Pregnancy & Family Health
Cardinal Postpartum Doula Services
Location: Kane County, Illinois
About Sara Kahlenberg:
"As a postpartum doula, I "mother the mother" while supporting and nurturing the entire family during the 4th trimester. I offer guidance and evidence-based information on newborn care and "typical" newborn behavior and development. I help with siblings and pets and provide practical assistance with light household chores.
I advocate for, encourage, listen to, and praise the new parents like a nonjudgemental best friend. I am a DONA International trained Postpartum doula and have a Master's Degree in Child Development with an Infancy Specialization from Erikson Institute."
With over 20 years of experience working with families and children of all ages,
Sara is also the mom of three children: twin daughters and a younger son.
Circle of Wise Women
Location: Elgin, Illinois & Aurora, Illinois
A community group committed to increasing the wellness and survival of African American infants through education and support of mothers. All events and programs are free. Education includes the following topics: 3 P’s, Preconception Health (your health status before pregnancy), Prenatal Care and Postnatal Care, Prematurity, Breastfeeding, Safe Sleep, Infant Development/Tummy Time, Family Health History, Healthy Cooking, Eating and Snacks.
Location: Aurora, Illinois
On a mission to promote the well-being of children from birth by supporting and strengthening families in and with their communities, Family Focus provides parents and caregivers with critical resources to encourage healthy development within their families. Services include educational, sports, and cultural activities, prenatal support, family goal-setting, support groups, developmental screenings, family activities, and so much more.
Location: Aurora, Illinois, and Elgin, Illinois
"When you choose to come to VNA, you receive high-quality, affordable health care. Your care team members are your partners who work with you to help you achieve your best health. We are your home for health care, the place you can go for care through every stage of your life.
We offer free pregnancy testing and if you are pregnant, we’ll help you apply for Medicaid and get started with great prenatal care. Babies and children come for vaccinations, sick care, and physicals (including for school).
Adults visit for general care and care when they are sick. Patients with diabetes and high blood pressure get the care they need to manage symptoms and stay healthy. All ages have access to dental and vision care, mental health services and low-cost prescription drugs through VNA.
We welcome patients with Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance or no insurance at all. If you don’t have insurance, you may qualify for a discount based on income and family size."