Susan Martinez

Susan (she/her) joined Birthways as a postpartum doula, as she recently moved to the Chicago area from Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is the mother of one amazing grown daughter who was conceived via in-vitro the first try, so she is her good luck charm. Susan loves her family and working with other moms and babies. She has worked with postpartum moms for over three years, forming special bonds with all of them! Before working with moms and babies, Susan was in sales, recruiting medical professionals for temporary assignments throughout the country.

Susan grew up in Michigan and has traveled all over the country and beyond. Susan enjoys family, cooking, coffee, friends, golf, jigsaw puzzles, working out and her yorkie named Sophie.

Family was a great starter for her but she wanted to give more to moms and babies. After having her daughter with no grandparents or other help, she found her village among other mothers which inspired her to give back. Susan wants to see all mothers and families have the help she wishes she had. She wants to be able to help moms be kinder to themselves which in turn helps their families.

I doula to see families grow and enjoy the miracles they have created.



“Susan loves the role she had helping mothers! She is a straight shooter and she is kind and thoughtful. She thinks about how to walk in someone else’s shoes” -Julie S.

“Susan took care of me with my baby postpartum. I didn’t know how to ask for help, but Susan made herself available for all my needs over 12 weeks. She also supported foster and adoptive parents, as well as parents of multiple kids, always listening, normalizing and encouraging. She was punctual and accepted guidance to know how to do things for our home. Susan has a heart for people and the way different people operate. Susan is always in service and in community. ” -Catherine F.

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Training + Education

  • B.A. Finance & French
  • Adult, Infant and Child CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Wisdom Way Institute FYS/PPD Training & Certification (in progress)


  • 3+ years postpartum care


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