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
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
Juanita Sawyer works with families in Austin TX and has been a doula since 2014. She is a caregiver in many capacities. Her added experience as nanny and as teacher gives her insight into the importance of birth and the value of having a caring professional hold the space for those precious transitional moments. Juanita offers both birth and postpartum services.
Supporting families since 1995, Shelley believes every woman has the right to accurate and up-to-date information regarding pregnancy, birth and parenting. Her goal is to empower and nurture families so they can feel confident in their decisions surrounding birth and postpartum. She supports families gently and without judgment in North/Central Austin and Williamson County.
Training: ICEA, DONA, Lamaze, Birthing From Within
Other Specialties: Childbirth Education(ICEA certified); VBAC, previous birth trauma, mothers with postpartum difficulties, Breastfeeding Education (Tx Dept of Health)
Stephanie gave birth to her first child in the Netherlands, where the nurturing and encouragement she received from so many women there inspired her to become a doula. Now she strives to give unconditional support and high quality, evidence-based education to families so that they can be confident in making the choices that are right for them.
Training: DONA International, Stillbirthday, Healthy Children's Center for Breastfeeding, International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA), Evidence Based Birth®
Other Specialties: Postpartum doula, bereavement doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator, Evidence Based Birth® Instructor
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
Safaia has been attending births since 2012 and has five children. She has experience with high risk pregnancies and planned NICU stays. Safaia believes that evidence based education and validation of the mother is the recipe for a gentle birth, and offers childbirth classes in Round Rock TX. She knows conversational Russian, ASL and SEE.
Training: Ancient Arts Midwifery Institute CPM student, DONA Birth Doula, DONA Breastfeeding Training, YBE (Your Birth Experience) Childbirth Instructor, Reiki Master, CPR and Infant CPR Certified
Other Specialties: ASL/SEE (proficient) Russian (conversational), Home and Birth Center Births, Plus Size Pregnancy and Birth, Reiki, Teen Pregnancy, Birth Art, High Risk Birth and Planned NICU Stay
As a doula, Trachell brings support to mothers by providing self care guidance during their pregnancy. During birth, Trachell will be there to provide support for expecting mothers as needed. She specializes in transforming birth into an intimate experience. As a prenatal yoga teacher, she helps women adjust to their ever changing bodies. By helping mothers build a relationship with the birth process, they're able to unwind, build strength, improve stress management, all while connecting with their baby.
I specialize in supporting high risk pregnant mamas who may or may not be on prescribed bed rest. During my 90 minute visits, I make sure that mamas are comfortable, reducing anxiety so mamas rest and have full term pregnancies and healthy weight babies. I help mamas create a logistical plan to keep their homes and families running smoothly so mamas focus on self care and the little ones they are carrying.
Training: Uzazi village, by a DONA trained doula
Other Specialties: Trained as a physician assistant; certifications as a childbirth educator, lactation support and educator; in the process of earning IBCLC
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
As a DONA certified birth doula, Jennifer holds strong sense of awe for the beauty and strength of the body. It is her passion to serve each family through their own birth experience. Jennifer is devoted to educating parents so that they are prepared to make informed decisions and develop a trust in this natural process and in themselves as they enter this wonderful journey of parenthood.
Training: DONA International
Other Specialties: B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics, CPR and First Aid Certified, Essential oils for Pregnancy and Labor, Birth Plan Assistance
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
Amanda has worked with families since 2007. She finds it incredibly fulfilling to empower families to make choices that enhance their well-being. She enjoys working with families from various backgrounds and cultures and is continually discovering new perspectives and insights about life from these relationships. Witnessing the birth of a child is, of course, the most rewarding part of the work!
She is a certified birth doula and childbirth educator.
Training: DONA International, ICEA, Lamaze, Birthing From Within, Texas Department of Health
Jami is the owner of AustinBorn, a center for new and expecting parents specializing in birth and postpartum doula care, comprehensive classes, and a judgement-free community of support to all families. Come learn, belong, and thrive with us!
Training: Doula Trainings International (DTI), DONA International
Other Specialties: Certified Lactation Educator, Rebozo Certified