Ellie Hall (She/Her)
Ellie Hall is a postpartum doula from the city of Chicago who joined Birthways in 2021. She completed her undergraduate degree in Rehabilitation Sciences and Disability & Human Development at UIC in May 2020. Since 2009, she has worked with babies, toddlers, and children in a variety of settings, including a home daycare and an early intervention clinic. In 2021, she became certified as both a labor support doula and a postpartum doula and has since been working with the birth justice organization Chicago Volunteer Doulas.
Ellie has a strong interest in babies and families with disabilities, developmental delays, and health conditions. She has years of experience in domestic support for people with disabilities and a background in disability activism, particularly autism.
In her free time, Ellie likes to play guitar, use her sewing machine, cook new recipes, and watch comedy TV shows.
In her own words
“I feel that who I am today is a result of my community investing in me. Now, I want to invest in my community by providing support out of the home during a very wonderful and vulnerable time for new parents. My doula philosophy can be summed up by this Ina May Gaskin quote: ‘When we as a society begin to value mothers as the givers and supporters of life, then we will see social change in ways that matter.”
What Clients Say
“Ellie is very positive, punctual, reliable, supportive, and flexible. She has a great attitude and is good at taking direction.” – Ayana H.
“She is great! Passionate about babies. She is sweet and selfless and just wants to help.” – Claire B.
“I really liked her. I was really impressed when I met her. Always on time and willing to work and go the extra mile. She’s a good team player and was always volunteered when we needed extra help. Shes very calming, patient, and soothing with a very peaceful demeanor.” Taneesha R.
Training + Education
- International Doula Institute: Certified Postpartum Doula
- International Doula Institute: Certified Birth Doula
- University of Illinois at Chicago: Bachelor of Science Degree – Rehabilitation Sciences 05/2020
- University of Illinois at Chicago: minor in Disability and Human Development 05/2020
- Seminar – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Reducing the Risk 07/2021
- AMITA: Mental Health First Aid
- Infant CPR & First Aid: current
- Undergraduate degree in Rehabilitation Sciences and Disability & Human Development at UIC
- Home daycare
- Early intervention clinic
- Volunteer work with Chicago Volunteer Doulas
- National criminal background check completed with no adverse information
- Birthways Reference Checks: Completed references with no adverse information and excellent feedback
- Covid vaccinated