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Brit Brackins (She/Her)

Brit joined Birthways in 2014 as a Labor Support Doula and Perinatal/Lactation Educator bringing years of experience and love for learning to this work! Brit’s interest in women’s health and perinatal studies began as part of her Bachelors in Applied ...

Yolanda Walker (She/Her)

Yolanda joined Birthways in 2021. She was born and raised right here in Chicago. She is number eight of nine children in her family so has been born and raised around kids. As a mother of five almost adult children ...
Gloria

Gloria Essien She/Her

Gloria is an incoming medical student, newly planted in the greater Chicago area. Her journey to medicine has been an interesting one: much of her studies and research are rooted in mindfulness-based approaches to clinical care, alongside other aspects of ...

Leah Lemelin (She/Her)

Leah Lemelin joined Birthways in 2016 as a labor support and postpartum doula. As a mother of two, Leah has a great appreciation for the care she received on her personal journey in pregnancy and parenting, as well as an ...

Mattia Katz (They/Them)

Mattia Katz (MSW, CD-DTI) is a full-spectrum doula and reproductive justice advocate. With a background in community social work, Mattia has supported individuals and families in many different contexts. Before pivoting to becoming a doula, Mattia worked for 2 years ...
Megan Trinter Birthways Chicago

Megan Trinter (She/Her)

Megan Trinter joined Birthways in 2003 and offers Labor Support and Private Education, as well as occasional Postpartum care. She has provided care to infants and older children and their families since 1999 and is a mother herself. After graduating ...

Tara Romsaithong (She/Her)

Tara joined Birthways in 2017 as part of the labor support and postpartum doula teams after many years as an independent doula. Having supported hundreds of families through the childbearing years, Tara brings extensive skill, knowledge, and passion to the ...

Trini Hertz (She/Her)

Trini joined Birthways in early 2021 as part of our Labor Support and Postpartum Teams. Trini is a warm and generous person, with a deep love of supporting families. As Trini deepens her skills and knowledge through formal training, she ...