Gwen Alderks

New Life Birth Services

Gwen became interested in pregnancy and birth during her high school years when her own RN mother taught childbirth education in the basement of her home and went on to “doula” a few young, unwed friends. After completing her college undergrad, Gwen was privileged to attend medical school for 2 years, where she graduated with a B.S. degree in medical illustration (surgical illustration and photography).
Together with her high school sweetheart husband, they have been blessed to birth and raise 8 healthy children in a Christian home education environment.
Gwen is a DONA-trained and Southwest Technical College certified doula who is honored to compassionately serve couples in the northern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin areas, whether home, birth center, or hospital birth.
“It is my great privilege and tremendous blessing to get to know, educate and serve so many sweet couples at this most life changing event in their lives. It is my desire that each couple feel empowered with the tools needed to attain the birth they want. After ensuring a healthy mom and baby, the goal I strive for with my clients is a positive birth experience, no matter how each birth unfolds!”


Gwen went ABOVE and BEYOND to help us experience the birth we desired. We can’t thank her enough for her presence with us during one of the most sacred moments in life! –Leslie

I don’t know how we would have done it without her clam, strong, and kind guidance. The labor and delivery nurse even commented that Gwen was the best doula she had worked with. I would highly recommend Gwen to anyone considering a doula. -Lisa