All mothers are unique

We join you on your path to parenthood by offering education and support for a positive and healthy pregnancy and birth. We also provide relaxation support to help new mothers and moms-to-be cope with any physical, mental and emotional challenges they may experience.

Because no journey to motherhood is the same, we provide customized, unbiased education, guidance and support for women and their partners to plan their baby’s birth with confidence.

Learn more about our services or contact our owners, Libby Deutsch and Errin Bald, to set up a consultation.

Prenatal Education & Support

Continuous Care & Birthing Support

Whether you’re planning to give birth in a hospital, birth center or at home, our doulas are with you every step of the way, providing continuous care and support on the big day.

With your birth doula on your team, you’ll gain: 

  • Physical and emotional support during early-active labor to help you decide when to go to the hospital.
  • Continuous care during labor, including using your desired comfort measures, e.g. massage, aromatherapy, hot-and-cold therapy, music, guided meditation and Reiki. We’re here to help you feel as comfortable, safe, and cared for as possible.  
  • Help for both you and your partner so you both of you can stay balanced, grounded and empowered leading up to and throughout labor and delivery. Unlike hospital staff, your doula is there for you and you alone; we have no one else to look after when you’re delivering. We provide continuous care and support until your baby is safely in your arms.

It Takes a Village

In previous eras, pregnant women and their families had the support of their entire communities. Today, we are often geographically separated from our families and disconnected from our communities. At Holistic Family Doulas, we want to create a bridge between the conveniences of the modern world and the interpersonal connections of forgotten eras. We seek to provide a safe, relaxing and nurturing experience for women and their families. Whether you’re pregnant and preparing for birth or navigating the challenges of infertility, we’ll be your village.

Testimonials

“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.”
Erin D.
"After giving birth to my son, my husband immediately sang Renee’s praises and admitted to me that he had been wrong. He agreed that everyone needs a doula and he didn’t know what we would have done without her!"
Marysia D.
“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 G.
"Libby was my doula for the birth of my daughter and her support was magnificent. This labor and delivery was significantly different than my first. Although I still dealt with some blood pressure issues, labor went a lot faster and we used the knowledge that we gained from my first delivery to guide the experience with this birth. Libby really worked closely with the nurses to come up with a plan to keep labor progressing and provided me with the mental support and space that I needed when I was scared to start pushing. Her guidance outside of the hospital was also excellent. We talked about many different topics including balancing two kids, lactation, healing, and future education as I explore becoming a doula myself. This company and these women have been the most valuable part of my experience bringing my kids into this world."
SA
"It has been so difficult to put into words and to articulate what Errin’s services meant to me and my family. At our home birth, she was everything, strength, comfort, documenter, friend, whatever was needed at the particular moment. However, where her value can not be overstated was post birth when she went above and beyond to create a safe and relaxing space for us to focus on our newborn. She brought over meals, helped clean the house, basically took all the weight off of us so that we could truly be in our special moment with our family. Errin gave us something that can’t be quantified or measured, but will stay with us and in our hearts forever. This isn’t just another “great service” referral, this is a question of do you want to give your family the absolute best?"
Brandon H.
"The team at HFD is hands down the VERY BEST! If I ever have another baby, I would hire LIBBY again in a heartbeat! Thank you again for getting me through this birth! :)"
Andrea H.
"Renee made me feel like a goddess after I gave birth, which is how all women should feel. She made nourishing meals and snacks, gave loving massages and beautiful baths that helped me stay connected to my baby while I recovered."
Marysia
“I call Errin my angel and I mean that whole heartedly. I was determined to have a different experience for my third pregnancy and hired Errin because support was something I didn't have after my first two pregnancies. I never dreamed how loved I would feel by this woman and how much she would love my baby. Whatever I needed, along with things I didn't even know I needed, was given to me and my family. My postpartum experience was beautiful because of her and I can't imagine doing things differently. Her knowledge of babies, women, pregnancy and postpartum is beyond what words can describe. She not only becomes a part of the family but becomes the teacher, showing us all how to navigate big changes and doing it calmly and lovingly. She is truly one of a kind.”
Angie B.
“I sought out Errin to be my birth doula after working along side her to support a birth. Being a doula myself, I felt really strongly about wanting someone I knew I could trust and that would not only advocate for me but help me advocate for myself to have the birth I wanted. Not only was Errin a huge support throughout my birth, but prenatally and postpartum as well. I had a lot of anxiety about having a hospital birth, and Errin being there and helping me to advocate for myself and supporting my decisions made my birth experience a lot easier. My husband and I truly could not have done it without her. Errin goes above and beyond in every aspect, and cares so deeply about every client she has and birthing people as a whole.”
Miranda Y.
"I can not recommend Errin enough. Being a first time mom, it was so nice to be able to text her with any of the off the wall, random questions that I had with no judgment. She has the most calming personality and helped put my mind at ease any time I had questions or concerns. After my daughter was born, she helped me even more. Her knowledge on c-section and postpartum care both mentally and physically helped me heal in the best way possible. I loved all of my pregnancy the good and the bad and I truly have Errin to thank for that."
Elizabeth H.