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 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
Jessie is a Doula, Placenta Specialist, Lactation Educator & Counselor, and Student Midwife. Jessica’s training and education includes extensive breastfeeding support, baby-wearing education, birth planning, comfort measures for labor, placenta encapsulation and using herbs and oils during the childbearing year. To date, she has attended over 120 births and as a student midwife has caught over 20 babies.
Training: DONA International
Other Specialties: placenta encapsulation, certified lactation educator and counselor, essential oils and herbs for pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, NRP (neonatal resuscitation), BLS (basic life saving skills).
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, CPR and First Aid certified; Birth Plan Assistance; experienced with special needs, and conversational ASL
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 (Doulas Training 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 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 works with the team of Doulas at Austin Born and loves to assist families in building their community of support for birth and beyond.
Training: DONA International, Doula Trainings International (DTI), Stillbirthday
Other Specialties: Certified Lactation Counselor, Newborn Care Educator, Prenatal/Postpartum Yoga, CPR certified, Cloth Diapering, Baby Wearing, Infant Massage
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.
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.
Yvonne provides intuitive, empathic care during pregnancy, labor, and early parenting. She finds so much pleasure working with families during the postpartum period to develop smooth running routines and her admiration for the inherent strength of women led her to birth support, which is a joyous, humbling, and fulfilling space in her life. Yvonne is committed to providing evidence based information and non-judgmental resources so your family can grow with peace and confidence.
Training: Certified birth and postpartum doula through DTI
Other Specialties: Trained Dancing for Birth Instructor
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