Meet The Windy City Doulas

Samantha's profile can be viewed here

Ida Musoni-Birth 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. 

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.

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!

 

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. 

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. 

Kaja Rumney (RN)- Postpartum Doula

Kaja's passion for doula work evolved after living and going to school in Seattle. After moving back to Chicago Kaja started her career as a doula and has been supporting families ever since. After working as a doula for a number of years Kaja returned to school to become a nurse and a nurse midwife. In her free time Kaja enjoys going to Ravinia with her husband and baby as well as time at the lake with their dogs. Kaja serves our Northern Burbs