Caitlin Sobotka

ProDoula

CURRENT STATUS: CD Postpartum

BUSINESS NAME/AFFILIATION: Chicago Birth & Baby

SERVICES PROVIDED: Postpartum Doula Support

About

AREAS SERVED: Chicago and Surrounding Suburbs

CONTACT INFO:

Email:  clsobotka@gmail.com

Phone:  (630) 542-9911

Website:  chicagobirthandbaby.com

Meet Your ProDoula

Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: My background is in early childhood, so becoming a postpartum doula really felt like a natural transition. I'm also a former nanny. and I'm a mom - my first hand experience has been hugely helpful for supporting new families with their babies.

What led you to become a Doula?: My son’s birth and my transition to motherhood was where I discovered my connection to doula work. It all came together from that point!

What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:

I am very organized, great at brainstorming and problem solving and have a good sense of humor.

What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Other moms - they have the best and most practical advice! I also really like Aha Parenting and The Whole Brain Child book.

What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: When I see a pregnant or new mom, I always hope that they're getting support and I always feel sympathetic to the struggles and joys of parenting.

What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Peace of mind and non-judgmental support!

What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Gilmore Girls

What is your favorite place to vacation?: Anywhere - I love to travel. I have a goal to visit as many National Parks as possible!

What is your favorite food?: Tacos!

What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: Visiting our neighborhood farmer’s market with my family, having a meal with friends, and relaxing and reading.

Who lives in your house?: Myself, my husband, and our son. We also have 3(!) lazy cats.