Diana Sullivan (she/her)

Diana Sullivan joined Birthways in 2016 as a postpartum doula with a passion for supporting the new family. She brings great care and professionalism to this work, after a long career in television and entertainment. Becoming a mother opened her up to the value of her network of support and prompted her to shift careers, training as a postpartum doula with ProDoula before joining Birthways.

Diana is a graduate of Columbia College with a long professional career in production management and brings sensitivity to balancing personal, family, and professional roles within growing family. Having worked in Patient Services at Loyola University and volunteered at Rush University in their newborn nursery as an Infant “Cuddler” Diana works well as a part of your care team and will help you bring in your health care providers or additional referrals when needed as you settle in at home.

Diana has been a support person for pregnant friends and family, especially since the birth of her son in 2011. She was moved by the importance of her own support network and has made a commitment to be of service to others during the childbearing year. Diana is knowledgeable and experienced with fussy and colicky babies, support for the baby blues and perinatal mood disorders, and has worked with twin families. She is happy to meet the practical needs of the family, knowing that a nap, a clean kitchen, or delicious meal are just as important as the reassurance or guidance she has to offer.

“I’ve grown to truly enjoy helping women..I grew to see that it truly does “take a village” to not only raise a child, but help the mother get back to normal as well. It’s a delicate time and I think every little bit of help helps.”

References spoke to Diana’s sense of humor, how reliable she is as a friend and colleague, as well as her organization skills and clear communication. Her passion for supporting new parents, her dedication to learning and sharing evidence-based resources, as well as her commitment to being a non-judgmental presence come through when you meet her.

What Clients Say:

She is warm, kind-hearted, and understanding. She gives you her full attention. Her goal is to make your life easier!

Diana was a tremendous support—moral, emotional, physical—prior to the birth of my twins. She’s been one of the top people to help out since their birth and during my return to work. She has gladly pitched in, helped watch them. She’s one of the first people I reach out to.

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Training + Education

  • Birthways Core Doula Training Program: 11/16
  • Pre-Certified Doula Postpartum with ProDoula 9/16
  • WisdomWay First Steps Commitment Training 9/18
  • Infant CPR: American Red Cross Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

Experience

  • Postpartum doula
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with fussy and colicky babies, support for the baby blues and perinatal mood disorders, and has worked with twin families.

Information

  • National criminal background check completed with no adverse information
    Birthways Reference Checks:
  • Completed four references with no adverse information and excellent feedback
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