Maria Glidewell


CURRENT STATUS: Pre-CD Postpartum & Infant Care Doula

BUSINESS NAME/AFFILIATION: Maria Glidewell – Postpartum Doula

SERVICES PROVIDED: Postpartum and Infant Care Services


AREAS SERVED: Within 50 miles of Kankakee County


Phone:  815-278-8571


Meet Your ProDoula

Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I really enjoy being a nanny. I have experience with all ages and come from a big family. I feel like I’ve been trained to be a doula for as long as I can remember by my mom and aunts. I’ve been surrounded by pregnancy/ breastfeeding my whole life.

What led you to become a Doula?: I want to help moms enjoy motherhood to the fullest.

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

That I am caring, intuitive to others needs, very positive and supportive.

What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: Totally depends on the mother but I love the books Breastfeeding Made Simple by Mohrbacher and Kendall-Tackett and The Other Baby Book by Megan McGrory Massaro and Mariam Katz

What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: Joy! I can’t wait to be a mom. I hope that mother knows she’s doing an amazing job!

What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Reassurance and support in her decisions.

What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Friends!!

What is your favorite place to vacation?: Kiawah Island South Carolina

What is your favorite food?: Pizza!

What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: With family.

Who lives in your house?: My mom and 2 of my 5 siblings.