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 feel passionate about supporting birthing mothers, and their families through one of the most transformative milestones a woman can go through: pregnancy and childbirth. As a doula my job is to support, inform, and care for you and your family throughout the entirety of this journey. Having two children of my own, I know how important it is to feel confident and peaceful as you bring your baby into the world. I love what I do, and I would be honored to walk with you through this exciting time!
Kelly Bolerjack CD(DONA) provides calm and judgement-free support to her clients. Kelly has continued her education to offer multiple pain coping techniques, including TENS, rebozo, massage and acupressure. Kelly has experience with VBAC support, cesarean support, waterbirth, high-risk, and special needs births. Kelly is a breastfeeding counselor, provides trauma-informed care, and helps each family she serves screen for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Kelly's clients value her calm presence, honesty, and relentless desire for informed decision-making.
Training organization: DONA
Additional Training: Rebozo, TENS, Massage for Labor, Acupressure for Labor, Breastfeeding Counselor
Kim believes in the inherent strength of women. She wants all birthing individuals to feel loved, supported, educated, and empowered with their births. She also believes all families 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!
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
Cary is a certified birth doula and co-owner of ATX Doulas. She has a BA in English and Women’s Studies from the University of Michigan and an MA in English from Hunter College. She believes that birth presents a tremendous opportunity for women to really explore and treasure their own strength, and she is thrilled to be able to be a part of such an amazing process.
Training organization: Tiny Love
Other specialities: Breastfeeding for Doulas and Managing Breastfeeding Complications; Spinning Babies; Mercy in Action Midwife Assistant Workshop.
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.
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.
Bailey completed her training with Carriage House Birth in 2017 where she found her life's work. Drawing upon her deep intuition and understanding of motherhood, Bailey is a warm, compassionate doula. She has one goal; to create a birthing experience that is safe and satisfying. Bailey is familiar with hospitals, home birth, and birth centers. She provides emotional, informational, and physical support to birthing people and their partner(s) throughout the childbearing journey.
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.
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
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 three 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
As the mother of 8 children, Kristie understands the delicate and defining days surrounding birth. She believes that each mother’s journey is unique and should be nurtured, respected, and celebrated. She has been a doula since 2008 and is trained as a Breastfeeding Counselor, Childbirth Educator, and Sleep Consultant - which enhances the support she can offer families. Kristie is also a Trainer for Childbirth International, working with aspiring birth & breastfeeding professionals across the world. Her family resides in Bastrop.
Training organization: CBD, CPD, Dip CBed, CBC & Trainer, Childbirth International, Infant Sleep Educator, Bebo Mia, Inc.
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
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
I am a certified Child Birth Educator and Doula through the Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth, and I'm in the process of getting my DONA certification as a birthing Doula. My desire is for all laboring mothers to feel supported, cared for, and safe during this very special and intimate time in their lives.
Training organization: The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth Doula Certified. Currently certifying with DONA
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.
Alexis has worked the last 15 years in caring professions. As a family advocate, she has served children and families as confidant, educator and life coach. Alexis has expanded her passion for serving others to the birth community as a professional post-partum and birth doula. Alexis hopes to utilize her experience, compassion and positive motivational spirit to bring families peace and joy during their transition into parenthood - by extending real support that is rooted in love.
Training: Pregnancy & Post Partum Health Alliance of Texas Austin Baby Guru Mama Sana Vibrant Woman Birth Companion Health & Human Services Breastfeeding Educator Program
Other specialties: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology - Brown University: focus in child development and families, American Red Cross: CPR & First Aide, Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders, Traumatic Birth Experiences