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 when she was in the process of completing her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. 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 with the right supports clients can achieve the perfect birth for their family. For some families this means a planned C-section, for others it is an all natural home birth or something in between.
In her "spare" time Samantha is a board member and co-chair of fundraising for Chicago Volunteer Doulas. 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.