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Resources & Site References

We are always adding to our list of local, national & online resources for clients and community members.

(Site references are numbered at the bottom of the page.)

Free and low-cost doula services

"We are a birth justice organization providing comprehensive doula support for vulnerable communities in Chicagoland."

Several free virtual & in-person classes

"At the Family Birth Center, our experienced nurse educators lead prenatal classes for expectant parents and families. We can help the whole family prepare for your child's birth — including siblings and grandparents. Several of our classes are offered for free."
*this organization uses gendered language*

Free abortion support materials from The Doula Project

"The Doula Project is a network of trained doula volunteers working to create a society in which all pregnant people have access to the care and support they need."

Financial, logistical & emotional support for people seeking abortion care

"We envision a world where everyone has the freedom and autonomy to create lives, families, and communities that are healthy, safe, and thriving and where the full range of reproductive choices, including abortion, are accessible and affirmed."

Free birth plan template from The Bump

"At The Bump, we aim to empower new parents and parents-to-be with expert content and advice, personalized advice and checklists and more."

How-to from Progressive Health Services


"We specialize in integrative medicine, sexual and reproductive health, family planning, OB/GYN, urology, STD and HIV testing, and LGBTIQ care."

*this site uses gendered language*

Site References

[1] Continuous Support for Women During Childbirth: 2017 Cochrane Review Update, National Partnership for Women & Families (2017)

[2] DIY Doula: Self-Care for Before, During, & After Your Abortion, The Doula Project

[3] The Birth Partner: A Complete Guide to Childbirth for Dads, Partners, Doulas, and Other Labor Companions, Penny Simkin (with Katie Rohs), 5th edition (2018)

[4] What are the benefits of having a doula? Mayo Clinic (2021) 

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