“I used Doulas of Chicago, Ariel Swift, as a labor doula to deliver at the University of Chicago and as a postpartum doula. I am so glad to have had a doula! The labor doula was like having an expert spouse/nurse assistant. She made everything a little smoother, easier, and better. It meant we had an informed person that was part of my support team. I highly recommend getting a doula, and highly recommend Ariel Swift! Ariel was very familiar with the University of Chicago (and she mentioned knowing a lot of people at Prentice as well). It helped that she knew what was available and what would be allowed. Then after we were back at home it was nice to have Ariel come by for a couple of hours to help summarize what we did at the hospital, help come up with ideas for what would be helpful to do. . .
If you’re having a baby (especially if it’s your first and you’ve never cared for a newborn), I highly recommend getting a doula! If you’re delivering at UChicago or Prentice, I highly recommend Doulas of Chicago and Ariel Swift!”
– Anne S.