Meet the team of doulas at Chicago birth & baby

Amanda Herlihy Labor & Postpartum Doula | Licensed Massage Therapist Although Amanda has been a doula for several years, you'll still find remnants of her background in finance: her attentiveness to detail and passion for information guarantee that her clients will have the support they need to make difficult choices. Upon meeting Amanda, you will immediately notice her warmth and authenticity. She lives on the northside of Chicago with her partner and daughter.

Amanda Herlihy

Labor & Postpartum Doula | Licensed Massage Therapist

Although Amanda has been a doula for several years, you'll still find remnants of her background in finance: her attentiveness to detail and passion for information guarantee that her clients will have the support they need to make difficult choices. Upon meeting Amanda, you will immediately notice her warmth and authenticity. She lives on the northside of Chicago with her partner and daughter.

Cait Sobotka Office Manager | Labor & Postpartum Doula | Placenta Encapsulation Specialist | Childbirth Educator Cait's attentiveness to detail and professionalism bring a sense of order to the chaos that often accompanies pregnancy and parenting. Equally motivated as she is easy going, Cait is highly attuned to your family's needs and can help you make a plan. She lives in Humboldt Park with her husband and son and enjoys frequenting local eateries and camping in her spare time.

Cait Sobotka

Office Manager | Labor & Postpartum Doula | Placenta Encapsulation Specialist | Childbirth Educator

Cait's attentiveness to detail and professionalism bring a sense of order to the chaos that often accompanies pregnancy and parenting. Equally motivated as she is easy going, Cait is highly attuned to your family's needs and can help you make a plan. She lives in Humboldt Park with her husband and son and enjoys frequenting local eateries and camping in her spare time.

Dana Watson Labor & Postpartum Doula | Placenta Encapsulation Specialist | Childbirth Educator Dana's birth and early parenting experiences drove her interest in doula work. Compassionate and empathetic, you can count on Dana to be not only a source of support and information but also a friend and cheerleader. She lives in the western suburbs and loves to spend time with her partner and two daughters at the local Wildlife Rescue.

Dana Watson

Labor & Postpartum Doula | Placenta Encapsulation Specialist | Childbirth Educator

Dana's birth and early parenting experiences drove her interest in doula work. Compassionate and empathetic, you can count on Dana to be not only a source of support and information but also a friend and cheerleader. She lives in the western suburbs and loves to spend time with her partner and two daughters at the local Wildlife Rescue.

Kate Ritter Labor & Postpartum Doula Early childhood development and related public policies guarantee that Kate can provided your family with up-to-date, evidence-based information. With Kate's nurturing and attentive support, you will always know that you and your family are cared for. She lives in Edgewater with her husband and two daughters and enjoys cooking, running, hiking, and camping.

Kate Ritter

Labor & Postpartum Doula

Early childhood development and related public policies guarantee that Kate can provided your family with up-to-date, evidence-based information. With Kate's nurturing and attentive support, you will always know that you and your family are cared for. She lives in Edgewater with her husband and two daughters and enjoys cooking, running, hiking, and camping.

Simone Rowen Labor & Postpartum Doula Simone loves connecting with new people, and she has a unique background in modern dance, literature and philosophy--a blending of skills that mimics the physical and mental awareness ingrained in the labor and parenting experiences. After living in Paris while completing doctoral work in philosophy, she eventually settled in Andersonville, trained as a doula, and moved from library to labor room.. She enjoys attending the farmer's market, knitting, and baking.

Simone Rowen

Labor & Postpartum Doula

Simone loves connecting with new people, and she has a unique background in modern dance, literature and philosophy--a blending of skills that mimics the physical and mental awareness ingrained in the labor and parenting experiences. After living in Paris while completing doctoral work in philosophy, she eventually settled in Andersonville, trained as a doula, and moved from library to labor room.. She enjoys attending the farmer's market, knitting, and baking.