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Amy Catania

Trained Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

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Bernice Rivkin

Trained Birthing From Within Childbirth Educator & Doula

I enjoy supporting pregnant couples as they embark on their amazing birth journey, whether they are just becoming parents for the first time or already have other children. As a Birthing from Within mentor, childbirth educator and doula, my work is not just about sharing information and techniques, although I do a lot of that too.…

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Holly Rogalski ★

Certified Birthing from Within Childbirth Educator

I have been supporting expectant families in birth since 2006. I bring compassion, wisdom and absolute support for this glorious ordeal of birth. I run ongoing classes in Chicago and Lake County and attend births as a doula in both counties. I have worked for 14 years as a medical communications trainer for student doctors and nurses, as well.…

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Juanita Montoya

Trained doula, childbirth educator and mentor, LMT in the state of Illinois specializing in pregnancy massage/bodywork

Juanita is an experience advanced holistic birthworker, certified with Matrona, serving families in labor/birth and traditional postpartum care. She is also certified as a massage therapist and a Parent Educator for Spinning Babies. Additionally, she is an LMT in the state of Illinois specializing in pregnancy massage/bodywork. Juanita’s goal as a birthworker is to help provide birthing couples with the tools they will need to not just navigate and write their own labor/birth/postpartum journey but also to enjoy it too, inviting ceremony and celebration back into the birthing rooms.…