Meet The Windy City Doulas

Samantha's profile can be viewed here

Ida Musoni-Birth and Postpartum Doula

Ida is a doula and childbirth educator who has been working in the Windy City for the last 7 years.  Her easy going demeanor & calming energy is what her clients most appreciate about her. Much like Windy City Doulas mission, Ida’s goal is to support families in having the very best birth experience possible. She has supported families from home birth to planned c-section and everything in between. Ida is also an author, workshop facilitator, trained Medical Assistant, mother of a brilliant son and first generation Zimbabwean/American. 

Robin Ross-Birth Doula and Childbirth Educator

Robin has a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education from DePaul University, Chicago. After an empowering birth with her first child Robin certified as a Hypnobirthing instructor and now teaches at the Windy City Doulas office. In addition to her passion for education Robin has been a birth doula for almost a decade and strives to help families create a meaningful and enjoyable delivery. Robin resides in the southwest suburbs with her husband and three young children. 

Jessie Betke-Birth Doula and Newborn Care Specialist

Jessica is excited to start her career in Chicago. After working as a newborn care specialist for many families over the years Jessica had the honor to attend the births of some of her soon-to-be clients and it was life changing for her. Now as a birth doula Jessica hopes to help new families achieve a rewarding and positive birth experience while feeling confident in any choices they make. Jessica also has a passion for helping families prepare appropriately for their postpartum period. In her personal time Jessica is enjoying life as a newlywed with her fur babies!

Tricia Kuehn-Postpartum Doula and Breastfeeding Specialist

Tricia became a childbirth doula in order to help women and their families to experience the most positive, empowering birth possible. Since she began serving families over seven years ago she has also become a postpartum doula and breastfeeding specialist. Tricia wants families to enter this new phase of life with the tools and resources to support their effort to enjoy their baby while rocking parenthood! 

In addition to her role supporting postpartum families, Tricia is a nursing student, mom to three littles, and wife to her handsome husband. She loves making things beautiful whether it be a hand-knitted mitten or a homemade cupcake.  

Emily Keber-Goldrick- Postpartum Doula & Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

Emily found her love of birth and postpartum work while completing her graduate school thesis. After attending a doula training four years ago, she felt a calling to birth and postpartum work and never looked back. She loves to help families ease the transition into parenthood by empowering them and helping to instill confidence in their abilities. Emily lives on the northwest side of the city with her veterinarian husband, two kiddos, two huskies, three cats and soon to be city chickens. Emily loves to run, nap, cook and spend time with her family. 

Debbie Lillig-Postpartum Doula

Debbie Lillig is a certified birth and postpartum doula, lactation counselor (CLC), and childbirth educator (Informed Beginnings). Debbie started her career in lactation support 15 years ago working as a LLL leader and expanded her training over the years. Before moving to private practice Debbie previously worked in both birth and postpartum roles for a suburban health department educating and supporting new families. Debbie has attended over 190 births and served approximately 80 postpartum families in her 5 years working as a doula. Debbie lives in Naperville with her husband and 3 older children and in her free time is involved with local theater and voice work. 

Samantha Kellogg-Postpartum Doula

Sam is a bilingual postpartum doula and advocate for women's rights. She adamantly believes that when families as a whole are nurtured they become better nurturers. 

Sam is committed to facilitating emotional bonding for parents and baby in the fourth trimester, as well as lactation support so that women who want to breastfeed have a supportive experience. Her goal is to empower, guide and support new families as they learn to balance infant care with self care. 

Sam is also a Spanish healthcare interpreter, floral designer, creatrix of a women's collective, moon enthusiast and earth lover.

Nicole Demakis- Postpartum Doula

Nicole’s passion for supporting families was born via the birth of her first child in 2007. She began her certification through DONA, and quickly started attending births, as well as offering postpartum support.

With a decade of experience, Nicole has attended over 300 births, and has supported 70 families throughout the postpartum period. She believes in educating and empowering clients so that they feel prepared and present in their journey into parenthood.

A native of Vermont, Nicole has lived in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago for the past 14 years. When she’s not supporting families, she enjoys spending time with her two children and their rescue pup, Echo. She also enjoy camping, urban gardening, and potlucks.

Theresa Hayden-Postpartum Doula 

Theresa is a DONA trained Postpartum Doula. After the birth of her son, she quickly learned how special the postpartum period can be. Theresa firmly believes that all mothers deserve to feel empowered and confident in their abilities during this vulnerable time. She is passionate about nurturing and supporting families during this transition by offering evidence-based guidance and helping parents build their self-confidences. Her nonjudgmental approach respects the mother’s unique parenting style, and she encourages parents to develop their own philosophies. In her free time, Theresa enjoys being outdoors, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her husband, son, and silly French bulldog, Rosie. 

Desiree Young-Birth and Postpartum Doula

Desiree spent the first 15 years of her career working with families via social services before making the transition to doula work in 2013, since then she's had the joy of working with dozens of new families on their journey to parenthood. 

Her approach to supporting families is to meet them where they're at for both birth and postpartum support. This means that Des provides unbiased support to help her clients achieve their ideal birth experience in all situations whenever possible and making sure the client feels supported in all outcomes. In addition to hands on support for families Desiree prides herself in being a professional support resource as well. 

In her spare time she enjoys embracing time and being active with her children and husband in the Chicago suburbs.