Fertility and Pregnancy Services


Q: I’m considering having a baby, does Radiant Life Holistic Wellness Center only offer services for during pregnancy?

A: No. This studio networks with a multitude of practitioners who offer support for individuals considering having a baby, currently expecting, or those who have just had their baby and are looking for post-partum support. Fertility coaching, Lactation consulting, Prenatal massage, and postpartum care are just a few services that are offered.


Heather Dvorak of A BAby Place teaches about lactation after birth

Heather Dvorak of A BAby Place teaches about lactation after birth

Robin Ross of Blissful Births and Babies teaches about hypno birthing as a Certified Doula

Robin Ross of Blissful Births and Babies teaches about hypno birthing as a Certified Doula

Kristin Louis leads Prenatal Yoga & answers questions about birth education

Kristin Louis leads Prenatal Yoga & answers questions about birth education

2.5 hour Fertility and Pregnancy Planning Workshop    $75

Saturday June 1st, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Includes:

  • 45 min Yoga class & Birth Education with, Certified Yoga Instructor & Birth Educator Krisin Louis

  • 30 min Massage or Reflexology Session, with LMT Nicole Jakubiak, Massage for Pregnancy

  • 30 min Fertility and Pregnancy planning with Fertility Coach & RN, Connie Stark

  • 20 min Lactation Education with IBCLC, Heather Dvorak

  • 30 min Hypno Birthing Practice and Education with Doula, Robin Ross

  • Exclusive coupons for services only at this event!

Meet The Experts:

Fertility Coach, R.N. & C.P.C. - Connie Stark, owner of A.R.T of Wellness, is an awarc-winning, Registered Nurse certified in reproductive medicine, and Fertility Coach. With more than 25 years as a reproductive medicine and IVF nurse, her passion to be the most compassionate fertility coach provides her with wisdom, experience and knowledge to help those struggling with infertility. will discuss what you need to know about "trying" to get pregnant. Learn about the body, and it's intricacies with conception. She will answer questions from her 15 plus years of experience in the industry!

Doula & Hypno Birthing - Robin Ross owner of Blissful Births and Babies, HypnoBirthing® Practitioner affiliated with the HypnoBirthing® Institute , a certified birth doula CD(DONA), and a Certified Lactation Educator (CAPPA), will provide information about doula services, and answer questions about the the birth process, or tips to help along the way.

Lactation Services - Heather Siegel Dvorak , owner of A Baby Place, Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant with a degree in Applied Psychology. She is a TOTs (Tethered Oral Tissues) trained professional and has completed extensive training in supporting infants with tongue and lip ties. She had the opportunity to complete her 1,000 clinical hours required to become an IBCLC will talk about the very important and natural process of breastfeeding. Why is breastfeeding so helpful for babies, and how they may experience challenges in this process.

Prenatal Yoga - Kristin Louis, Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher & Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT), NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach, ICEA Professional Childbirth Educator (to name a few certifications), with over 15 years experience! She will lead a short yoga class, and discuss benefits of yoga for pregnancy, and answer any questions about birth education basics.

Prenatal Massage & Education - Nicole Jakubiak, Owner/founder of Radiant Life Holistic Wellness Center, 7 Year licensed massage therapist, Level 3 Reiki Master Practitioner, and Massage Therapy Educator will talk about the benefits of massage therapy during pregnancy! Plus, A 30 min reflexology or prenatal massage (with prenatal massage table) for that day, or to be scheduled for an alternative day.


Fertility Q&A Class with Connie Stark, Fertility coach, R.N., C.P.C, and Founder of A.r.T. of Wellness

Fertility Q&A Class with Connie Stark, Fertility coach, R.N., C.P.C, and Founder of A.r.T. of Wellness

90 min Fertility Planning Q&A with Fertility Coach, Connie Stark, R.N. & C.P.C $20, Couple $30

Thursday June 13th, 6:00 pm -7:30 pm

In this 60 min class, Connie will discuss the the ins-and-outs of what you need to know while, “Trying”. In her 25 years experience as a Registered Nurse in reproductive medicine, and as a Fertility Coach, she can answer any questions from what changes happen in the body, limitations for getting pregnant through different ages, to IVF treatments. Learn what you may not know already about trying to conceive to help you in your journey to parenthood.


Prenatal Yoga Class with Kristin Louis

Prenatal Yoga Class with Kristin Louis

Resources: Read the full article about Prenatal Yoga Benefits at the American Pregnancy Association Website

60 mins   4 Week Prenatal Yoga series $50 for 4 weeks

During pregnancy your body goes through many changes, which creates stress on you mentally and physically. A way to maintain a healthy mind and body is through prenatal yoga. This style of yoga focuses on poses for pregnant women, in order to increase strength and flexibility. It also helps pregnant women to develop proper breathing and relaxation techniques for easier and more comfortable labor.

Classes to be added soon.


Kristin

Visit Kristin Louis's Website: www.kristinlouis.com

90 mins   4 week - Yoga for Pain Management & Birth Education   $150

Join us for a mix of Prenatal Education and Yoga to Empower Your Birth!

  • Week 1 - Safe Exercise & Body Mechanics

  • Week 2 - Pelvic Floor & Breathing

  • Week 3 - Hormones, Pain Management & Labor

  • Week 4 - The Early Postpartum Period

    New Class Series Coming Soon.


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90 mins    Massage Therapy for Pregnancy, Labor, and Postpartum   $60

Join Nicole and Kristin in a fun 90 min class, along with your partner, friend, or family member; learn how massage therapy can empower your birth, and help to naturally relieve pain!

  • Basics of Massage Therapy Techniques

  • Body Mechanics for Massage

  • Communication & Connecting with your partner

  • Massage Techniques for pregnancy, and labor

  • How to incorporate massage therapy with your partner after birth

    New Class Coming Soon.


connie Stark, Fertility Coach, R.n. , C.P.C

connie Stark, Fertility Coach, R.n. , C.P.C

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Art of wellness Logo

Official website: www.artofwellnesscoach.com

60 mins   Fertility Coaching Private Session Prices Vary

Connie Stark, R.N., C.P.C. is an award-winning, Registered Nurse certified in reproductive medicine, a Fertility Coach and the Founder of A.R.T. of Wellness, P.C. With more than 25 years as a reproductive medicine and IVF nurse, her passion to be the most compassionate fertility coach provides her with wisdom, experience and knowledge to help those struggling with infertility. She has a Registered Nursing Degree, Saint Joseph College of Nursing and B.S. Health Administration, University of St. Francis.

Services:

  • One-on-One Fertility Coaching

  • Support Groups

  • Educational Programs

  • Doctor/Patient Collaboration

  • Health Assessments

  • Nutrition, Stress Management and Various Exercise Modalities


Heather Dvorak, owner of a baby place

Heather Dvorak, owner of a baby place

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A baby Place Logo

Official Website: www.ababyplacebbb.com

60 min Private Lactation Consultation Prices Vary $30 - $250, Some Insurances Accepted

Heather is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant with a degree in Applied Psychology. She is a TOTs (Tethered Oral Tissues) trained professional and has completed extensive training in supporting infants with tongue and lip ties. She had the opportunity to complete her 1,000 clinical hours required to become an IBCLC in a variety of settings including a local hospital Mother Baby Unit, Level III NICU, and as a Breastfeeding Counselor through Breastfeeding USA.

A private session is a great option if you would like an individualized plan and ongoing direct support from an IBCLC prior to and immediately following birth. We will discuss your personal goals for breastfeeding, any anticipated challenges or complications, develop a plan and be available via phone and text for ongoing support immediately following delivery. This is ideal for families that struggled with breastfeeding previously, multiples, complicated pregnancies, and complex medical situations (for parent or infant).

Heather offers services for:

  • Lactation Consultations, In-home or via Phone/Skype

  • Private Prenatal Sessions,

  • Group Parenting Preparation Classes



Kristin Louis, Certified Yoga Instructor & Birth Educator

Kristin Louis, Certified Yoga Instructor & Birth Educator

Kristin louis website

Kristin louis website

Visit Kristin’s Site: www.kristinlouis.com

60 min Private training session with Kristin Louis $80

Kristin and her husband moved to Doha, Qtar where she had her first baby in 2013. Through her fascination with babies, and pregnancy she started scouring books, taking courses and seeking out mentors to gather as much information as was possible regarding this subject. Having a first baby in a foreign country, without family support, and cultural differences was a scary situation at times. Often she felt overwhelmed, lost, excited, elated, devastated all at once, like many new mothers. Dealing with postpartum anxiety and other common postpartum dysfunctions without guidance, Kristin felt unsupported, and unheard by care providers. She decided to become a ICEA Professional Childbirth Educator for women in similar situations, and began to build a support network or community in Doha. Kristin doesn’t exclusively work with pre-and-postnatal women, but has a passion for helping women be their fullest, and truest self, in any stage of life. Kristin can help educate, and tailor a specific training strategy for each individual she works with, to obtain their specific wellness goals.

Kristin’s Certifications:

  • Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500)

  • Yoga Alliance Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT)

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

  • Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism Coach

  • ICEA Professional Childbirth Educator


Lara Lasky, CErtified Doula, Reiki Level 2 practitioner, founder of Holistic Family Doulas

Lara Lasky, CErtified Doula, Reiki Level 2 practitioner, founder of Holistic Family Doulas

60 min Doula Services Prices Vary

She has been a doula since 2013, is trained with DONA International and certified as an Advanced Doula with The Matrona.     Lara has taken many courses to round out her skills and insight as a holistic doula including: Spinning Babies workshop, herbs for pregnancy and postpartum, Reiki Level I and II, Birthing from Within Childbirth education and using a Rebozo before and after labor.

With a degree in biology and public health, Lara brings her attention to detail and ability to navigate and interpret evidence based research to the birth world.   In addition, Lara is fueled by her passion for helping families and  people often notice how she makes people feel at ease and can tune into their needs.

Lara has a young daughter and after spending many years a single mother is proud to expand her family to add two boys and a girl to complete it.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening, live music and traveling. Lara believes that no matter the choices or the outcome, a woman, and her partner should feel the unconditional love and support of someone in the room that can bear witness to the remarkable transformation into motherhood. 

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Cote G, Certified Holistic Doula, Herbalist, Reiki Master Practitioner, Ancestral Rebozo, partner with Holistic Family Doulas

Cote G, Certified Holistic Doula, Herbalist, Reiki Master Practitioner, Ancestral Rebozo, partner with Holistic Family Doulas

 

60 min Bilingual Doula Services Prices vary

Cote believes birth is an empowering and transformative process that is so unique and individual to each Mother. Her passion is to support and enhance the birth experience by using her vast experience of 17 years in holistic therapies.  She is a certified Holistic Doula with The Matrona, Reiki Master, and herbalist. She blends different techniques such as meditation with singing bowls, Reiki and ancestral Rebozo to ensure a personal approach to birth and postpartum healing.  

She is the founder of Our Healing Roots, a company that believes in connecting people to nature by providing the community education about herbs,  home remedies, reiki, and meditation.  In addition, she creates handcrafted herbal products for the whole family and a special line of products for Mom and Baby. She has been invited to teach at the Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference where she has shared her knowledge about the herbal world.

Originally from Chile, Cote is the Mother of three children.  She experienced one hospital birth in Chile and two home births in the United States. Though she fell in love with her home birth experience, she believes in the mother’s choice to birth in the manner that’s best for her, being a hospital, birthing center or home.  She will be the passionate advocate you need by your side.


Robin Ross, Doula, chbe, cle, bs ece, cd (dona), founder of blissful births and babies

Robin Ross, Doula, chbe, cle, bs ece, cd (dona), founder of blissful births and babies

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Official Website: www.blissfulbirthsandbabies.com

60 min Doula Services Prices Vary

Robin Ross, founder of Blissful Births and Babies, has a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education from De Paul University, Chicago. She also has a certificate in birth-3 in Montessori (AMI), Denver, CO. Her passion for education and understanding the importance of early childhood development is what led her to seek a more natural approach to birthing her first born. It was her incredible and empowering birthing experience with the aid of her husband, birth doula, and HypnoBirthing®, which gave way to finding her true passion: helping other moms and families have a confident, calm, and empowering birthing experience.

My goal is to create a positive experience prenatally and beyond.

Servicing the Chicagoland area with locations in Aurora/Oswego, Bolingbrook/Plainfield, Oak Brook, La Grange, Hinsdale, Chicago West-Loop,  Naperville, and Niles.


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Dr. REnee Bonarek, Chiropractic Physician, Certified ACUPUNCTURIST

Dr. REnee Bonarek, Chiropractic Physician, Certified ACUPUNCTURIST

Visit Dr. Renee’s website at: www.restorehw.com

Services:

  • Acupuncture

  • Chiropractic during Pregnancy

  • Physiotherapy

  • Cupping

  • In-network Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Medicare

60 min    Acupuncture for Fertility   $65 covered by some insurances

Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old healing technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine in which tiny needles are inserted into the body in order to release pressure from targeted trigger points.  Dr. Renee is a certified Acupuncturist, and highly recommends it for those that suffer from Anxiety, Bell's Palsy, Depression, Fertility Issues, Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Menopausal Pain, Neck & Back Pain, and Sinus Problems. Acupuncture has also been utilized as a treatment for fertility.

How it works:
Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites--commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints. The most common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects. Other acupoint stimulation techniques include: manual massage, moxibustion or heat therapy, cupping, and the application of topical herbal medicines and linaments.

Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on an ancient philosophy that describes the universe, and the body, in terms of two opposing forces: yin and yang. When these forces are in balance, the body is healthy. Energy, called "qi" (pronounced "chee") flows along specific pathways, called meridians, throughout the body. This constant flow of energy keeps the yin and yang forces balanced. However, if the flow of energy gets blocked, like water getting stuck behind a dam, the disruption can lead to pain, lack of function, or illness. Acupuncture therapy can release blocked qi in the body and stimulate function, evoking the body’s natural healing response through various physiological systems. Modern research has demonstrated acupuncture’s effects on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system. By stimulating the body’s various systems, acupuncture can help to resolve pain, and improve sleep, digestive function, and sense of well-being.

Visit: the UC San Diego School, Center for Integrative Medicine website for the full article: Acupuncture

About Dr. Renee:
Dr. Renee Bonarek is a Doctor of Chiropractic, with certifications in acupuncture, cupping, and Graston Technique.  She received her Bachelor's degree from University of Illinois at Chicago, and her Doctoral degree from National University of Health Sciences.  As a lifetime resident of Chicagoland, Dr. Renee is motivated through the helping of others.  Not only is she committed to finding the best solution possible for each patient, but she is also determined to share her knowledge on how to prevent certain risks from happening again. When she is not treating patients, Dr. Renee enjoys spending time with her husband, Daniel, new baby girl, their dog Rocky, or cooking, hiking, and reading books!


Therapeutic Massage for Fertility and Abdominal Relief

Therapeutic Massage for Fertility and Abdominal Relief

Photo by kjohansen/iStock / Getty Images

Photo by kjohansen/iStock / Getty Images

Nicole Jakubiak, Licensed Massge Therapist, and Master Reiki Practitioner

Nicole Jakubiak, Licensed Massge Therapist, and Master Reiki Practitioner

Nicole is a certified Prenatal Massage Therapist through Universal Spa Training Academy where she taught swedish massage, prenatal massage, bamboo, hotstone, positional release, and cupping modalities. She has 7 years experience as a licensed massage therapist, and has experience offering massage therapy for individuals that are of high-risk. She has completed the DoTerra Aromatouch certification, and is a Level 3 Japanese Usui Reiki Master Practitioner.

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Specific essential oils are safe for use during pregnancy, such as Aromatouch Technique oils by DoTerra brand.


Visit the Doterra, Aromatouch Technique Website: Here

60 | 90 mins     Therapeutic Massage for Fertility and Abdominal Relief with Nicole  $88 | $132

Many woman experience abdominal pain on a monthly basis from medical conditions like PCOS and endometriosis. Three common symptoms may include high androgen levels, irregular period, and cysts in the ovaries. This therapeutic massage sequence incorporates gentle work over the abdomen and Reflexology points of the feet. A hot compress of organic castor oil and essential oils for hormone balance are applied over the abdomen to relax, and increase blood circulation to the organs. Myofacial release technique is used to subtly allow connective tissue to relax, assisting with proper positioning of pelvic muscle and organs. Abdominal massage increases blood circulation to muscles, fascia, and organs such as stomach, gallbladder, intestines, and ovaries. Gentle massage of organs in the treatment helps increase functions like absorption of nutrients, and flushing of hormones and toxins in the body. Maintaining balance of hormone levels in the body before conception and following can help increase likely-hood of a successful pregnancy. Reflexology of points on the feet of stomach, gallbladder, ovaries, intestines, and lymphatic system, can help to stimulate connectivity of the brain to those areas, resetting how those areas in the body function.

60 | 90 mins   Prenatal Massage or Reiki Session w/ Prenatal Massage Table $88 | $132

Upgrade your session to add Aromatouch Technique for $15
Prenatal Massage: Second & Third Trimester   
                             
Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Various massage techniques are specially designed for the expecting mother which help release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits of massage during pregnancy are profound including: emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation. A specialized prenatal table allows mom-to-be the perfect support to experience massage while laying face down. Supportive woven elastic strips cover the belly and breasts through a special opening in the table. Additional cushions are used to help keep mom-to-be in a safe and comfortable position while working the body face up, to keep the body elevated at a safe incline. All therapists are certified for prenatal massage.

90 mins     Integrative Reiki & Prenatal Massage Session $88 | $132

In your intuitive healing session experience a combination of energy healing, guided meditation, sound bowl healing, aromatherapy, and massage therapy techniques specifically chosen for you.

Your session includes:

  • Guided meditation

  • Crystal & metal sound bowl healing

  • Crystal therapy

Choice of massage therapy modality:

  • Massage Therapy

  • Therapeutic Hand or Foot Reflexology
    Over 128 studies have been done showing that Reflexology is safe for pregnancy, and can actually be beneficial.
    Read the Parents.com article on Reflexology during Pregnancy
    Here .

Choice of aromatherapy:

  • Single therapeutic essential oil or oil blend

  • Upgrade to Aromatouch technique with Eight (8) Essential oil technique for use during massage or reflexology

  • Upgrade to cleansing essential oil scrub during Reflexology

  • Upgrade to include both Aromatouch technique and cleansing essential oil scrub to the session

Aromatherapy is the practice of using volatile plant oils with massage which promote psychological and physical well-being. Essential oil is a liquid that contain the true essence of the plant or flower which they are distilled. Unlike artificially manufactured perfumes, the chemical composition and aroma of essential oils can provide therapeutic benefits through methods including: inhalation and application of the diluted oil on the skin.  Each essential oil offers different healing benefits. It is said the body knows what it needs to heal, so let your nose be the guide in selecting the best essential oil to use during your visit! 

Aromatouch Technique includes: 8 essential oils (Lavender, Balancing blend, Peppermint, Orange, Thieves, Tea Tree, Circulatory blend, and Muscle relieving blend) to benefit in the following:

  • Exfoliate

  • Boost immunity

  • Anti-fungal

  • Increase energy

  • Aid respiratory system

  • Calm & relax

  • Increase circulation