Congratulations on your pregnancy and up-coming delivery. Considering hiring a doula is a great step forward in helping you to achieve the birth experience you and your family are hoping for. Samantha Trebilcock is a DONA- trained birth doula, night nurse/postpartum doula, childbirth educator and placenta encapsulation specialist in the Chicago area. Samantha decided to become a doula in 2007 while she was in the process of completing her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Throughout her studies Samantha saw that women were not getting the support and advocacy they deserved and felt drawn to do something to change this.
As a doula and nurse, Samantha believes all families deserve to feel respected, listened to and a part of their care during their pregnancy, birth and postpartum journey. Her passion lies in evidence based practice and believes most
women can accomplish a drug-free/low intervention delivery with the right
support and education. That said Samantha supports women in what birth and parenting choices they make. For some families this means a planned C-section, for others it is an all natural home birth or something in between. Samantha believes all are
valid birth choices as long as they are made from an educated place and with over 230 births under her belt she really has worked with moms in almost every situation possible.
In her "spare" time Samantha is a board member and co-chair of fundraising for Chicago Volunteer Doulas. CVD is a wonderful Chicago based not-for-profit that provides doula services and education to families throughout Chicagoland. In this role she helps to run multiple fundraisers each year, teach basic childbirth education classes, and helps to mentor new doulas in the Chicago area. Outside of doula work Samantha enjoys spending time at Belmont Harbor with her dog near their Lakeview home, checking out local restaurants and watching college football with friends.