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-Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, 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.
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.
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 Kellog-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-Birth and 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.
Erin Simmons-Postpartum Doula
Erin has been providing support to new families in the windy city for over a decade. Her interest in birth work developed after the birth of her first child, an experience that changed her life in many wonderful ways, but also brought to light the support many new families need. Erin believes that all families deserve to feel supported and empowered during these major life transitions. Erin lives on the north side of Chicago with her three children and in her spare time is an herbalist and yoga instructor.