Expectant mothers all need the latest information in addition to lots of encouragement and help. Heart, Birth & Baby provides compassionate care along with stellar labor support and birth doula services.
What’s more, Heart, Birth & Baby 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 Hillary Scharmann, the doula and perinatal educator behind Heart, Birth & Baby to learn more about her company, and what parents can expect at the Chicago Baby Show!
For someone unfamiliar with Heart Birth & Baby, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
Getting buried in the details of pregnancy, birth and parenting is universal. It is Heart, Birth & Baby’s mission to inspire parents to trust their instincts and find confidence and joy in their decisions. Heart, Birth & Baby offers birth doula services, postpartum doula services, and private classes and consultations to Chicagoland families.
Tell us about the company’s background. When did it start and how has it evolved since then?
My early sense of vocation in birth and postpartum support was inspired by several doulas who enthusiastically encouraged me to pursue a career as a doula. I enrolled in a DONA International training in 2012, and I have not looked back. I sought out the best mentors, invested in my professional development, began working one on one with families, volunteered my time, and Heart, Birth & Baby is the culmination of that hard work and experience. I love what I do!
What are the most popular and/or newest products from Heart Birth & Baby?
My most popular service is labor support/birth doula services. Heart, Birth & Baby is my small volume private practice, and I take a limited amount of clients per month, so spots fill quickly. To accommodate more families, I added postpartum doula services and in-home private consultations and classes at the beginning of 2015. This has given me the opportunity to provide many more families with individualized support, tools, resources and knowledge.
What sets Heart Birth & Baby apart from doula services?
Heart, Birth & Baby matches the professionalism of an agency setting, with the added comforts of an intimate private practice. As the owner, doula and perinatal educator, my clients benefit from the deepened interpersonal relationships and quality of care from an experienced professional.
What can parents expect from Heart Birth & Baby at the Chicago Baby Show?
On Saturday, I’ll be enjoying the great speakers, programming and browsing the fabulous featured brands and products! If you recognize me, please come say hello! I love connecting with expectant parents and parents with new babies. On Sunday, you can find me at 2:15 pm during the Special Closing Act: Health and Wellness Panel. I’ll be there with a team of other local experts to answer attendees questions about health and wellness for pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. Can’t wait!