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With Burr Ridge Birth Center

Comfort & Coping

Wednesdays each month, 6:30pm, open to all

What to Expect

  • Birth 101, quick and fun

  • Techniques for each phase of labor

  • Create an environment that supports hormones

  • Build your labor toolkit: positions, massage, acupressure, aromatherapy, mantras, and more!

  • Prepare to labor at home

  • Practice time in a birth suite (if available)


Queer doula Melissa Haley of Chicago clients at comfort measures class at Burr Ridge Birth Center

Viv & Vince, June 2024

Mel was attentive and supportive throughout our learning experience, lending their expertise to teach my husband how to apply counter pressure effectively. And they invited us to try various tools that would be available to us during labor, such as birthing balls and the like. 

We left feeling much better prepared for our labor/birth experience, and my husband even asked if we could switch doulas and hire Mel instead-- I will have to look into that. Thanks, Mel!

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