Karin is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and postpartum doula. She has a decade of experience supporting families with newborns, and is the mother of three children (including twins). Karin is passionate about providing personalized and informed lactation and postpartum care to families in the greater Austin area. Helping mothers and parents to learn to trust their instincts and establish strong attachments to their babies is a critical part of how she sees her role.
Training: Birth Arts International
Other Specialties: International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), MS Ed., Twins/multiples, LGBTQ+ and culturally/religiously diverse families, Babywearing, CPR and First Aid Certified, Spanish-speaking
With over a decade of experience in maternity as a Registered Nurse, Chiminh is the owner of Doulas of Austin; a small team of phenomenal doulas that offer professional birth & postpartum support to growing families. The mission of Doulas of Austin is to bridge the gap between clinical care and human care, to work collaboratively with medical providers to provide the compassionate evidence-based care that clients deserve, and to help families find ease in their birth experience and adjustment to early parenting.
Training: Masters prepared Registered Nurse, Public Health Nurse, Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula
Other Specialties: High-risk pregnancy, infants and children (healthy & medically vulnerable), loss, postpartum mood disorders.
Ruth has been a birth and postpartum doula for over 10 years supporting women and men as they enter into parenthood. Her passion started when she felt a call from the Lord about supporting parents through birth and teaching them about the wisdom He's already put within them and also the wisdom He wants to reveal to them. 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.
I decided to become a birth worker shortly after becoming a parent. It was only after the lack of care and compassion I received during a premature birth and loss followed by the beautiful and supportive care I received with my rainbow baby that I had come full circle. Being a postpartum Doula is my way of giving back.
I specialize in twins, postpartum overnight care, pregnancy after loss, infertility support and the LGBT experience as I have traveled and live(d) those paths. My postpartum doula style is relaxed. I care for your baby like I would my own with the added bonus of complete transparency and integrity.
Viviana lives in Georgetown with her wife and is a Mama of two children, bilingual postpartum Doula (español), active volunteer with Mama Sana Vibrant Woman as well as a current member of the Central Texas Doula Association and Austin Parents of Multiples.
Training: Doula Trainings International (DTI), Pregnancy & Postpartum Health Alliance
Other Specialties: Twins, LGBT doula, Bilingual (Spanish)
Mercy has had a lifelong fascination with the children & the concept of well-being. Her love of babies inspired her to start a babysitting business at the age of 12 & she worked as a nanny until she had children of her own. Birth trauma at the age of 19 opened her to the healing benefits of yoga & meditation, eventually leading her to study Ayurveda, Reiki, & flower essences. As a mother of 3 & grandmother of 2 she is passionate about empowering families from their genesis!
Training organization: Austin Baby Guru
Other specialties: Certified through the Chopra Center as a Perfect Health Ayurvedic Lifestyle consultant, teaches Ayurveda for Family Well-Being workshops. Other certifications include yoga, prenatal yoga, Reiki, flower essences, & CPR.
Kim believes in the inherent strength of women. She wants all women to feel loved, supported, educated, and empowered with their births. She also believes all mothers need love and support postpartum. The mother to 6 children, she has vast experience with cesarean birth, vbac, hbac, breastfeeding, and newborn care. Kim is fluent in ASL and enjoys working with the Deaf community.
Training: Doula Trainings International
Other Specialties: Rebozo Certified, Fluent in ASL, Breastfeeding Support, Babywearing Support, and Loss & Bereavement Doula
I have 30 plus years of birth and mothering experience behind me that includes both hospital and home births. As a former homeschooler my love for education, mothering and babies has led me to return to what I love most dearly, the mother/ baby relationship and family. With 5 grown children and 5 grandchildren, I naturally have a lot of experience coupled with a desire to help new mothers adjust and develop confidence.
Jenna is a trans non-binary person, and sees their queer identity and its related experiences as strengths in their work, as they are practiced in transition, discomfort, self-awareness, and community-building. Their approach is to center the needs of each individual that they work with, and help them establish autonomy as their sense of self may shift through the full-spectrum of reproductive experiences. Relocating to Austin from Philadelphia PA, and accepting ATX clients expecting as early as January 2020.
Training organization: Birth Arts International and Dynamo Doula Training
Additional Training: Lakeside Global Institute Trauma-Competent Professional; Evidence Based Birth Higher Education (ongoing); Birth Arts International Childbirth Educator Training; Continued Education through Indie Birth (ongoing); Family Equality Council's Open Door Trans Fertility Considerations
My mission as a doula is to provide nurturing support, knowledge, and comfort to families in the childbearing year and beyond . I aim to offer mothers the educational tools they need to feel confident in their birth choices and smoothly adapt to unpredictable circumstances. I enjoy witnessing mothers and fathers as they experience the rite of passage of becoming parents. I am able to provide supper support in English, Spanish, French and Mandarin Chinese.
Training: Tiny Love, Austin Baby Guru , SBD , Gena Kirby and ICEA, Childbirth Education, Placenta Encapsulation, Rebozo, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Water Birth.I am able to provide doula care in English, Spanish, French and Mandarin Chinese.
Our mind and body in a such deep connection, that we can do everything, if we believe in ourself. I'm Anna Casteel - Birth and Postpartum doula, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher and Placenta Encapsulation specialist in Austin.It will be an honor for me to come alongside you, offer information, guidance, and encouragement to achieve the birth experience you desire. I don't empower you, because everything you need is already within you. I believe in you!
Other Specialties: Trauma Informed Birth and Postpartum Support, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist (PBiU), Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT, YogaAlliance), Rebozo, Certified Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
I’ve had five babies of my own, and learned for myself that every birth is different, but every mother needs respect. I feel unspeakable joy every time I get to help a laboring woman or new mother find her own self confidence as she does the most important work on earth.
Jacqueline is a certified doula and educator. She is passionate about providing families with as much information and resources necessary to feel confident about their birth day. Jacqueline's daughter, born in January 2018, spent 10 days in the NICU, and this experience has profoundly shaped who she is as a birth worker. In addition to doula work, she is also co-founder of La Mama Care which provides holistic care kits specifically for moms navigating the fourth trimester.
Training: Doula Trainings International
Other Specialties: Newborn Care Specialist, Childbirth Educator, Lactation Specialist
Laura is a postpartum doula with an emphasis on women’s health, education, and family services. She is able to provide parents with evidence-based research and support that is carefully tailored to each family in order to help parents feel confident taking care of their new baby. Laura offers postpartum doula work and breastfeeding support and has the ability to provide continuous care and support throughout the prenatal and postpartum stages. Childbirth education will be available soon.
Training: Austin Baby Guru
Other Specialties: Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, completing childbirth education through Your Birth Experience, CPR/First Aid Certified
From helping to raise her younger siblings to supporting many families during their postpartum journey, Lyndsay felt her calling. Her tenderness for mothering the mother integrated with her practice in holistic wellness is a harmonious blend within her doula work. Her intention is to provide a safe and empowering space in which mother and family thrive. Lyndsay believes that it truly does take a village to live life optimally and that it begins at birth.
Allison knows that new families can become overwhelmed with the lack of sleep, struggles with breastfeeding, and responsibilities and changes that come with having a baby. Allison and her team empower growing families through education and support (both emotional and practical). Their goal is to make the transition into parenting easier for families.
Training: CBI; Maternity Wise, ALACE, American Heart Assoc. (certified as an instructor)and the Texas Health Department
Other Specialties: Postpartum Doula training and for families: Breastfeeding support; group and private classes in Infant safety/CPR, newborn care, breastfeeding, Sibling Prep
In the winter of 2015, after finishing my thesis studying childbirth practices in the US, I felt the strongest calling I've ever had in my life to start doing birth work. I believe there are countless different right ways to have a baby and be a parent, and it is my job to make sure that mama feels empowered and held. I believe your intuition is your most valuable resource, and that slowing down and connecting to your breath and body can work miracles.
Training: Birthingway College in Portland and Natural Resources in SF
Other Specialties: B500 hour trained yoga teacher, including prenatal and postnatal trainings
My interest in maternal health began when I first encountered a neonatal ultrasound. Since then, I have been amazed by the power of the female body and its ability to grow, nourish, and birth a miracle. I'm grateful for the opportunity to partner with expecting moms as they prepare for one of life's biggest adventures!
Training: DONA International
Other Specialties: Rebozo Certified, Prenatal Yoga Teacher, CPR and First Aid certified; experienced with special needs, and conversational ASL
I opened my business in 2015 and consider it an honor to have worked with so many families in order to actualize their dream birth experiences. I tailor each partnership to the parent’s own birth wishes and use my training in several different modalities of labor management techniques to do so. I have experience in: VBACs, IVF, surrogacy, infertility, inductions, cesarean births, home and birth center births. I am also a trained placenta encapsulator.
Malayia Curliss is a birth and postpartum doula to the Bell County area. She specializes in trauma-informed care and reproductive justice for women of color throughout their pregnancy and postpartum periods. Her background in Early Childhood Intervention has taught her how to prepare families for the birth of their little ones with prenatal diagnoses as well as developmental delays and disabilities during the postpartum period.
Training: Doula Trainings International
Other Specialties: Early Intervention Specialist with Early Childhood Intervention (ECI), Trauma-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Perinatal Mood Disorder Screening, Infant Developmental Screenings
My aim is to provide families a sense of comfort, confidence, and calm during the first weeks home with baby. Inspired by my own postpartum care, I know and value the importance of this sacred and intimate time and I am committed to providing evidence-based information and discreet support. I look forward to supporting you through this beautiful and unique transition.
My name is Jatavia but you can call me Tay. I work with families that consist of newborn babies and children of all ages as a Postpartum Doula. I also have a background in special education working with children that are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. I enjoy working with families because I learn something new every-time and they also inspired me to view life in different perspectives.
Training: Austin Baby Guru
Other Specialties: Child's Behavioral Therapist, and Nanny.
Alexis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Certified BEST Doula. She is a survivor of sexual assault and an advocate for healing through birth. Alexis is passionate about every woman’s right to have informed and supported births. Her own traumatic births inspired her to become a doula and build a holistic, trauma-informed practice that incorporates not only birth and postpartum support services, but that also recognizes the link between birth and mental health.
Training: BEST Doula Training, Pregnancy & Postpartum Health Alliance
Other Specialties: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Trauma, Grief/Loss, Adoption, PSI Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders Certificate Training
If there is one word people use to describe me, it's passionate. I love what I do, I am so fortunate to hold space during these beautiful moments and to help make the birth experience more positive, comfortable and memorable. I am an excellent anticipator of needs. Listener. Watcher. Baby nail-clipper extraordinaire. I pay keen attention to the little details so that your birth partner can maintain complete focus, love and support for you.
Training: DTI (Doula Trainings International)
Other Specialties: Placenta encapsulation; single parents; aromatherapy; overnight stays; LGBTQ community; water birth; home birth; hospital birth; cesarean birth; baby wearing assistance; cloth diapering education; baby-led weaning; prenatal/birth/newborn photography
Rosie is a knowledgeable doula with a reassuring presence who honors the birth process by providing a supportive, nurturing, and educated environment. She is experienced in supporting families in hospitals, birth centers and at home births.
Training: DONA International
Other Specialties: Massage therapist; bilingual (Spanish)
I am a long time Registered Nurse who specialized in postpartum and newborn care. Through my love of neonatal and woman's health and the lack of physical and emotional support for new and expecting families, I became a doula! I have forever had a passion for and fascination of pregnancy,birth postpartum and babies! This intimate time is meant to be celebrated while being supported by a village to create a beautiful transition to parenthood.
Training: DONA International
Other Specialties: Registered Nurse, Lactation educator
Samantha is passionate about working with families! She seeks to provide a safe, evidence based, nonjudgmental space to support your growing family, while focusing on baby’s life outside of the womb and all of the joys and challenges that come with it! She loves providing physical, emotional, and information support. Samantha believes in supporting families in whatever their lifestyle needs are, and looks forward to meeting you! Please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Training: Doulas of Austin, Pregnancy & Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas
Other Specialties: Masters in the Art of Teaching-Certified Educator, CPR/First AID Certified, Qualified Mental Health Professional, Postpartum Mood Disorders, working with parents with a history of infertility, multi-sibling households, first time parents
Julie is a compassionate and experienced doula attending hospital, birth center and home births since 2010. She is an advocate for evidence based mother/baby friendly birth practices and informed parenting.
Training: AAHCC, IBCE (Bradley Method, Informed Beginnings); currently training through CBI as a Lactation Counselor
Other Specialties: Childbirth educator; rebozo; Spinning Babies (Optimal Fetal Positioning); DSHS Breastfeeding Educator Program
Shaina Gaupp is a freshly trained doula who provides labor and postpartum support. She has additional training in the family strengthening approach, care giving experience, and has worked with children of all ages. It is her desire that you feel cared for, listened to, and empowered through the emotional, physical, and informational support that she has to offer. She’s here to serve, love, and help you through this transition.
Training organization: DONA International and Doulas of Austin
Additional Training: GALS Volunteer, Family Strengthening approach, five protective factors
Cara is a professional certified birth doula and trained postpartum doula with over ten years of early childhood experience. Her passion is to partner with and empower growing families in Austin as they begin their parenting journey. Her vast experience allows her to offer the compassionate care, education, physical comfort, and advocacy needed to ensure her clients have a positive and well-supported birth experience and transition to parenthood.
Training organization: DONA International, Doulas of Austin
Other Specialties: Centering and Childbirth Education in the hospital setting, and doula course instructor at multiple pregnancy centers. Experience in medicated and unmedicated births, VBAC’s, inductions, high-risk pregnancy/birth, fetal/infant loss, and perinatal mood disorders, water birth, home birth, baby wearing, cloth diapering, and infant massage.
Chelsea has been empowering and assisting families in childbirth and postpartum since 2008 after the birth of her second child. She wants all birthing individuals to be aware of their choices, be empowered to make informed decisions and be nurtured by hands-on emotional and physical support during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Chelsea loves to assist families in building their community of support for birth and beyond.
Training: DONA International, Doula Trainings International (DTI), Stillbirthday