For the Community: Partners & Resources

CTDA Community Partners are individuals, businesses or organizations who provide services to families in the prenatal period; who advocates informed decision making surrounding their pregnancies, birth, and babies; and who promotes doulas within their community. We are partners with these outstanding community members (You can click on the partners’ pictures to visit their websits):


 Jodi Mandeep Filleman’s holistic counseling practice is rooted in yoga and birth psychology. Her transformational sessions blend talk therapy with effective yogic practices to help create lasting change for expecting mothers/fathers and new families.  Her clients are supported and empowered as they face issues of trauma, loss, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, being overwhelmed by stress and fear. She is honored to help create and support the birth of consciousness within individuals, families and communities.



The Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin is a non-profit organization whose mission is to accept, pasteurize and dispense donor human milk by physician prescription, primarily to premature and ill infants.



Butterfly Elements

Butterfly Elements is a Yoga & Birth Resource Center that offers a full range of services including Yoga for pregnant and new moms, Birth & Postpartum Doula Services, Childbirth Prep Classes and More!



Central Texas Birth Center

Central Texas Birth Center’s mission is to serve the communities of North Central Texas (including Round Rock, Georgetown, Hutto, Taylor, Temple, Belton, Waco, Austin and all surrounding areas) by providing complete midwifery care and birth services in a relaxed, loving, and homelike environment with the added safety of close proximity to the hospital. In addition, we offer the option of homebirth for those families who wish to birth in the comfort of their own homes.



Austin Area Birthing Center

Austin Area Birthing Center’s philosophy is that healthy women have the ability to safely experience natural childbirth when partnered with experienced and empowering midwives. We believe this type of birth can have lifelong positive effects on a woman’s self esteem and bond with her child. Austin ABC pioneered the birth center concept in Austin area (opening in 1987) and is the only birth center in Central Texas that is nationally accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers.



Special Additions

Special Addition is dedicated to providing the best products and services to our local and internet customers. Whether you are just beginning to build your maternity wardrobe, looking for comfortable bras or support garments, searching for the latest breastfeeding apparel and accessories or looking for that special gift, you will find it here.


Blooming Pregnancy Spa and Imaging

The concept behind Blooming Pregnancy Spa was about creating a service for local mothers, which would create an opportunity to reach out on a larger scale. As a Licensed Massage Therapist herself, the owner wanted to create a business that allowed her to do what she loved, and make a positive difference in the lives of others. Blooming will be supporting different charities throughout the year that support mothers and children in various parts of the world. Pregnancy is such a special and sacred time. Why not honor it?



Little Green Beans

Little Green Beans is a new, modern store located at the Crossroads of Highway 183 and Burnet Road in North Central Austin. We consign and sell gently used children’s clothing, toys, books, baby furniture and equipment plus maternity apparel. Gift items are eco and family conscious & just plain cute!



Integrative Psychotherapy for Women, pllc

Integrative Psychotherapy for Women, pllc specializes in psychotherapy and coaching for women who wish to build their families and/or careers. Infertility, pregnancy loss, adoptive parenting, and the transition to motherhood are some areas of particular focus in my practice. I also offer support groups for women who are choosing solo motherhood.


OB•GYN North

OB•GYN North is the only hospital-based midwifery practice in Austin, we provide a naturalistic approach to childbirth and women’s health. With an Ivy-league education, we offer the best of comprehensive obstetric, gynecologic, and surgical care in a setting of respect and compassion. Open to alternative medicine, we take a holistic view of each woman’s life and health, understanding that no one treatment plan will fit all women. Overall, our goal is to educate women about their bodies so that they are empowered to make their own decisions about their healthcare. We welcome you to our practice and hope that you feel embraced by our unique approach.



Placenta Benefits (PBi)

Placenta Benefits (PBi)was founded in 2006 by Jodi Selander in Las Vegas, NV. The purpose of the organization is to educate women and professional communities about the benefits of placentophagy (placenta ingestion) for postpartum recovery. The vast majority of mothers will experience some sort of postnatal mood disorder, with some estimates as high as 80%. When a mother suffers, it affects the entire family. PBi believes that placentophagy can help these mothers have a better postpartum recovery, and possibly avoid the baby blues.PBi’s headquarters is located in Las Vegas, NV and has members around the world, including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and South Korea. PBi’s educational outreach extends from its members, website, advertising, research and published articles. Its goal is to provide current information, resources, education, and to advocate for further research and legislation to support placentophagy and parents’ rights of control over their baby’s placenta.


 Dr. Harshe of Austin Avenue Chiropractic Care believes in keeping the nervous system as free from potentially life-altering interference as possible via gentle and specific chiropractic adjustments, giving the body its best chance to adapt and heal to its fullest potential. Health and vitality through chiropractic care is something every human being deserves, and Dr. Harshe is focused on bringing just that to families in and around Georgetown, TX!

When care providers refer to a CTDA doula…
They can feel confident their patient will find a professional and ethical doula who abides by CTDA’s Scope of Practice and Ethics Statements. All CTDA doulas are bound to these agreements upon membership. Through professional support, continuing education, and mentor programs for new doulas, CTDA members maintain the highest standards in our profession. CTDA doulas are held accountable for their professional actions and behaviors through the peer accountability program, overseen by our Ethics Committee.


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