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CHICAGO
BIRTHWORKS COLLECTIVE

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Chicago Doulas

At Chicago Birthworks Collective, we provide full-circle doula care for Black women, birthing people and their families. Our passion lies in supporting melanated women during pregnancy, birth and postpartum, and empowering them to advocate for themselves throughout pregnancy and beyond. This is an incredible journey that our doulas and birth workers are honored to join. We are proud to serve families in the Chicago community by providing the proper comfort, care and support you need to bring new life into this world while protecting and preserving yours. 

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What is a Doula?

A doula is a trained professional who provides an expecting mother and family with

full-circle care, including prenatal visits, support throughout labor,  postpartum care and assistance with breastfeeding. Doulas do more than just help with the physical aspects of childbirth — they are there for the spiritual, emotional and mental aspects of your entire pregnancy journey. Whatever you have in mind for your birthing process, whether traditional, home birth or something in between, a doula can create a custom birth plan that fits you. 

What Do Chicago Birthworks Collective Doulas Do? 

Chicago Birthworks Collective doulas help Black mothers and families with their physical, emotional and mental needs throughout pregnancy and beyond. 

A hospital can be a new place to navigate, taking you out of your comfort zone, and a doula can help fill in the gaps to make you feel confident and safe wherever you are. Chicago Birthworks Collective doulas are not limited to Chicago hospitals. We can support you at home, or birth center during early and active labor or throughout your entire out of hospital experience. Our doulas can also go to your Chicago area home and assist you during postpartum and breastfeeding. We’re equipped to assist with lactation support, postpartum well-being, mental health and everything in between to support better maternal outcomes.

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Testimonials

"I valued the additional support that was provided. The fact I was assisted by a fellow Black woman was definitely a plus. Mama Toni gave great guidance regarding child birth as well as self reflection. Her wisdom was truly appreciated, the entire existence of Birthworks is phenomenal."

"If you're not looking for just a doula but for a doula and community to be then Chicago Birthworks Collective is the place to go."

ASHLEY

CASTILLE

KINDRA

"Chicago’s Birthworks Collective really saved the day and because I was so stressed with some support that was very needed. I couldn’t put it into words but it was tangible and I knew I needed that community. Even though I was thankful to have my parents, I knew I needed more.

How Much Does a Doula Cost? 

We know that expecting mamas and birthing people are concerned about the cost of childbirth, but doula support is an important investment for bettering birth outcomes. Our doula services are curated to fit your needs and budget —  we want your pregnancy and birthing experience to be powerful, rewarding and positive (with LOTS of pampering thrown in). Our full-service birth packages start at $1,500 and range up to $2,500. These packages cover the highest care and support for your birth and postpartum journey.

Our a la carte services include lactation support, placenta encapsulation, and education through our online community, the virtual birth village. In some cases, our services can be submitted and approved for reimbursement through medical insurance, so we recommend checking with your insurance provider to see if any services may be covered.

What are the Benefits of Having a Doula?

Studies have shown that having a doula improves the labor and delivery experience, especially for women of color and birthing people who face challenges  of bias and racism when interacting with doctors in medical settings.

A hospital can be a new place to navigate, lacking the familiarities of home, and

a doula can help fill in the gaps to make you feel confident and safe. However, Chicago Birthworks Collective doulas are not limited to Chicago hospitals. We can support you at home during pre-labor pains and contractions or throughout your home birth. Our doulas can also go to your Chicago area home and assist you during postpartum and breastfeeding. We’re equipped to assist with lactation support, postpartum well-being, mental health and everything in between to support better maternal outcomes.

We would be honored to walk you through all of our services or create a custom doula package that serves your needs and fills your cup. 

Let us (and our community of other melanated mamas!) cheer you on as you embark on the most beautiful, radical and sacred experience of bringing

new life into the world.

Ready to Work With
Chicago Birthworks Collective?

We would be honored to walk you through all of our services or create a custom doula package that serves your needs and fills your cup. 

If you are looking for a Black doula in the Chicago area to join you on your journey to parenthood and empower and support you throughout your pregnancy, contact Chicago Birthworks Collective. Let us (and our community of other melanated mamas!) cheer you on as you embark on the most beautiful, radical and sacred experience of bringing new life into the world.

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