Chiminh began her career as a Registered Nurse in 2000. With a respect of science coupled with the softer side of compassionate doula support, Chiminh is elevating the standards of doula care in Austin.
Doulas of Austin provides skilled, professional doula support to families from pregnancy through toddlerhood.
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.
Viviana trusts in womens intuition and their power to birth any way they choose without judgement. She decided to become a birth worker after the lack of care and compassion she received during a late term loss with her first pregnancy, as well as the beautiful and supportive care received with her rainbow baby. After coming full circle, becoming a doula was her way of giving back. She specializes in twins, pregnancy after loss, infertility support and the LGBT experience as she has traveled those paths.
Training: Doula Trainings International (DTI), Pregnancy & Postpartum Health Alliance
Other Specialties: Twins, LGBT doula, Bilingual (Spanish)
As a doula and former lawyer, April uses evidence-based research to empower families and to support legislative changes at a state and national level. She offers loving, compassionate encouragement to help laboring mothers recognize and embrace their own strength and inner wisdom as they bring their babies into the world.
Training: DONA International
Other Specialties: Homemade formula; birth story processing, optimal fetal positioning; rebozo; legislative advocacy
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
Cary is co-owner of ATX Doulas and has been attending births since 2010 and her love for doula work grows with each year. At the heart of her practice is a passion for empowering women, a deep respect for the birth process, and true enjoyment in seeing women realize their innate strength.
Training: DONA International; ICEA
Other Specialties: Placenta encapsulation; TENS unit-certified
Rachel Caballero is a bilingual full spectrum doula serving Austin families since 2011. True to her cultural roots she is trained in traditional women's health techniques and culturally respectful care. Presently she is a student midwife training and Birth Support Program Director for Mama Sana Vibrant Woman where she coordinates the volunteer birth companion program.
Training: DONA International, Mercy In Action
Other Specialties: Bilingual Spanish, Placenta Encapsulation, Culturally Respectful Care, LGBTQ Care, Reiki
Jacqueline can't think of a time when she wasn't passionate about reproductive health, and after the birth of her son in 2014, she decided to become a birth and postpartum doula. She strongly believes that families should be provided with evidence-based information in order to have an empowering birth experience. She feels fortunate to be a part of the AustinBorn community and looks forward to supporting families on life's most exciting journey.
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
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
Katherine Creamer is a dual certified birth doula in Central Texas. Her passion is working together with both the mother and her partner to actualize their dream birth experience. She offers unbiased, caring, hands-on support for all types families experiencing all types of births whether in a hospital, a birth center, or at home.
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
With seven children of her own, Kristie’s life is very much centered around mothering. She thinks of her work as an extension of that – an opportunity to come alongside other mothers and help them feel nurtured, calm, and confident in their own unique journeys. Kristie is a certified birth and postpartum doula through Childbirth International, also serving as one of CBI’s Trainers. She supports families throughout central Texas from her home in Bastrop.
Training: Childbirth International
Other Specialties: Childbirth Educator and Breastfeeding Counselor (CBI)
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)
Choosing your birth team is an important decision. Allow me to be part of your team, bringing a comforting touch as I minister with my heart and hands. Through prenatal appointments, birth, and postpartum visits I come alongside you and your growing family. I have experience with Hypnobirthing, Bradley Method, water birth, hospital, birth center, homebirths, twins, cesarean, medication and medication free births. I look forward to meeting you for an interview! Read client testimonies.
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
I believe in giving women and their families attention and specialized, personal care during their pregnancy, labor and transition into parenthood. I want to help you work towards the birth you desire. I have been doing birth work locally and internationally for 3 years and I recently began nursing school so that one day I can become a Certified Nurse-Midwife. Let’s work together to create a positive environment for you and your new family.
Training: DONA International
Other Specialties: I have experience working as a midwifes assistant during birth and as a postpartum doula.
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
No matter what kind of birth you hope for, my core philosophy is that all women deserve support. As your doula, I will strive to connect with you during your prenatal period, comfort and coach you during your labor, and hearten you during your postpartum period. Women are filled with a powerful grace during birth and it is a beautiful thing to witness. I am honored to assist women in their strongest hour.
Training: Childbirth International
Other Specialties: Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Training to become a Breastfeeding Counselor
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)
I fell in love with birth years ago, when I helped friends as a doula before even knowing it was a profession. Later, I realized I could certify and gain even more knowledge to assist mothers. I have served mothers that have birthed 17 babies (not a typo) to first time moms, VBAC moms to Unassisted moms. I believe that mothers have a right to choose how to birth their babies and where.
Training: Child Birth International, Still Birthday
Other Specialties: Lactation Counselor, Bereavement Doula, Adoption Doula
Karli Hetherington, TLCD, has been supporting new families in birth since 2011. She started volunteering through local nonprofit GALS, Giving Austin Labor Support, and quickly developed a love for both this important role and the on-call model. The premature, difficult birth of her son Alvin in 2015 cemented her belief in the importance of doula support and she is excited to bring a new depth of compassion to this work now as a mom herself.
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.