©2014 by Tara Van Dyke

My Services

I SUPPORT ALL BIRTHS

Each birth is unique, and I am 100% in support of your vision for your baby's arrival. I guide you through the options available to you, and assist you through any birth scenario: home, hospital, unmedicated, epidural, VBAC, Cesarean, long, short, day, or night.

SERVICE AREA

Western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.

Hospitals in my service area include:

  • Northwestern Central DuPage (Winfield, IL)

  • Elmhurst Memorial (Elmhurst, IL)

  • Amita Hinsdale (Hinsdale, IL)

  • Northwestern Delnor (Geneva, IL)

  • Edward (Naperville, IL)

  • West Suburban (Oak Park, IL)

  • Rush Copley (Aurora, IL)

  • Good Samaritan (Downer's Grove, IL)

BIRTH DOULA SERVICE

Comprehensive support to provide solid preparation and continuous care for birth & postpartum.

Can be customized with extra services to suit your needs for this unforgettable time in your life.

Before Birth:

  • On call availability, at your service from the time contract is signed.

  • Access to lending library, local referrals, and recommendations.

  • Birth preferences consulting.

  • One 2-hour prenatal meeting to discuss birth options and relaxation techniques.

During Birth:

  • On call availability 24/7 to discuss signs of labor and provide suggestions for maximum comfort.

  • My attendance in labor wherever and whenever you need it.

  • Hands-on comfort measures, encouragement, and coping tools.

  • Continuous presence through the time of birth and for 1-2 hours afterwards.

  • Photos of treasured moments during baby's arrival.

  • Qualified backup doula to provide care in the event of an extremely long labor or unexpected circumstances.

After Birth:

  • Printed timeline of the events of your baby's arrival.

  • Assistance with baby's first feeding.

  • Postpartum visit to discuss healing, recovery, sleep, feeding, and family life changes.

  • Phone consulting availability to troubleshoot baby care and general adjusting.

  • Trusted referral network for after-baby wellness.

CUSTOMIZED CONSULTS

Private sessions designed to meet your specific needs and circumstances.

Schedule one or more as extra specialized support with your doula package, or as a stand-alone service

BIRTH PLANNING

A birth plan is about

knowing your options so you're not caught off guard when unforseen circumstances arise.

COMFORT MEASURES

Take your birth to a whole new level of comfort with optimal positioning, rebozo techniques, and relaxation tools.

VBAC PREP

VBAC success is best with thorough understanding of your options, and deeper preparation of mind and body.

Gift Certificates

AVAILABLE FOR ANY SERVICE

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