Postpartum Support

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You don't have to do it alone.

Your parenting philosophy is our parenting philosophy.  Chicago Birth & Baby ease the transition to welcoming a baby home for the entire family.  Our agency provides a full range of postpartum support twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.  Breast or bottle, one baby or multiples, co-sleeping or crib, you'll take confidence in knowing our doulas are knowledgeable and skilled in all aspects of your baby's adjustment outside the womb and your physical and emotional transition during the postpartum period.

 

Unwavering support from hospital to home, day and night, for your recovery from childbirth and your baby's adjustment to life outside the womb.

 

DAY & NIGHT SUPPORT

Chicago Birth & Baby will meet your needs for postpartum support twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. With a doula by your side, you will gain the confidence and skills to care for your baby and make important parenting decisions down the road. As your doula supports you, you and your partner will notice a reduction in stress and an improvement in energy. Our professional expertise will enhance the bond you feel with your baby as you learn to juggle the demands of self care and new parenthood in those first days, weeks, and months with your baby. 

Support from a postpartum doula can include:

  • Feeding education (both breast and bottle/formula)
  • Maximizing sleep for the whole family
  • Streamlining newborn care, from diaper changes to dressing to bathing
  • Infant soothing techniques
  • Routines and schedules, particularly for multiples
  • Transitioning your preemie home
  • Recommendations for the latest and greatest in baby gear
  • Light housekeeping
  • Errands, including grocery shopping
  • Meal preparation

LIVE-IN DOULA

Overwhelmed by the prospect of venturing home with your tiny wonder?  Hire a 24/7 postpartum doula to support your every need in the early postpartum.  Chicago Birth & Baby offer fully customizable packages for live-in doulas.  You will trust that your doula will be able to answer your questions all hours of the day about newborn care, postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, and a wealth of other topics, or refer you to the individual that is the solution to your needs.   

IN-HOSPITAL SUPPORT

It can be challenging to get all the support you need in the hospital. In-hospital postpartum doula support is perfect for a woman who has a planned or unplanned cesarean birth as well as women who have extended hospital stays or are re-admitted to the hospital with complications or prior health issues.  In-hospital support may also be appropriate for families who have a baby in the NICU and seek the support of a doula to keep the mother fed, hydrated, and comfortable as she undertakes the intense task of commuting to and from and spending long days in the NICU awaiting her baby's homecoming.