Trini Hertz

Trini’s (she/her/ella) doula work is about creating a safe and supportive environment where birthing people and their partners feel seen, heard, and valued. It’s about advocating for their rights and providing care that is rooted in respect, compassion, and cultural humility.

Trini moved to Chicago in her late 20s, after living in New Zealand, Australia and traveling the world. She is a mother of two boys, a certified Birth and Postpartum Doula with MMCI, a Student Midwife, Childbirth Educator and Photographer.

Trini is committed to serving her community and working towards equity in healthcare. She is honored to be able to make a positive impact in the lives of the women and families that she serves. She focuses on listening and observing with kindness, so she can empower and support others. Trini enjoys spending free time with family and friends, gardening and traveling.

After my first child was born, I felt the calling in my life. The support that I received during my labor was needed in my community, especially for first time parents and people from overseas.



“Trini felt like an extension of my brain. She helped me do the research on things that worried me or things I was curious about. It was also
important for me that my husband felt the positive energy with Trini and they hit it off great which was key the day of my labor. It was a 30 hour labor with lots of things going on and without Trini I am sure I would have had a different outcome. During my labor she asked all the questions I would have asked if I wasn’t so sleepy! And she truly was the leader of the team.”

“[Trini], I want you to know how crucial your presence was. I don’t believe in coincidences; I strongly believe the people that come into
your life serve a great purpose and it truly felt as if it were written in the stars that you would be part of my support system.”

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Training + Education

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) by American Academy of Pediatrics (Jun 2023)
  • CPR/AED Certification by National CPR Association (Feb 2023)
  • Certified Professional Midwifery Program: Midwest Maternal Child Institute (From Jan, 2022 – Anticipated completion
    Dec., 2024)
  • Maternal Child Health Specialist Diploma Program (July, 2020 – Dec., 2021)
  • Maternal Mental Health Now -4 day online training (Sept., 2021)
  • Perinatal Mental Health Conference for Black Birth Workers, Clinicians, and Providers. Foundational knowledge on perinatal mental health care through a culturally-informed lens.


  • Birth Assistant, Professional Doula with high level skills, Childbirth Educator, Peer Breastfeeding Educator and Maternal Child Case Manager, Birth Justice, Women/Gender


  • 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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