Labor Doula & Lactation Educator Faculty
Heather McCullough, CPM is a midwife, Certified Labor Doula (CAPPA), Certified Postpartum Doula (CAPPA), Certified Lactation Educator (CAPPA), Certified Hypnobabies Instructor, Birthing From Within Mentor, as well as an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor and Professional Member. Heather is also a student of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and certified in Acupressure for Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum. As an educator and midwife for nearly 25 years, she regularly presents to both expecting parents and professionals on current childbirth research. A passionate, experienced, and innovative birth provider and doula for over 1,000 families, Heather began this work when she was 19. Initially going to pre-med to become an OB-Gyn, she was re-directed to Midwifery and became a Certified Professional Midwife. Heather practiced midwifery in Portland, Oregon serving at home births and birth center births. After moving back to the midwest, Heather settled in Chicago, Illinois. As of this writing, Illinois does not offer a license for CPMs. She therefore works as a Doula, Monitrice, and Childbirth Educator. As owner of 312Doulas & HMBirth, she has a thriving labor support business Chicagoland, while teaching classes and in-services for families, doulas, midwives, nurses and educators.