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
Supporting parents of newborns with knowledge and hands-on care so parents can grow their skills, build their confidence, and take time to rest and care for themselves so they can better care for their families. Available for day, evening, or overnight visits in the Austin area and Northern Hays County.
Training organization: Austin Baby Guru Postpartum Doula Certificate, CPR certified, WIC Breastfeeding Educator, Pregnancy & Postpartum Health Alliance training to assist women with Perinatal Mood Disorders & Trauma Informed Birth, Herbal Studies through The Human Path including Herbal Apothecary Certificate and Herbs for the Childbearing Year Study.
Additional Training: Twin Care, Single Moms, Essential Oils, and Infant Massage. Personal experience with premature birth & NICU stay.
I have enjoyed serving and mentoring new families for many years. I have 25 years of experience with infant and child care. I owned a in home daycare for many of those years, and now that my children are grown I look forward to serving new families in the comfort of their own home. I am excited about meeting you and you precious little one!!
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.
Kristina Juarez-Bridges is a DONA trained and CPR certified birth and postpartum Doula. Kristina's transition into doula work began after the birth of her daughter in early 2012. She believes that our minds and our bodies are incredibly powerful, and that having loving and knowledgeable support during and after childbirth, helps women to have the experiences that they envision. Kristina loves supporting women and families throughout their unique journeys during pregnancy, birth, and beyond.
Training organization: DONA, Family Sleep Institute, American Red Cross, Safe Kids Worldwide
Other specialties: Certified Child Sleep Consultant, Acupressure for birth and postpartum professionals, Breastfeeding for Doulas, Lactation Management, Rebozo Certification,Certified Newborn Care Specialist, Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, Certified American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Instructor
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: Doula Training International
Additional Training: Trained Dancing For Birth Instructor
After receiving a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education in Leiden, the Netherlands, Paula returned to Texas and has been working with children ever since. For the last decade she has been working as a nanny and sleep consultant in the Austin area. During this time, she has cultivated her own unique sleep program and works with families to achieve sleeping success. She is now eager to begin her next adventure as a postpartum doula.
Training: Austin Baby Guru
Other Specialties: Degree in Early Childhood Education, Sleep Trainer
I've been supporting families for over 3 years now in a variety of settings as a birth worker. It has always been a passion of mine to work with families since I can remember, and worked in childcare for over 10 years prior to my training. I'm not only a doula, but a trained midwifery assistant with a strong background in breastfeeding support. I hope to pass my IBCLC exam this fall!
Training organization: Tiny Love, Austin Baby Guru
Additional Training: NICU breastfeeding specialist, Sitting for IBCLC in October, trained Midwife's assistant
Celine is a Postpartum Doula seeking to serve you in this exciting new beginning! She majored in Human Development & Family Science with a concentration in Child Development. As her passion for prenatal development grew, she began working in a hospital nursery where she aided families in the first few hours and days of their newborns’s life. Celine also worked in an infant classroom with babies ranging from 5-12 months old, focusing on developmental milestones.
Every family deserves support during the postpartum period. I believe that empowering parents with knowledge and encouragement will increase their confidence in their parenting abilities. I also have a special interest in working with moms struggling with postpartum mood disorders. Being a mother of two young children has prepared me in many ways for the role of postpartum doula, I look forward to embarking on the beautiful journey to parenthood with you.
Training: Austin Baby Guru, Pregnancy & Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas, Breastfeeding Educator (Texas DSHS), Newborn Care Specialist (HHLB), American Heart Association CPR
Other Specialities: Breastfeeding support, twins/multiples, newborn/infant care, parent support group facilitator
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 and postpartum 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 organization: DONA International; Birthing From Within; International Childbirth Education Association; Gottman Institute, Austin Baby Guru
Additional Training: Newborn Care and Breastfeeding Classes; Couples Classes for the Transition to Parenthood
I started my doula training May 2018 and enjoy helping families and caring for babies. I am a certified community health worker and have been working as an outreach counselor for the last 11 years, helping families and pregnant women with their healthcare and resources. I am a proud mom of 2 grown children and a new grandbaby. I have over 20 years experience caring for children/infants.
Training: Austin Baby Guru
Other Specialties: Certified Community Health Worker (CHW) Bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish
Meghan is a birth and postpartum doula serving the greater Austin area (including Cedar Park, Georgetown, and Lakeway). She completed her birth doula training through DONA International, and trained as a postpartum doula with Austin Baby Guru. Her mission is to enrich your birth experience and nurture you through your journey into motherhood. By providing physical, emotional, and educational support, she hopes to empower you to create the birth experience that you intuitively know is right for you and your family.
Training: DONA International, Austin Baby Guru
Other Specialties: Hypnobabies® Hypno-Doula, Rebozo Certified™, CPR/AED Certified (infant, child, and adult), GALS volunteer
Mia fell in love with the worlds of of birth and postpartum after becoming a mother herself. Her first long and complicated labor resulting in a cesarean birth followed by a liberating VBAC opened her eyes to the importance of birth in creating empowered beginnings. After an experience with postpartum depression and anxiety, Mia realized the necessity of whole-hearted support through this transformative time. She specializes in both Vaginal Birth After Cesarean and Postpartum Mood Disorders but enjoys serving families no matter how they plan to birth.
Training organization: DONA International- Birth Austin Baby Guru- Postpartum
Other specialties: Postpartum Mood Disorders, Infant Massage, Acupressure for Labor Support
My passion for babies and bellies started when I was young, but it was the overall holistic experience with my youngest that drove me to further pursue my Doula career. I am a mama to 4 kiddos and have had the honor of being a Gestational Carrier twice. I believe having the right support in place can make a world of difference. My desire for all mamas, is to feel like they were supported, respected, and empowered.
January has been working with families for over 20 years as a professional nanny, massage therapist and doula. She has helped many families navigate the first few years of parenthood. She holds a bachelors degree from the University of Redlands, a massage license, CPR certification, first aid training, and training in breastfeeding support. She became a certified doula with Tiny Love in 2016 and currently works for ATX Doulas.
With a background in holistic medicine and midwifery, Ellie strives to help couples work together in pregnancy to have the skills they need to bond during labor. Putting focus on supporting partners in feeling connected to the birthing process. Serving families since 2001 as an Childbirth Educator, Nanny and Doula in 2009. She has four children and is becoming a midwife. She specializes all things holistic so that it can complement your Evidence Based care.
Training: New Beginnings
Other Specialties: BA in Holistic medicine, Naturopathic Practitioner, Childbirth and Breastfeeding Educator, previous birth trauma, Herbalist, Life coach, Placenta Specialist, Rebozo Certified, Optimal Fetal Positioning, Essential Oils for Pregnancy/Birth and Postpartum periods, Nutritional coach, VBAC, mothers with postpartum problems, twins
Kathryn graduated from nursing school in 2007 and has experience in both mother/baby and NICU settings. She also worked as an overnight newborn care provider before completing postpartum doula certification here in Austin. Kathryn lives in the West/Central part of Austin, is an army wife and mother of 3.
Meisha is a homeschooling mom of 3. After recovering from postpartum anxiety with her first child 8 years ago, she has made it her mission to help other mothers smoothly transition into motherhood. Excellent 4th trimester support is crucial for the health of the mother and the family unit. Meisha personally knows the challenges of welcoming home a new baby and wants every family to not just survive, but THRIVE!
Training organization: Tiny Love
Additional Training: First Aid/CPR/AED, Late-term Miscarriage Life Coach, Lactation Management
I am a certified holistic doula embodying the divine feminine to usher people through the chaos of infertility, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. A radical level of support through life's transitions is my goal and a big part of that is maintaining parents' identities even when they're giving so much to parenthood. Full cups and hearts! I'm three years and over 100 births into this work and the magic just keeps growing!
Training organization: Angela Gallo's Dynamo Doula Training, The Matrona by Whapio, DONA with Jessica Atkins
Additional Training: Trauma Informed Care, full spectrum doula work, student midwife.
I have a servant's heart and want to help others be the best version of themselves. As a postpartum doula, my mission is to help you see the awesomeness already inside you! I've been married for eight years and have a four year old son, Ryan. Through my own postpartum experience and continuous training, I hope to help guide and support new parents as they start this exciting new journey!
Lori is certified as a Postpartum Doula, Child Passenger Safety Technician, Babywearing Educator. She also holds an MS Ed in Higher Education and a BA in Sociology.
Through her studies, work, and as a mother, she found her passion of empowering others as they embrace their journey in welcoming a new addition home. Lori believes families come in many forms and focuses on supporting them as they find their strength and confidence.
Training: Austin Baby Guru
Other Specialties: Certified in baby carriers through the Center for Babywearing Studies
Cecilia's mission is to foster joyful beginnings through educating and empowering new mothers. She became deeply passionate about postpartum support after the birth of her daughter. She is a breastfeeding advocate, and has personal experience struggling with and recovering from postpartum depression. Cecilia believes that every woman deserves doula care, and strives to serve families from all economic backgrounds.
No one can deny that there is nothing quite as special as childbirth. Asia's hope is to empower, inspire, and support women and their labor parties to achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible. She is educated, passionate, and committed to creating a positive birth community for every family. Asia is a birth and postpartum doula ready to serve you!
Training: DONA International, Doulas of Austin
Other Specialties: Water Births, Birthing Centers, Trauma, Loss, Twin Care
Susan is experienced in Single/Multiple birth care and support, Newborn/infant development, how to recognize and overcome breast-feeding challenges, and sleep patterns. Her passion, working with families was born after witnessing the birth of two of her four grandchildren. For over a decade, she has a passion for mothering the mother and believes everyone should have the kind of birth and care they desire. She strives to be an advocate for the mother and her partner
Training: Austin Baby Guru
Other Specialties: CPR Certification - Infant, Child, and Adult; First Aid and AED Certification; Multiples; Single Parents
I am a postpartum doula in the Austin area. I have had a lots of experience supporting many families throughout their time of transition after bringing baby home. I believe that every family is different and it takes someone special to be able to come in and give each family exactly the support that they need.
Now serving NE San Antonio! Charlotte’s specialty is Ayurvedic postpartum care which focuses on nourishing restorative care for the mama (and family if desired). This includes a daily nurturing hot oil massage or marma/acupressure treatment, plus restorative and special needs cooking. Infant massage instruction soothes and nurtures your baby.
Training organization: Sacred Window School of Maternal and Newborn Health
Ayana is both a postpartum and birth doula. She feels called to do this work because she realized the support and care that new mothers receive is vital to the long term health of both baby and mother. She wants to emphasize that birth can, and does, look like many different things. Her main goal is to make sure that mothers are given the opportunity to know all of their choices and advocate for themselves. Ayana is supportive of all births and ensures that the mother and family are comfortable at all times.
Shelley believes every mother deserves loving care, accurate information and reassurance during the postpartum period. Her goal is to empower and nurture families so they can feel confident in their decisions surrounding their birth, babies and parenting. She's experienced with breastfeeding issues, postpartum mood disorders, and challenging babies. She has supported families gently and without judgment in North/Central Austin and Williamson County for over 20 years.
Training: ICEA, DONA, Lamaze, Birthing From Within
Other Specialties: Childbirth Education(ICEA certified); VBAC, previous birth trauma, mothers with postpartum difficulties, Breastfeeding Education (Tx Dept of Health)