Meet the team of doulas at Chicago birth & baby

Amanda Herlihy   Licensed Massage Therapist | Labor & Postpartum Doula  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 2 children.

Amanda Herlihy

Licensed Massage Therapist | Labor & Postpartum Doula

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 2 children.

Cait Sobotka   Owner | Postpartum Doula | 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

Owner | Postpartum Doula | 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  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

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 | Chidlbirth Educator | Placenta Encapsulation Specialist  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 | Chidlbirth Educator | Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

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.

Jennie Meyer   Postpartum Doula  As a former elementary school educator and current LLL breastfeeding support leader, Jennie is highly experienced in working with new mothers and their families to meet the needs of their little ones. She lives on the NW side of Chicago with her husband and two children. Jennie enjoys watching her children learn and grow, and spending time with friends over a cup of tea (or alone with a good book!)

Jennie Meyer

Postpartum Doula

As a former elementary school educator and current LLL breastfeeding support leader, Jennie is highly experienced in working with new mothers and their families to meet the needs of their little ones. She lives on the NW side of Chicago with her husband and two children. Jennie enjoys watching her children learn and grow, and spending time with friends over a cup of tea (or alone with a good book!)

Lindsay Ambrose   Postpartum Doula  Lindsay’s naturally calm and nurturing demeanor brings peace to the families she works with. She is a mother of 3 children and knew working with moms and children is what her soul was calling her to do.  She feels so grateful for the opportunity to join families during the challenging yet beautiful time of bringing home a new baby. She is excited to work with your family and give you the non judgmental, nurturing support, resources, and tools to create the motherhood experience you desire.

Lindsay Ambrose

Postpartum Doula

Lindsay’s naturally calm and nurturing demeanor brings peace to the families she works with. She is a mother of 3 children and knew working with moms and children is what her soul was calling her to do.

She feels so grateful for the opportunity to join families during the challenging yet beautiful time of bringing home a new baby. She is excited to work with your family and give you the non judgmental, nurturing support, resources, and tools to create the motherhood experience you desire.

Sarah Palmer   Labor Doula  Sarah was drawn to work as a doula by her love of family and the birthing process. Her compassion, calm presence, and flexible personality add to her skills as a doula. Originally trained as an artist, Sarah’s creativity and observation skills help her attune to her clients' needs and work well alongside their care providers. Her education degree provides her with excellent communication skills and a passion for helping others achieve their goals. She lives in Lakeview and loves yoga, ceramics, and taking advantage of great live music in Chicago.

Sarah Palmer

Labor Doula

Sarah was drawn to work as a doula by her love of family and the birthing process. Her compassion, calm presence, and flexible personality add to her skills as a doula. Originally trained as an artist, Sarah’s creativity and observation skills help her attune to her clients' needs and work well alongside their care providers. Her education degree provides her with excellent communication skills and a passion for helping others achieve their goals. She lives in Lakeview and loves yoga, ceramics, and taking advantage of great live music in Chicago.

Tara Keller   Postpartum Doula  Tara grew up as the middle child in a large family and remembers her own twin brothers being born. Taking care of babies and their families has always been a natural fit for her and her passion for working with new families was ignited after becoming a mother herself. Tara brings a sense of calm to the uncertainties of life with a new baby. She lives the western suburbs and enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Tara Keller

Postpartum Doula

Tara grew up as the middle child in a large family and remembers her own twin brothers being born. Taking care of babies and their families has always been a natural fit for her and her passion for working with new families was ignited after becoming a mother herself. Tara brings a sense of calm to the uncertainties of life with a new baby. She lives the western suburbs and enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.