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Storks & Forks is proud to offer total support to moms and babies in the Chicagoland area. Ideally, our clients take advantage of all of our services at once so that both mom and baby are prioritized, but services are also available on an a la carte basis. Combination packages allow you to work with our dietitian/Pilates Instructor while your postpartum and infant care doula takes care of your baby nearby.
Postpartum Doula Care
Postpartum and infant care doulas are experts in all things related to mom and baby. You will feel totally confident leaving your infant in the trusted hands of your postpartum doula. Some of their areas of expertise include:
- Providing truly nonjudgmental support
- Communicating with all household members and staff
- Infant feeding methods: Human milk, formula, supplementation, and more
- Infant comfort and care: soothing, diapering, grooming, and more
- Supporting all parenting philosophies
- Infant sleep
Our postpartum doulas are available to watch your baby while you work closely with our dietitian, but they are available at other times as well. We offer daytime, overnights, and live in care.
Our in-house dietitian wants to see clients feeling healthy and strong. Her unique philosophy is centered in mindful eating and building a positive relationship with food. She believes that “getting your body back” goes beyond vanity, and uses a no-nonsense approach that teaches clients to listen to their body, build a healthy relationship with food, and accept their body throughout the process.
At Storks & Forks, we have a guilt-free approach; we don’t do diets. Part of our time with clients is spent focusing on balancing their plate so they feel satisfied. We take into account the nutritional and energy needs that are unique to new moms and help clients keep their energy up to meet the demands of everyday living with a new baby.
“In ten sessions, you’ll feel the difference, in twenty sessions you’ll see the difference, and in thirty sessions you’ll have a new body.”–Joseph Pilates
Power Pilates is a series of twenty exercises that can be done on a yoga mat in the comfort of your home. Through this series of exercises, clients will train the deep abdominal muscles to strengthen the back and improve alignment and posture.
Regular, consistent practice of Power Pilates can help:
- Strengthen the pelvic floor
- Strengthen deep abdominal muscles
- Elongate the postpartum body
- Ease back pain
- And improve posture
Note: A doctor’s note is required before beginning any Power Pilates program with Storks & Forks. Typically, clients are cleared for exercise at 6-8 weeks postpartum, depending on mode of delivery (vaginal or cesarean).