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 are hoping for. I am a DONA- trained and certified birth doula in the Chicago area. I decided to become a doula while I was in the process of completing my Bachelors in Nursing. Throughout my studies I saw that women were not getting the support and advocacy they deserved and I felt drawn to do something to change this.
I believe all families deserve to feel respected, listened to and a part of their care during their pregnancy and birth journey. My passion lies in natural birth and I believe most
women can accomplish a drug-free/low intervention delivery with the right
support and education. That
being said, I also believe that a woman should have the birth she feels
is best for her and her child. For some families this is a planned C-section, for another it is an all-natural home birth or something in between. All are
valid birth choices as long as they are made from an educated place.
In my "spare" time I am a board member and the chair of fundraising for Chicago Volunteer Doulas. CVD is a wonderful Chicago based not for profit that provides doula services and childbirth/breastfeeding/parenting education to families throughout Chicagoland. In this role I run multiple fundraisers every year, teach basic childbirth education classes, and help to mentor new doulas in our area. I also work in the flex pool at The Cradle in Evanston as a pediatric nurse a few times a month- Samantha Trebilcock BSN RN, CD(DONA)
I provide birth doula services for home and hospital deliveries in the Chicago area. To date I have attended 131 deliveries (9/4/13) ranging from elective C-sections to completely intervention free home births. I am located in the Lakeview area and will travel to the suburbs for deliveries within 35 miles of 60657. Along with my birth doula services I provide childbirth education classes, postpartum care and placenta encapsulation services. For more detailed information about my services including pricing click doula services or childbirth education and more tabs.