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Personalized Doula Services
for Fertility, Pregnancy, and Postpartum.

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We empower families to create optimal
pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experiences.

Parenthood can be unpredictable. We provide tools and support for families navigating
fertility
, pregnancy, and new parenthood.

Many Paths One Result

If you’re pregnant, or would like to become pregnant, you may be overwhelmed by all of the information and advice coming at you from every direction. We understand. And we want you to know that you don’t have to follow any one path or prescription.

Healthy pregnancies and positive birth experiences begin when families are empowered to choose what’s right for them. Our professionally trained doulas can help you determine what’s best for you and your family.

With our help, you’ll prepare mentally and physically for your pregnancy journey. We’re there with you every step of the way, helping you make the choices that are right for your family, and your body.

Hospital birth or home birth? Water Birth or epidural? It often seems as if there are as many ways to have a baby as there are babies to be had. Our trusted professionals help guide families through the myriad decisions to be made between now and your baby’s birthday. At the same time, we provide you with the physical and emotional support you need to feel healthy and confident during this exciting time.

We invite you to learn more about our personalized doula services.

Services

Testimonials

“Lara and Cote came to our apartment for a beautiful postpartum ceremony. I felt so nourished by the belly binding, reiki, and time for reflection with my husband--it felt like a perfect way to close out the birth of my daughter!”

Laura Geller

“Working with Lara was the best decision I made for my delivery. As last minute as I was(SUPER LAST MINUTE), she made it all work with me. I'm so happy she was there, as soon as she was, I felt more at ease and more comfortable. I turned to her for knowledge and solace. It was my first baby and I had no idea what to expect and my anxiety was through the roof. She was extremely patient with me and was there every step of the way. She made sure to look out for my best interests in labor and delivery, my golden hour with my babe and helped me with latching and breastfeeding. After delivery, she came to check on us and always sent a text every now and again to see how we were and if we needed anything. I've recommended her to family and friends whenever anyone has asked for a doula. And I will continue to recommend her and her business to anyone! Thank you to this wonderful practice!”

Nicolette Gleespen

“Go to their workshops. I learned so much from Cote and Lara. They truly carry a wealth of knowledge between them and have a genuine passion for supporting families. The postpartum workshop I attended was great because it was specific, covered important topics, and gave us hands-on activities for great postpartum care. Looking forward to future workshops by Holistic Family Doulas!”

Isabel Gonzalez-Smith

“If you’re looking for a doula, get Lara!! It’s almost a month after my delivery and I still think about my experience and her help and support throughout my pregnancy, delivery and postpartum. I had a successful VBac solely because of her. She helped me prepare beforehand mentally and physically. Her role was monumental in not only mentally supporting me but also respecting and following through with my wishes for the birth until the end. This had become a bit of a challenge because on the day of the delivery I had a precipitous labor and had to call 911. Nothing was the same, not even the hospital and Lara made it just in time to be with me to advocate for me and help me with the pain (no epidural). Lara went above and beyond to ensure I was comfortable, all my needs were met and I was supported in every way possible which would have been impossible had she not been there and I’m not exaggerating. No one can replace a doula, I wish I knew this for my first birth. Thanks for the successful Vbac Lara!!”

Hapden Fam

“I can't recommend Lara enough—if you’re looking for a doula, get Lara!! It’s almost a month after my delivery and I still think about my experience and her help and support throughout my pregnancy, delivery and postpartum. I had a successful VBac solely because of her. She helped me prepare beforehand, both mentally and physically. Her role was monumental in not only mentally supporting me but also respecting and following through with my wishes for the birth until the end. Lara went above and beyond to ensure I was comfortable, all my needs were met and I was supported in every way possible which would have been impossible had she not been there. No one can replace a doula, I wish I knew this for my first birth. Thanks for the successful Vbac Lara!!”

Ritu via Doulamatch

“Lara is a fantastic doula, I am so thankful we worked with her during the birth of my daughter. She was extremely helpful throughout the third trimester, being available to answer all my questions, giving helpful suggestions and insight as we made decisions throughout the pregnancy. I can't imagine getting through such a long labor without her being present. She was a huge advocate and support physically and emotionally for me throughout the process. I would absolutely recommend her!”

Michelle Sidney

“My husband and I are indebted to Lara and Cote for the love and support they gave us before, during and after the birth of our son. Lara led us through a very thorough prenatal session where we learned relaxation and pain management techniques for those later, uncomfortable weeks of pregnancy as well as for during labor. And she was our sense of calm during my 28-hour labor. I was able to labor at home for 17 hours. Their line of holistic products (tea, lotion, balm, etc) were nice additions for extra relief both before and after birth. It’s so nice to have trusted guidance from experts during such a sacred time.”

Kristen Guzzardo

“Lara was such a wonderful helper during my labor with my daughter. She was a wonderful advocate for me and provided much needed support and encouragement. I'm so grateful that we had her as part of my delivery support team.”

Jessica Mojica

“Lara and Cote are the best... their calming energy was the first thing my husband and I noticed and appreciated when we met for our consultation. And I would say that was the constant theme throughout prenatal, birth and postnatal support with Lara... she brought so much calm to an otherwise stressful and chaotic situation. Lara took us through a thorough prenatal session, which was amazing as a first time mom who hadn't read every book out there. And I was able to labor at home for 17 hours with Lara's help with pain management techniques and tactics to progress the labor. They have a line of holistic products that brought a lot of calm and relief before and after pregnancy. I trust these women to support my and my child's well-being.”

Kristen G.

“These women are so fantastic and nurturing, you'd be hard pressed to find better doulas and better post-care anywhere in the west suburbs. Lara and Cote are amazing.”

Erin D.

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Our Gift to You

Affirmations for Fertility, Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum. Feel better with our curated collection of affirmations to help ease pain, calm stress, and promote wellness. Every once in a while, you’ll also receive helpful insight and information to help you along your motherhood journey.

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Holistic Family Doulas offers personalized doula services for fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum care in the Chicago area. Our founder, Lara Lasky, is a birth and postpartum doula and holistic reproductive practitioner.

Holistic Family Doulas serve Chicago and the surrounding suburbs including St Charles, Batavia, Geneva, Aurora, Warrenville, Naperville, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Lisle, Oak Park, Oak Brook, Schaumburg, etc., and Cook, Kane, Will, and DuPage Counties.

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