about what lies ahead.

Our expert team of educators brings a wealth of knowledge for all families. If you’re wondering if we’re the right support for you, the answer is yes! We are specialists for low or high risk moms, same-sex families, single mothers, intended or surrogate parents and those women or partners who may have fear or trauma around childbirth. Call us to learn about availability and options for your needs.

Labor Support Package includes:
  • A free intake with our Care Coordinator and their matchmaking expertise
  • Free in-person interviews as you select the perfect doula
  • Up to 3 prenatal visits to build confidence and connection
  • Your doula is on-call for you 24/7 beginning at 37 weeks of pregnancy
  • Continuous support for all of labor and delivery – at home and at your chosen birth location
  • Immediate postpartum support following delivery – making sure mom and baby are both doing well, initial breastfeeding support
  • Postpartum follow-up visit usually within the first 4 weeks following the birth
  • 30 minutes of free Warmline support for breastfeeding questions, newborn care, or mom’s well-being

We can also create customized Labor Support Packages that can include Doula Partnerships, alternate prenatal or postpartum support. We’ll be happy to talk with you!

The fee for labor support packages range from $800–$2500 depending on the experience of the doula – let’s talk about the best fit for you.


Our team


irthways has been supporting families for over 20 years. Our doulas are our employees, trained as doulas and certified or working towards certification. Our matchmaking process pairs you with a doula that will be a good fit for your needs based on training, experience, personality and budget.

Our lactation team comprises Board-Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) who lead our prenatal breastfeeding classes, offer phone support, in-home consultations and clinics.


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