Joanna Russin
Birth Doula
Des Plaines, Illinois
About me

Hi! I'm Joanna but everyone calls me Jo (she/her/hers). I am a Birth Doula, as well as a Children and Families Social Worker. I am also a wife and mother. I have ways been passionate about working with people and after having my son I was inspired to empower families during pregnancy and birth. I believe everyone should have a doula. Things I enjoy are drinking a good hot cup of tea, a good book, the smell of the fresh outdoors, finding new adventures to get lost in and just doing things that give me pure joy and adrenaline in life. In my free time you will find me learning new things, cooking, crafting, helping others out, dancing with my toddler and spending time with those I love.


Bachelor's of Social Work (2015)

Master's of Social Work (2019)

Certification and training

Birth Doula Certification, DONA (2021)

VBAC (2023)

Spinning Babies (2023)

Memberships and affiliations

DONA International

Anxiety and Depression Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Birth Doula Breastfeeding Support Evidence-Based Care Mindfulness


Service introduction

Services include: free consultation, 2 prenatal visits(in-person or virtual), continues email, phone & text support, on call starting at 37 weeks, back up doula incase needed, after birth with you 1 to 2 hours and breastfeeding support, postpartum visit up to 6 weeks. Offer sliding scale and payment plans. For more information feel free to look at my website:

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