There is so much to learn when it comes to labor, delivery, childbirth, and postpartum recovery, and having an experienced doula by your side can make all the difference in the world. If you’re searching for modern prenatal and postnatal care and services, Chicago Birth & Baby provides it, offering placenta encapsulation, postpartum doula support, childbirth and parenting education, and even a baby concierge service.
Chicago Birth & Baby will be at will be at the 2017 Chicago Baby Show, on August 26 and 27, at Navy Pier, when the nation’s largest show for expectant and new families comes to Chicagoland. A family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler – from top products to trusted parenting experts – the Chicago Baby Show will welcome thousands of expectant and new parents from Chicago, the surrounding suburbs, and beyond!
Tickets to the Chicago Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.
We spoke with Chicago Birth & Baby to learn more about the brand.
For someone unfamiliar with Chicago Birth & Baby, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
Inspired by the spirit of modern feminism, we support expectant and new parents as labor and postpartum doulas, placenta encapsulators, and childbirth educators. We believe that empowered pregnancy, birth, and parenting experiences create hope for the future and better our communities. We are also committed to being leaders in our industry and embrace flexibility and innovation.
Tell us about the company’s background. When did it start and how has it evolved since then?
Chicago Birth & Baby started with founder Maura Winkler’s solo doula practice six years ago and grew to Chicago Birth & Baby about two years ago. When Maura first became a doula, she began as a birth doula. Not too long afterward, she began offering placenta encapsulation. The beginning of Chicago Birth & Baby marked immense expansion of service offerings, adding postpartum doula support, childbirth and parenting education, and, most recently, a baby concierge service.
What are the most popular and/or newest services from Chicago Birth & Baby?
Our most popular service is placenta encapsulation, but postpartum support is also growing rapidly in popularity. Labor support has always been a cornerstone to what we do and is the type of doula support most expectant families have heard about. Our newest service is our baby concierge service which offers a variety of packages for baby and nursery planning and assessment to fit each family’s unique needs.
What sets Chicago Birth & Baby apart from other childbirth service companies?
We are all about love…between couples, families, parents and babies, and anyone, really. We handle the rest of it so that families can fall in love with their babies. And we are professional, flexible, and accountable. Chicago Birth & Baby is also the only doula agency in Chicago owned by a certified nurse midwife.