Amanda Osowski is an Infertility and Postpartum Doula, Patient Advocate, and the mama of a IVF miracle toddler, passionate about educating, supporting and cultivating new families through connection and community. As she walked through her own infertility journey, Amanda decided to share her experiences in order to reduce the stigma surrounding and normalize the conversation about infertility. Through chronicling her IVF journey, followed by her pregnancy, natural delivery, having a premature baby, a short NICU stay and challenges with feeding her daughter via social media, Amanda became hopeful that her story could prevent other aspiring parents, parents-to-be and new parents from feeling alone in their challenges. With a dynamic background in the healthcare field, Amanda thought she was both educated and prepared to enter motherhood. What she didn’t realize until after the fact was how much she didn’t know about the infertility industry, the impact of fertility treatments and their influence on early motherhood; as well as the intimate details of postpartum life – the physical, mental, emotional, relational and identity changes that she would walk through after pregnancy. A deep dive into research, support groups and her own doulas helped Amanda to come out thriving, and adamant about making that support easily available to both aspiring and new parents and families. Amanda works with clients in the Chicago, IL area and surrounding suburbs, and also offers a variety of virtual support services. Amanda’s instrumental support as a doula is coupled with meeting clients where they are at in their journey to parenthood, and providing the information, resources and the support system she felt was missing during her own experiences.
Bachelor of Science, Drake University (2008)
Bachelor of Arts, Drake University (2008)
Master of Public Health, Northwestern (2013)
Postpartum Doula Certification (2020)
Bereavement Preparation & Loss Specialist (2020)
Certified Professional Life Coach (2020)
I know how overwhelming infertility, pregnancy & postpartum can be! I’m currently offering a complimentary 15-minute consultation, where I can learn about your journey and provide initial ideas on support, recommendations and future plans. Each journey from aspiring parent to pregnancy and postpartum is unique and special. There are some resources, templates, outlines and tips that can help guide you along the way, from wherever you starting. You can find these, and more, available on my website.