We are a birth justice organization providing comprehensive doula support for vulnerable communities in Chicagoland.
What We Do
A Chicago Volunteer Doula is a labor support professional who has chosen to commit time and energy to helping pregnant people and their families in Chicago. Our doulas come from a variety of backgrounds. They are social workers, childcare workers, cab drivers, accountants, stay-at-home moms, midwifery students, artists, activists, nurses, lawyers, teachers, yoga instructors and massage therapists. Our doulas celebrate different cultural backgrounds and some are fluent in Spanish.
All of our doulas have been trained by an accredited organization and many are certified. Some of our doulas are new to the profession while many have been supporting mothers in childbirth for years. Each doula has been interviewed by our administrators to ensure that they support our mission and are committed to the families we serve. We provide our doulas with an organizational orientation and Intercultural Communication and Birth Justice training and mentor match.