Nicole is a passionate women's health advocate, who has been a birth doula since 2012. Her practice is centered on providing support and information that helps her clients have birth experiences that are respectful and enriching. She has training in using Rebozo and hypnotherapy techniques in labor.
Why accept the birth cards you are dealt, when you can stack the deck in your favor? As founder of THE Baby Planner, ICEA Childbirth Educator, and most importantly a doula, empowering my birthing families to make informed decisions before "it's time” is key. With a Cesarean birth rate of less than 1%, I feel confident that I can keep you, and your birth partner engaged at the level in which you are both comfortable.
Training: DONA, CAPPA
Other Specialties: I am also a ICCE (ICEA), former Dancing For Birth Instructor, and Founder of THE Baby Planner
With a background in holistic medicine and midwifery, Ellie strives to help couples work together in pregnancy to have the skills they need to bond during labor. Putting focus on supporting partners in feeling connected to the birthing process. Serving families since 2001 as an Childbirth Educator, Nanny and Doula in 2009. She has four children and is becoming a midwife. She specializes all things holistic so that it can complement your Evidence Based care.
Training: New Beginnings
Other Specialties: BA in Holistic medicine, Naturopathic Practitioner, Childbirth and Breastfeeding Educator, previous birth trauma, Herbalist, Life coach, Placenta Specialist, Rebozo Certified, Optimal Fetal Positioning, Essential Oils for Pregnancy/Birth and Postpartum periods, Nutritional coach, VBAC, mothers with postpartum problems, twins
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.
Kate's goal is to provide women with the support they desire throughout labor, birth, and the postpartum period so they emerge feeling positive and confident. She believes in evidence-based birth practices, and utilizes her skills as a Licensed Massage Therapist to provide comfort before, during, and after labor. She trusts in women's innate ability to give birth; she is calm yet strongly supportive during labor as she offers comfort techniques or simply her benevolent presence.
Training: Tiny Love Doula
Other Specialties: Licensed Massage Therapist; trained as a Midwife's Assistant through Mercy in Action.
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.
I am a DONA-trained birth doula and Licensed Professional Counselor. I began providing mental health counseling in 2010 and discovered I enjoyed therapy with pregnant and new mothers. As a doula, I found myself working with women who have experienced trauma, birth trauma, and perinatal mood disorders. Birth is an opportunity for transformation, a way to reclaim your body, and I would be honored to be present.
Training: DONA International
Other Specialties: Licensed Professional Counselor (License #68219), Gottman Method Couples Counseling-Trained Level 2 Therapist, PSI and 2020 Mom Maternal Mental Health Training, M.Ed., Counselor Education
Jillian Silva, ICCE, ICCD. Having a baby can be both exciting and scary. Please allow me to guide you through your birth and beyond. I’ve been an ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator and Doula since 1995. I teach Childbirth and Infant care classes for three busy OBGYN offices in Austin. I have four children all taller than me, a wonderful husband who’s passion is hot rods and a beautiful American bulldog named Floyd.
Amanda is a Postpartum Doula and a trained Birth Doula. Amanda became a doula after years of working as a nanny. She has worked with families in various roles since 2001. Her additional education includes a degree in Early Childhood Development. Amanda believes in the power of birth, the joy of babies, the love of family, and wants to support women as they become mothers.
Training: Natural Resources, Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance
Other Specialties: Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Development
After realizing my passion for helping and empowering women, I chose to start my journey as a doula. Being apart of the most special moment in a women's life is the most rewarding, humbling, and inspiring thing that I can think of. I am based in Buda, Texas - just south of Austin!
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
Kati has been involved with the Austin birth community since the birth of her daughter in 2008. In 2018 she became an active birth and postpartum doula, training through Childbirth International and Austin Baby Guru. She guides families to have positive birth and early childhood experiences through the empowering use of informed consent. Her support of the full spectrum of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience is inclusive to all faiths, genders, and polycule families.
Training: Childbirth International and Austin Baby Guru
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)
Katie is a Birth and Postpartum Doula. Her purpose as your Doula is to instill confidence in the family in caring for baby. She has experience supporting breastfeeding, premature babies, and multiples. She specializes in perinatal mood disorders and believes in having open communication to lift the stigma off mental illness and help heal the heart and mind. Katie continues her education to remain knowledgeable in all things birthing and parenting while serving families in Austin.
Training: Austin Baby Guru, Postpartum Health Alliance
Ruth works very closely with the South Austin Pregnancy Resource Center as a doula and childbirth educator. She is a Christian and feels this work is more than a passion, it is her calling and life’s purpose and she believes having the support of other individuals is a vital part in a woman’s journey from woman to mother.
Training: DONA International
Other Specialties: Homemade infant formula; custom baby wraps