D.L. asks from Chicago, IL on May 15, 2008
N.J. answers from Chicago on May 16, 2008
This gal is fabulous and reasonably priced:
B.T. answers from Chicago on May 16, 2008
Contact birthways - as was already mentioned. They have reduced rates if you use a doula-in-training (which I did).
K.S. answers from Chicago on May 16, 2008
I'm not sure where exactly she's at in chicago, but Amanda Respess is very experienced.
M.H. answers from Chicago on May 19, 2008
Amy Hanson is very nice. Her e-mail is ____@____.com. I know her personally, and she is a great person.
Good Luck and Congrats
T.M. answers from Chicago on May 29, 2008
Although I haven't worked with her, I know Holly, who is also a mother of 2 (#2 was delivered at home before her midwife could arrive).
A.R. answers from Chicago on May 16, 2008
Malik Turley is fantastic. She also has a ton of experience with nursing, if you are a first time mom, and looking for guidance in that department.
E.H. answers from Chicago on May 16, 2008
I also recommend Birthways. My doula lives in Evanston, but I don't know if she has waterbirth experience. I know that she has attended homebirths though. Birthways has many doulas in their network so I'm sure you can find one to suit your needs. I don't remember the lower end of the scale as I wanted lots of experience, and the doula to have had her children naturally. Our doula is also in training to be a midwife and we paid 800. Hope that helps.
D.F. answers from Minneapolis on May 16, 2008
Peyton Callahan assisted my husband and I with our first birth. She is so awesome!! Her presence is very calming. She has an amazing energy about her. We were planning on having a waterbirth at home although we had to transport to the hospital 30 hours into labor because of complications.
I found being in the tub to be so relaxing! You're going to love it! Best wishes for a safe delivery.
Peyton can be reached at:
You can tell her I sent you!
All the best,