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WELCOME TO MY PAGE

Hi! It's Hannah. I'm so glad you're here. I'm a Doula, lover of pleasure based sexuality, and a feminist. 

 

WHAT IS A DOULA?

A doula is a trained professional in childbirth and the postpartum period who provides emotional, physical, and informational support to a person who is pregnant, in labor, or has just had a baby. We are a positive influence during an intimate moment. Traditionally, pregnant folks were surrounded by women in childbirth. We hold space for you, believe in you, empower you, and can calm nerves. We are not there to replace any family members or your partner, but to join in that one-of-a-kind team to ensure you have the best experience possible.We can also be thought of as birth assistants, birth educators, and a hand-holder through an incredible journey. 

SERVICES

What can I support you with?

BIRTH CONTROL DOULA

Are you dissatisfied with the birth control you are using? Are you interested in switching to an option that would work better for you but having difficulty navigating what's out there? I can help! I personally use a fertility awareness method that is non hormonal. Let's talk about your options!

Birth Control Treatment

BIRTH DOULA

If you choose a birth center birth, home birth, hospital birth, planned abdominal birth, wish for spontaneous labor, are trying for a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean), schedule an induction, see an OB or midwife, or any other combination you can think of, I support you in your birth choices! Let's do everything we can to plan for your ideal experience. 

Pregnant belly

POSTPARTUM DOULA

Postpartum care for a new family is incredibly important. What many call the "Fourth Trimester" for a new parent, a Postpartum Doula is there to provide support to the whole family as they transition into their new roles. Emotional support, evidence-based support surrounding chest or bottle feeding, and hands-on support is what I offer.

Baby Bedroom

LOSS DOULA

A loss doula is someone that provides emotional, physical, and informational support to someone undergoing an abortion procedure, experiencing a miscarriage, or has delivered a stillborn baby. If you are seeking out resources regarding this, you deserve compassion, respect, and care.

Super Health Food

SEXUAL HEALTH EDUCATOR

Was your sexuality education lacking useful resources? Was it fear or abstinence based? There is way too much misinformation out there. The sexuality education many of us receive in school needs a serious revamp; you deserve to know accurate and comprehensive sexual/reproductive health information.

Plants in Boxes

EXPERIENCE

  • Birth Trauma Prevention Webinar with Krysta Dancy, November 2019

  • LGBTQ Inclusivity in Birth Webinar with Noam Greene & Veronica Rottman, November 2019

  • Belly Womb Botanicals' Emergency Contraception for Sovereign Sexuality e-course, October 2019

  • Sabia, The Black Doula: Doulas & Inductions Webinar, September 2019

  • Bloom Yoga Studio 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, September 2019-June 2020

  • Full-Spectrum Doula Circle: Crafting Ritual for Abortion & Pregnancy Loss Online workshop, August 2019

  • Resilience: Trauma Informed Care workshop, July 2019

  • Doula Trainings International (DTI) Born Into This Conference attendee, June 2019

  • Spinning Babies workshop, March 2019

  • DONA International: Postpartum Doula training, December 2018

  • Birthing Mama Prenatal Yoga & Wellness Online Birth Professionals workshop, December 2018

  • Chicago Volunteer Doula training, September 2018

  • DONA International: Birth Doula training, July 2018

  • The Fifth Vital Sign: Conversations in Our Community Facilitator course, Summer 2018

  • Planned Parenthood: Volunteer training, June 2018

  • Planned Parenthood: Power of Pink Conference attendee, July 2018

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Interdisciplinary Health Science Major & Social Work Minor, May 2018

  • University Courses: Social Work with Women, Human Sexuality, Organization of Health Care, Social Work and the Military, Contemporary Nutrition, Disability in American Society, History of Native Americans, Social Perspectives on the Family, Foundations of Health Behavior, Family Communication, Diversity: Identities and Issues

 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Birth Doula Client

Hannah helped me to achieve the natural birth that I wanted. I know without a doubt that I couldn’t have done it without her providing constant comfort and encouragement. I would recommend Hannah to anyone seeking support during their delivery and after.

Birth Doula Client

My experience working with Hannah was an excellent one. She was very attentive, responsive, and I am so glad she was there to guide us through the birth of our son. Thank you, Hannah!

Postpartum Doula Client

Hannah was our postpartum doula for our baby boy Ivan. My husband & I didn't have a lot of experience with babies, so we were really happy that Hannah was there to help! She taught us how to clip his nails, bathe him, & soothe him to sleep (the butt taps work wonders!). Most importantly,  she was there for me when I was freaking out about a skin rash he had. She was really calm & helpful & even offered to go to the doctor with me. If you're looking for an awesome postpartum doula, I'd definitely recommend Doula Han!

Birth Doula Client

Hannah is amazing! She helped my husband & I  feel so comfortable during my pregnancy & the entire labor & delivery process. She's always available to talk about concerns or questions, & has tons of info/resources to offer you if needed. Having a doula is something I wish more expecting parents would consider - it's definitely worth it. Thank you, Hannah!

Postpartum Doula Client

Hannah  was so great. Thank you. I feel rested, finally!

IT ME, DOULA HAN!

About Me

Female activist. Plant lover. Doula. Yogi. Birth worker. Vegetarian. Daughter. Sister. Niece. Cousin. Partner. Friend. Dog mom. Relatively new kombucha brewer.

The goal of my work is to increase the amount of sexual health information available to anyone who seeks it, to end the stigma associated with menstruation, abortion and sex, and to provide a space for people to ask questions, express concerns, and learn incredible things about themselves.

I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May of 2018. I was an Interdisciplinary Health Science major, Social Work minor, Sexual Health intern, and co-founder of the first all-female sketch comedy group on campus. Currently, I am pursuing full-time work as a doula and hope to start the certification process of becoming a placenta encapsulator. 

I am a full spectrum Doula and believe that all people deserve support around their reproductive health: Birth, Postpartum, Birth Control, and Abortion. I also LOVE talking about sex and sexual health. I think all of these topics intersect and our society needs more information and support regarding childbirth, sexual health, and how that impacts our lives.

My passions include reproductive justice, positive birth experiences for birthing people of all backgrounds, emotional and physical healing through yoga practice, pleasure-based sexuality education centered on the importance of consent, growing plants, supporting and lifting womxn up, and increasing the number of educated voters. 

Take some time to explore my blog, read something interesting, and feel free to reach out to me through my contact link if you have questions, comments, concerns, or just want to say "hey".

Let's do this!

 

February 16, 2019

The definition of “family” is changing. Many of us have been programmed to believe that a family includes grandparents, a mom and a dad, brothers and sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles, etc. Families are becoming more diverse than we ever imagined!

Fertility treatment i...

November 14, 2018

Infertility & pregnancy loss sucks. Experiencing a miscarriage or delivering a stillborn baby is awful. While a miscarriage does not typically allow you to see or hold a baby, this does not mean you don't have a right to grieve your loss. When a baby is delivered still...

October 12, 2018

Celebrate girls, everyday! 

I was watching the news at work this morning and saw that Michelle Obama was talking about this day and how important it is. She is such an inspiration and advocate for girls' rights! She was truly an incredible First Lady. It had me thinking...

September 16, 2018

-Podcasts: 

  • Better Birth Podcast

  • She Said

  • Fertility Friday

  • The Birthful Podcast 

  • Masculine Birth Ritual 

  • Birth Trauma Training for Birth Workers

  • Evidence Based Birth

  • Birth Kweens

-Books: 

  • Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina M...

August 19, 2018

Our society has made the terms and words we use very gender conforming and/or stigmatized.

Here is a list showing many common words and what can be used as a substitute! 

Terms Related to Families

Common Term -- Substitute 

Female -- Person who has a Vagina

Male -- Person w...

July 22, 2018

Birth control is a passion of mine. It is also a HUGE responsibility. Women have made INCREDIBLE strides in reproductive justice since hormonal birth control (such as the pill) was created. Women could and still can choose when to have a baby, how many babies to have,...

June 20, 2018

TAKING BIG STEPS! I recently found out that I would not be getting any financial aid for graduate school (a travesty of this country) but am more excited about my new plans! I've always been passionate about women and children, raising healthy babies, living a minimali...

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CONTACT

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Chicago, IL, USA