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.
As a person, I've always been passionate about helping people; as a birth doula, I'm even more passionate about educating, empowering, and supporting women during pregnancy and childbirth. I realized my calling as a doula after I had my fourth child at home. The quality of care I received from my two midwives was just beyond amazing! I want to give back that heart of care that was given to me. My goal is to help women realize how strong and capable they are to do the natural task of giving birth.
Kelly incorporates a modern and urban dynamic into her work as a doula. She serves women of all backgrounds and identifications, with all types of care providers and in all settings. Kelly's clients value her honesty and relentless desire for informed decision-making. Kelly's doula philosophy is simple: This is your birth. Kelly also provides trauma-informed care and helps each woman she meets screen for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.
Training: DONA International
Other Specialties: Rebozo Certified, TENS rental, kinesiology taping for pregnancy, breastfeeding support, trauma-informed/PMAD counseling.
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
Your body was made to birth your baby! By far one of my favorite sayings ever because there is so much truth in it! I’m Jacki Brown, a birth doula in the Austin, Texas area. My goal is to provide emotional, physical and informational support to my clients prior to and during labor. I would love to help make your birth a positive and amazing experience for you and yours!
Having the birth you want is about information and nurturing support. The guidance and knowledge that I can provide will enable you to make educated decisions and be prepared for one of the most important rites of passage of a lifetime: motherhood!.Postpartum is a highly sensitive period, I strive to provide nurturing support so mother and baby will thrive and the family can have a smooth transition.
Training: Tiny Love, Baby Guru , SBD , Gena Kerby and ICEA
Other Specialties: Childbirth Education, Placenta Encapsulation, Rebozo, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Water Birth.I am able to provide doula care in English, Spanish, French and Mandarin Chinese.
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
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.
Animal lover. Experienced Target shopper. Recreational nap taker. Although these qualities exemplify who I am, it's not as straightforward to describe what makes me an incredible Doula. What I can tell you is this - It never feels like work when you do what you love. It's the reason I never put my phone on silent, and why most replies to my emails start with "Thanks for the quick response". More than anything, I'm grateful for the opportunity to partner with families as they prepare for one of life's biggest adventures!
Training: DONA International, Stillbirthday
Other Specialties: Certifications: Prenatal Yoga (Yoga Yoga), Vinyasa Yoga (Black Swan), Rebozo, and CPR/First Aid; GALS volunteer and experienced with special needs.
Katelynn's passion for reproductive health and childbirth has led her to become a student midwife and doula. Before switching to Midwifery, Katelynn studied Nursing at Texas Woman's University. She is dedicated to empowering women throughout the prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum periods. Katelynn whole-heartedly believes in providing expectant mothers the optimal birth experience they desire to bring their happy and healthy baby into the world.
Training: International Doula Institute
Other Specialties: CPR/BLS. Student Midwife. GALS Volunteer
Sarah D’Angelo, both a labor and postpartum doula with two grown children, was at her daughter’s sides, as mom and doula, during the births/postpartum of her three grandchildren. From these experiences she decided she wished to work with other families. Following a full career as a nurse, (LVN), Sarah now dedicates herself to the work of her heart… assisting and supporting women (and their families) through the transitions of labor and postpartum.
Training: Licensed Vocational Nurse
Other Specialties: placental preparation and traumatic incident reduction, grief and loss assistance and soon to be certified with Safe Kids in child carseat installation and individual childbirth classes
Alison is a birth doula serving the Austin area. She is passionate about supporting and empowering women throughout their pregnancy and birth experience. She loves working with women and their partners to help them achieve their goals in birth, and believes that a knowledgeable and loving support system is vital to creating happy and healthy families.
Alison lives in Cedar Park with her husband and two children.
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 mother of 3 beautiful kids, all with very different birth stories and settings. Being a VBAC mom myself, I've been honored to support other women on their VBAC journey. The miracle of birth is a truly special event that should be treated as such. I am passionate about serving and empowering women as they come into motherhood and am honored to love and support every mother and their unique birthing style.
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
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
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
My name is January Gregov and I am a massage therapist specializing in pregnancy massage, a professional nanny and a birth doula. I have been helping families in many capacities for over 20 years. I am grateful to be able to support families with my wide range of knowledge of labor/delivery, birth, infant care and massage. As your doula I will bring a calm supportive presence to your birth and help you have the best experience you can.
Jamie Crouse Gwynn’s mission is to help you achieve an empowered birth by trusting in the innate capabilities of your body to give birth. As a passionate advocate for birthing families, she can assist you in making informed, evidence-based decisions about your care that are right for you. With her calm, reassuring presence and gentle guidance she is there to help you have a beautiful birth experience that will be a treasured memory.
Other Specialties: postpartum doula services, birth and newborn photography, private childbirth classes, bereavement doula services, Elimination Communication consulting, and cloth diaper and baby carrier rentals.
As a doula, RN, and childbirth educator, Lauren's motivation rests in her belief that birth is both a powerful opportunity for transformation, as well as a vulnerable time for new parents that deserves protection . Families deserve non-biased, evidence-based information so they can make their own decisions. They also deserve open-minded support as they navigate the complex world of maternity care. Lauren has three children. (RN since 2005, doula/educator since 2011)
Mallory’s mission is to be a light and soft place to land for baby and birthing family. She truly believes that being of service to birthing families is exactly what she was put on this earth to do. With a background in yoga, Mallory encourages movement throughout pregnancy and even offers prenatal and postpartum yoga to her clients. She is committed to providing compassionate, honest and loving care for all birthing families.
I’m Taylor and I love being a doula and getting the opportunity and honor to empower mamas as they welcome new life into the world. Moms are the strongest people in the world, and being blessed enough to support them is such a gift! I’m currently a mother of two, I have the sweetest pup in the world, and I enjoy relaxing with a good book when I’m not chasing my kiddos around and empowering mamas!
Kristina is a DONA trained doula and is currently offering birth and postpartum services. Kristina has a degree in Veterinary Technology and practiced in emergency animal hospitals for 13 years. Her transition into doula work began after the birth of her daughter in 2012. She believes that our minds and our bodies are incredibly powerful. Kristina loves supporting women and families throughout their unique journeys during pregnancy, birth, and beyond.
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
I'm a certified doula and a microbiologist with the State Lab. I am passionate about building our community through birth empowerment! I wore a lot of hats before coming to birth work with my biology degree - allowing me to couple my scientific training and compassion to offer evidence based, non-judgmental care. My practice centers on building peace and empathy in the birthing room while supporting mama's choices and intuition.
Training: DONA International, Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, StillBirthday
Other Specialties: MotherTouch Massage, Rebozo, Peer Mediation, Non-Violent Communication, Spinning Babies, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Screening
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 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: DONA International; Birthing From Within; International Childbirth Education Association
Birth work is my calling. I am fiercely passionate about offering unconditional support, evidence based information, and compassionate guidance to individuals throughout their birth journey. Through my work as a doula I approach birth with a calm, grounded presence and I strive to embody care that values autonomy, inclusivity, and authenticity. I am honored to celebrate you however you choose to birth your baby!
Training: DTI (Doulas Training International)
Other Specialties: Newborn Care Specialist, Spinning Babies, GALS volunteer