For over 8 years, Elizabeth Spicher, MSOM, L.Ac. has been working with women using Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Western botanicals and essential oils. She specializes in treating the whole woman. From puberty and menstrual problems to women wanting to conceive all the way through menopause. She assists you in trying to conceive with a specific plan based on where you are in the process, natural or assisted. Support is given throughout pregnancy and into the critical postpartum months. Women are left empowered because she always answers questions or makes recommendations. Women find pregnancy symptoms are lessened and there are less postpartum symptoms all together. Located at 501 W State St, Suite 204 Geneva IL 60134
Angel Hernandez Lanakiev is a Licensed Professional Social Worker, Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor and Certified in Perinatal Mental Health. Angel specializes in women’s mental health needs and has completed training in Domestic Violence, Infertility, and Perinatal Mood Disorders (pregnancy and postpartum). She works with children, adolescents and adults, personally and compassionately addressing their unique needs. Angel accepts the following insurance plans: Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Health Care, Cigna, Magellan, ComPsych, and can also help with reduced rate and payment plans. Located at 28 S. 5th St. Geneva, IL 60134
Carrie Koziol is a Women’s Health Physical Therapist, Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates Specialist, DRA Rehabilitation and Core Restore Expert, with advanced training in Perimenopause and Menopause. From puberty to perimenopause and beyond, your body has unique needs, limitations, and opportunities, and it is Carrie’s passion to develop fitness programs that are a combination of education and exercise for women at any age and in every stage. She brings her expertise in the form of workshops, 6 week live classes, online programs, and guest speaking, and private sessions. Learn more at https://www.carriekoziol.com/.
April Gutierrez is a physical therapist with extensive experience treating patients with spine conditions and women’s health issues. She’s also a manually certified therapist for 12 years with a Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP-Pelvic) through the American Physical Therapy Association. Her belief in alternative therapies led her to complete a certification in the Mercier technique for infertility. Her physical therapy practice focuses on the healing of the body through natural treatments and hands-on techniques. She believes in 1:1 care and designing a treatment plan that is unique to each individual.
Krysia Schwab is a massage therapist, bodyworker, and energy worker. She’s worked with thousands of clients over the past 20 years. Certified in many modalities such as massage, craniosacral and Reiki, Krysia is particularly passionate about abdominal work. Trained in Mayan Abdominal Massage and Visceral Therapy, Krysia has melded these therapies, along with craniosacral and Reiki, together to create a healing experience for every client. Many clients come to Krysia after decades of pain and years of trying countless other treatments or futile trips to different doctors. Krysia gives her all to each client that walks through the doors, and she’s devoted to making sure every client feels heard, supported and cared for.
Heather is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant with a degree in Applied Psychology. She is a TOTs (Tethered Oral Tissues) trained professional and has completed extensive training in supporting infants with tongue and lip ties. She and her husband live in Glen Ellyn and have twin daughters and two singleton sons. Heather provides home visits in the western suburbs of Chicago in addition to seeing families at her office in Downers Grove. She is particularly passionate about supporting families with multiples, premature babies, children with special needs, and children with food allergies. She is committed to assisting families in reaching their breastfeeding goals and has additional interests in nutrition, natural healthy living, and natural birth.
Partner in Health is a family chiropractic clinic in Geneva, Illinois, dedicated to empowering and educating patients to be an active participant in their health and lead a better quality life. Dr. Courtney Drendel is a holistic practitioner who aims to treat the human as a whole via natural methods. She focuses on the underlying cause of disease rather than treating the symptoms that are masking the root problem. She specializes in musculoskeletal problems as well as acupuncture. Acupuncture can be used to treat an array of conditions including muscular pain, sinusitis, anxiety, menopausal symptoms, sleep disturbances, addiction, and much more.
“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!!”
“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!”
“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!”
I contacted Holistic Family Doulas after the traumatic birth of my twins to do a postpartum healing ceremony. It was such a magical, moving experience and exactly what I needed at the time. Cote was gentle, powerful, and grounded, and helped me process and move through my experience in a way I hadn’t been able to on my own. Something definitely shifted for me, and I’m forever grateful for that truly healing experience.”
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