Meet the Assistants

Lisa Upham

Lisa Upham

MS, SPM

Lisa is a Bradley Method instructor and DONA approved Birth Doula Trainer who has been with Gentle Birth Care from the start!

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Becky Coolidge

Becky Coolidge

CPM

Becky jumped into the birthing world back in highschool to help a friend with her birth, and was forever drawn to the energy of holding space for women as they bring their babies earthside.

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Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

RN, SNM

During her college summers she spent time in South Africa conducting breastfeeding research as well as two months in Ghana working on a labor and delivery floor in Takoradi.

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Seong Kitsos

Seong Kitsos

CPM, CD(Matrona)

Seong is a Matrona and DONA trained doula, passionate about recognizing the sacredness of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.

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Tynece Allen

Tynece Allen

SPM

Tynece has been an active birth worker and Placenta Encapsulation Specialist since 2018, servicing Chicago and the surrounding areas. She is currently a midwifery student on the path to becoming a licensed Certified Professional Midwife (CPM).

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Vanessa Stephens-Moschiano

Vanessa Stephens-Moschiano

Staff Manager, SPM, EMT

After attending births in all settings (hospitals, birth centers, and home), Vanessa realized how truly special homebirth midwifery is, and started her journey to become a Certified Professional Midwife in 2018.

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