We are extending new services to Chicago families in light of our changing world, and are happy to extend hope, resilient optimism, and unwavering support in new ways.
Chicago hospitals have rapidly changed their visitor policies in light of COVID-19, and that has left many families feeling anxious.
What will labor look like?
Who will be allowed in to support you?
So far 18 of the 26 hospitals have restricted their policies to allow only one support person to accompany a laboring person.
For families who planned on several people offering care during labor, or in making their birth a community celebration, these new policy come as a shock.
We are feeling this shock with you! AND there are still ways to have care, support, and resources an in person doula would typically provide.