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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 ...

Jeanine O’Toole (She/Her)

Jeanine attended a Birthways training in 2001 and after a hiatus filled with great opportunities in her music career, returned to Birthways in 2014 as a postpartum doula. Focusing on daytime support, Jeanine brings a strong foundation and ever-deepening knowledge ...
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 ...

Mary Jozwiak (She/Her)

Mary has been a part of Birthways since 1998 as a postpartum doula and lactation consultant. She brings decades of knowledge and experience to working with new families, with a focus on the breastfeeding relationship. With a Bachelor’s degree in ...

Mary Neubeck (She/Her)

Mary Neubeck joined Birthways in 2021 as a Postpartum Doula. She is really looking forward to being able to focus on the emotional needs of new parents and new families as a doula, tending to these aspects of the postpartum ...

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 ...

Michele Holden (She/Her)

Michele joined Birthways in 2021 as a Labor Support and Postpartum Doula. She has a long history (almost 20 years!) of supporting families through birth and the postpartum period. After working as a nanny for a couple of years, Michele ...

Ruby Daniel (She/Her)

Ruby Daniel joined Birthways in 2021 as a Postpartum Doula. A daughter of a former Labor & Delivery nurse and lactation consultant, Ruby has been learning about pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and parenting her whole life. With a Bachelor’s degree in ...