Yvonne provides intuitive, empathic care during pregnancy, labor, and early parenting. She finds so much pleasure working with families during the postpartum period to develop smooth running routines and her admiration for the inherent strength of women led her to birth support, which is a joyous, humbling, and fulfilling space in her life. Yvonne is committed to providing evidence based information and non-judgmental resources so your family can grow with peace and confidence.
Training: Doula Training International
Additional Training: Trained Dancing For Birth Instructor
Lacreshia has a passion for empowering women and she believes that all woman have beauty and strength...especially in birth. She has a background in holistic health and massage therapy and enjoys bringing her knowledge of the body full circle into her work with women. Customize your birth package with many of her offerings and to gain a deeper relationship prior to birth.
Training: DONA International, Birth Support for Survivors
Other Specialties: Training: DONA International, Birth Support for Survivors, Sacred Window Ayurdoula Other Specialties: Licensed Massage Therapist, Naturopathic Practitioner; Childbirth Educator; Healing Touch, Rebozo Certified
Based in Austin, Brenda has been helping families find their own path to parenthood since 2003. With a loving mama’s heart and a gift for listening deeply, Brenda offers nurturing, nonjudgmental, compassionate care, individualized for your family’s needs and values. She helps you create your perfect birth and postpartum team, guides you to tap into your own strength and voice, and empowers you to make the best choices for yourself and your growing family.
Training organization: DONA International; Birthing From Within; International Childbirth Education Association; Gottman Institute, Austin Baby Guru
Additional Training: Newborn Care and Breastfeeding Classes; Couples Classes for the Transition to Parenthood
Carley is a DONA trained birth doula located in Austin, Texas and serving the surrounding areas. After witnessing first hand a beloved family member experience a traumatic birth in the fall of 2015, Carley began to explore alternative ways of supporting mothers and their loved ones through the birth experience. She believes there is beauty in all birth stories and is honored to combine her passion for photography with helping women feel empowered through motherhood. If you are currently expecting and are looking for a Doula in the Central Texas area, Carley would love to speak with you about how she can best support you through your pregnancy and beyond.
Training organization: DONA International
Additional Training: Certificate of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center; CPR/First Aide certified; GALS; over 10 years experience with children with special needs; maternity, birth, and newborn photographer
Colleen brings warmth, humor, and a wealth of knowledge and experience as a seasoned doula. She has attended births since 2012 and loves to meet birthing people where they are during this ordinary and extraordinary season of their lives. She is a strong advocate for evidence based care, autonomy in decision making, and helping birthing people discover and practice the art of self-care. She specializes in pre and postnatal massage and loves mothering mothers.
Training organization: DONA
Other specialties: Pregnancy and postnatal massage, Spinning Babies, placenta encapsulation, aromatherapy
Meghan is a birth and postpartum doula serving the greater Austin area (including Cedar Park, Georgetown, and Lakeway). She completed her birth doula training through DONA International, and trained as a postpartum doula with Austin Baby Guru. Her mission is to enrich your birth experience and nurture you through your journey into motherhood. By providing physical, emotional, and educational support, she hopes to empower you to create the birth experience that you intuitively know is right for you and your family.
Training: DONA International, Austin Baby Guru
Other Specialties: Hypnobabies® Hypno-Doula, Rebozo Certified™, CPR/AED Certified (infant, child, and adult), GALS volunteer
Mia fell in love with the worlds of of birth and postpartum after becoming a mother herself. Her first long and complicated labor resulting in a cesarean birth followed by a liberating VBAC opened her eyes to the importance of birth in creating empowered beginnings. After an experience with postpartum depression and anxiety, Mia realized the necessity of whole-hearted support through this transformative time. She specializes in both Vaginal Birth After Cesarean and Postpartum Mood Disorders but enjoys serving families no matter how they plan to birth.
Training organization: DONA International- Birth Austin Baby Guru- Postpartum
Other specialties: Postpartum Mood Disorders, Infant Massage, Acupressure for Labor Support
As a proud mama of two, Laine loves birth and felt a calling to support new parents after her VBAC in 2016. She believes that it is every woman’s right to feel empowered and fully supported in this special time. Building a strong birth team is a truly positive step towards a joyful birthing experience, and Laine would love to be there to support you and your family throughout your journey.
Training: DONA International
Other Specialties: Not yet but I am very interested in learning everything I can about birth. I will be taking a rebozo training soon which I am so excited about :)
My passion for babies and bellies started when I was young, but it was the overall holistic experience with my youngest that drove me to further pursue my Doula career. I am a mama to 4 kiddos and have had the honor of being a Gestational Carrier twice. I believe having the right support in place can make a world of difference. My desire for all mamas, is to feel like they were supported, respected, and empowered.
Ellie is a Midwife and doula with a background in holistic medicine, she strives to help couples work together in pregnancy to have the skills to bond during labor. Putting focus on supporting partners in feeling connected to the experience. Serving families since 2001 as an Childbirth Educator and Doula in 2009. She has four children, offers doula support, monitrice services and homebirth services. She specializes in holistic healing so it may complement your evidence based care.
Training: New Beginnings
Other Specialties: Licensed midwife, Certified Professional Midwife, BA in Holistic medicine, Naturopathic Practitioner, Childbirth and Breastfeeding Educator, previous birth trauma, Master Herbalist, Advanced Life coaching, Placenta Specialist, Rebozo Certified, Optimal Fetal Positioning, Essential Oils for Pregnancy/Birth and Postpartum periods, Nutritional coach, VBAC, mothers with postpartum problems, twins
Emily comes to the birth world from a background as a social worker, where she provided counseling and advocacy for pregnant and postpartum women. She uses a strengths-based approach, which recognizes and emphasizes the resourcefulness and resilience that exists in every person. Emily approaches her work through a trauma-informed lens and is skilled at effectively helping patients advocate for themselves in health care settings. Emily offers sliding scale fees.
Training organization: DONA (Simkin Center)
Additional Training: As an LMSW, I am trained in TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention) and perinatal mood disorder screening,
Sarah has been supporting families as a birth doula since 2008. She is experienced in hospital, birth center, and home births, and provides custom support and skills for each birth she attends. Sarah provides a comforting presence and feels that all women deserve to be respected in however they choose to birth. She believes that when a woman feels respected during her birth, there will come a feeling of satisfaction about that birth that will remain with her throughout her life.
Darby has been passionate about empowering women through the birth experience since 2006. She is a birth doula with ATX Doulas. Darby has a natural calming, reassuring presence. She wants to help women trust their bodies which were created to give birth and also help them realize that they have options during the birthing experience. Darby is also a certified loss and bereavement doula and has a heart for supporting families through all birth situations, in any trimester.
Training: Tiny Love Doula, Stillbirthday
Other Specialties: Bereavement doula, Aromatherapy, Rebozo
No one can deny that there is nothing quite as special as childbirth. Asia's hope is to empower, inspire, and support women and their labor parties to achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible. She is educated, passionate, and committed to creating a positive birth community for every family. Asia is a birth and postpartum doula ready to serve you!
Training: DONA International, Doulas of Austin
Other Specialties: Water Births, Birthing Centers, Trauma, Loss, Twin Care
Melissa Ronson, TLCD trained Doula. She has three children one born via c-section and then two vbacs. Melissa has a natural calming,reassuring presence. She wants to help women trust their bodies which were created to give birth and also help them to understand they have options during the birth experience. Outside of her doula work she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children,working in the garden and spending time with friends.
Since 1994 Jillian has been providing Doula services and educating new parents. She sees the value in constant labor support and understands how your mental and emotional state will have an effect on your labor. Her role is to provide physical and emotional support throughout your labor, birth & beyond. She also provides postpartum support to help you ease into the transition as life as a parent. She’ll provide proven informational support and guidance to help you adjust to your new role. She offers both daytime and nighttime postpartum services.
Training: ICEA Certified Doula and Childbirth Educator
Other Specialties: Childbirth Educator for 3 large OBGYN practices in the Austin area.
Erica is a mother of 5 who has experienced births in both a hospital and birthing center. She believes that birth does not have to be painful work and will strive to make your labor and birth memorable and on your terms. Erica's focus during labor is not only on the laboring mother, but also ensuring that the partner and family/friends feel supported as well.
Training: DTI (Doulas Training International)
Other Specialties: Rebozo trained, Aromatherapy, Aromatouch massage, Prenatal Bellydancing classes
Alison is a DONA trained birth doula and mother of five. Her desire is to help mothers pursue their most satisfying birth experience by offering knowledge and resources prenatally and by providing physical support, comfort and encouragement during labor and birth. She truly enjoys helping parents prepare for birth and helping create a peaceful, supportive birth space for laboring mothers.
Training: DONA International
Other Specialties: Rebozo certified, birth story processing (Birthing From Within)
I am happy and honored to be serving parents in the Austin area as a birth doula with Austin Childbirth. In addition to labor support, I provide postpartum support to help parents adjust to life with their little one. Through the births of my own children, I realized my passion for pregnancy, birth, and helping women. I believe that a woman’s mental and emotional state during labor effects her physical state, so it’s my goal to help her trust her body and realize that she is strong enough!
I am a birth doula in Austin, TX, and the founder of Venus Birth Work, LLC. I believe that every birth is unique. My goal is to take a holistic and individualized approach to your pregnancy and birth with a tailored approach to your needs and specialized services specific to your personal desires, including rebozo work, birth art, and breastfeeding support.
Training: DONA International
Other Specialties: Giving Austin Labor Support Volunteer Doula
My name is Stephanie. I'm a mother of three girls - twins and a singleton. I am eager to provide helpful hands and an encouraging voice to help other mamas experience the birth experience that they desire.
After the transformative birth of her daughter in 2016, Liz left her career to focus on a higher calling. She found a place to use her positive energy and calming aura in guiding families through the birth and postpartum experience. Liz’s use of yoga lends itself beautifully to coping in labor and beyond. She is passionate about supporting woman; helping them empower themselves as they enter motherhood. Liz speaks Spanish fluently and volunteers with GALS.
Katie is a Birth and Postpartum Doula. Her purpose as your Doula is to instill confidence in the family as a unit in caring for baby. She has experience supporting breastfeeding, premature babies, and multiples. She specializes in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and believes in having open communication to lift the stigma off mental illness. Katie continues her education to remain knowledgeable in all things birthing and parenting while serving families in Austin.
Training organization: DONA & Austin Baby Guru
Other specialties: Rebozo certified, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety disorders, informed trauma, acupressure for birth & postpartum support.