How much does a doula cost in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs?

Pregnancy and Postpartum Care for Everyone

As of January, birth doula services in Chicago, Illinois, typically range from $800 to $2,500. The typical base rate for hiring a postpartum doula or night doula in Chicago, stands at $21.08 per hour according to Bornbir’s extensive doula database. This rate is approximately 1.5% higher than the Illinois statewide average base rate of $20.14 per hour and 2% lower than the national average, which rests at $23.27.

However, it's essential to note that doula fees can vary widely within Chicago, and some highly experienced or specialized doulas may charge higher rates. Additionally, some doulas offer package deals that may include prenatal visits, continuous labor support, and postpartum support, which can affect the overall cost.

When considering hiring a doula in Chicago, it's a good idea to research and interview several doulas to find one who aligns with your preferences, needs, and budget. During consultations, you can discuss their specific services and pricing structure to ensure you have a clear understanding of what is included and the associated costs. This will help you find a doula who meets your needs and fits your budget.

Referencing data gathered from the following areas in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs:

  • Evanston
  • Skokie
  • Wilmette
  • Winnetka
  • Glencoe
  • Highland Park
  • Deerfield
  • Northbrook
  • Glenview
  • Niles
  • Park Ridge
  • Des Plaines
  • Morton Grove
  • Mount Prospect
  • Arlington Heights
  • Schaumburg
  • Hoffman Estates
  • Elk Grove Village
  • Rolling Meadows
  • Palatine
  • Buffalo Grove
  • Wheeling
  • Lincolnwood
  • Oak Park
  • River Forest
  • Forest Park
  • Berwyn
  • Cicero
  • Oak Lawn
  • Burbank
  • Bridgeview
  • Palos Heights
  • Palos Hills
  • Orland Park
  • Tinley Park
  • Oak Forest
  • Homewood
  • Flossmoor
  • Calumet City
  • Lansing
  • Evergreen Park
  • Alsip
  • Blue Island
  • Harvey
  • Dolton
  • South Holland
  • Thornton