Ruby Daniel

Ruby (she/her) is a certified Labor Support, Sibling Care, and Postpartum doula, who joined Birthways in 2021. 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 Theater Arts, Ruby brings her creativity, adaptability, and compassion into this work of serving new families.

Passionate about labor support, Ruby understands the importance of informing families of their care options in every situation so that every family member feels prepared and empowered to have an informed, safe, and intentional birth experience, while also celebrating the challenges and joys of pregnancy and welcoming a new family member.

Her extensive experience with children has translated to immediate warmth and comfort with families postpartum. She brings excitement to the newborn stage by having an understanding of what is to come along the journey of parenting.

Alongside her professional qualifications, Ruby is a theater artist in Chicago, enjoys exploring the city and seeing live music, is an avid cook, loves to help take care of family pets, and is more than willing to keep your home tidy and clean. She will also be happy to share her personal experiences with holistic and alternative medicines, herbal remedies, yoga, breathwork, and holistic body practices.

Ruby is a warm, welcoming, and compassionate presence, ready to support the unique needs of each family.

I am passionate about smoothing the transition and sharing knowledge about the postpartum journey so families are equipped to be successful and handle challenges from day one…I doula so that I can witness, lift up, and facilitate the unique bond between a new arrival and the family they are coming into, while ensuring the parents feel that they’re supported, heard, and not alone.



“Ruby brought peace and calm to our family. She was very responsible, patient, and predictable. She handled my two children awesomely, figuring out ways to get 1:1 time with each. She’s a quiet problem solver, she knows when to pull people in early to help. She was great with breastfeeding supports. She made things so much easier for me.”

“Ruby is mature and organized, She is a tremendously great communicator, super straightforward. It was really natural for her to be sensitive to and honor my choices as a parent.”

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Training + Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts
  • DONA Postpartum Doula Training
  • WisdomWay Institute First Year Specialist/Postpartum Doula Training
  • Certified Postpartum Doula -WisdomWay Institute
  • Birth Justice Doula -Sokana Collective


  • Nanny for children newborn – 7 years old
  • Art Camp Counselor
  • 2 Years as a Postpartum Doula
  • Sibling Care during Labor
  • Labor Support


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