Birth Doula
Doula is a Greek word that means, "a woman who serves."  I am a certified birth doula through DONA ( board), practicing for eight years in the Chicago land area.  Through my own powerful and positive birthing experience in London, England became the catalyst to becoming a birth doula.   Upon returning to the States on 9/11/2001 it was apparent that there was a gap in how moms in the US were given information, and how information was disseminated in the UK. It was due to this gap that I felt drawn to become a certified birth doula to support and educate women.
My goals are: advocacy for the mom and her wishes, and to support her partner and family members.  (I have even gone on coffee runs for those waiting in the waiting rooms!)
 Most importantly, I work in partnership with the medical team in the room.
You don't know me personally, but please see what people say under testimonials.


  • Two pre-natal visits - 45-60 min (location of your choice)
  • Labor and delivery
  • Doula to stay 2 hours after delivery to provide support with breastfeeding if desired
  • There is a mileage fee for outside of a ten mile radius away from Arlington Heights.
  • Two post-natal visits - 45-60 min (location of your choice)

"I cannot recommend Deb Torres enough as a doula. She supported me and my husband throughout my birth both emotionally and physically. There was a point in my birth process where I became emotionally blocked and felt afraid of asking for pain relief. Deb used her amazing empathetic skills to help me talk about my fears in the moment. As a result, I experienced an emotional release and felt empowered to ask for what I needed. Deb provided massage which significantly aided in relaxation. Deb's soothing composure greatly increased my ability to remain calm throughout my labor. She reminded me to breathe when she noticed I became tense."

"Additionally, Deb was so helpful in capturing the birth of our son on camera. I will have photographs that I will cherish forever because of her. I highly recommend Deb due to her warm and caring nature. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the birth process. Her compassionate and soothing nature allowed me to feel in charge and empowered throughout my birthing process. My husband and I am so grateful for Deb!"

~ Tarah