Ladene is a small business owner, born and raised in Austin, TX. She has a 2 year old daughter named Elle, and is a recent newlywed. She enjoys learning new things (including sewing and baking), and using those skills to help mothers in need. She volunteers her time with MamaSana/Vibrant Woman, and hopes to continue to empower and support mothers in Austin.
Other Specialties: Lactation cookies, sewing small projects (ring slings, boppy)
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
Mary is a DONA trained doula, mother of 4 and proud grandmother of 8. Her practice is solely focused on postpartum services. She will help you practice your baby skills and keep your family’s routine moving forward.
Training: DONA International
Other Specialties: CPR and First Aid certified, Breastfeeding Support, Babywearing Support
Lori is a postpartum doula in training. She has been a baby carrier educator since 2012, working with hundreds of Central Texans as they grow their families. Through her own experiences as a mother and and as an educator, she found her passion helping others as they embrace their journey welcoming a new addition home. Lori believes in a family-centered approach to the postpartum period and supporting them as find their strength and confidence.
Training: Austin Baby Guru
Other Specialties: Certified in baby carriers through the Center for Babywearing Studies
Juanita Sawyer works with families in Austin TX and has been a doula since 2014. She is a caregiver in many capacities. Her added experience as nanny and as teacher gives her insight into the importance of birth and the value of having a caring professional hold the space for those precious transitional moments. Juanita offers both birth and postpartum services.
Supporting families since 1995, Shelley believes every woman has the right to accurate and up-to-date information regarding pregnancy, birth and parenting. Her goal is to empower and nurture families so they can feel confident in their decisions surrounding birth and postpartum. She supports families gently and without judgment in North/Central Austin and Williamson County.
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)
I am a postpartum doula that will support you and your family. I’m here to provide new moms with the support they need and to bring comfort and calmness to your lives. As a mom myself I know the importance of someone on your side willing to work with you on your decisions in rising your newborn. I look forward to sharing this amazing journey with you. Because every mom could use a helping hand!
Training: Austin Baby Guru
Other Specialties: American Heart Association- CPR/infant, first aid Certified, breastfeeding support, NICU support
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. She serves families in South and Central Austin.
Training: Sacred Window School for Maternal & Newborn Health
Stephanie gave birth to her first child in the Netherlands, where the nurturing and encouragement she received from so many women there inspired her to become a doula. Now she strives to give unconditional support and high quality, evidence-based education to families so that they can be confident in making the choices that are right for them. She is fully up-to-date on all vaccinations, and as a Certified Lactation Counselor, she provides skilled breastfeeding support.
Training: DONA International, Stillbirthday, Healthy Children's Center for Breastfeeding, ICEA
Other Specialties: birth doula, bereavement doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator, Evidence Based Birth® Instructor
Erica is a mother of 5 who has experienced births in both a hospital and birthing center. She believes that birth does not have to be painful work and will strive to make your labor and birth memorable and on your terms. Erica's focus during labor is not only on the laboring mother, but also ensuring that the partner and family/friends feel supported as well.
Training: DTI (Doulas Training International)
Other Specialties: Rebozo trained, Aromatherapy, Aromatouch massage, Prenatal Bellydancing classes
I specialize in supporting high risk pregnant mamas who may or may not be on prescribed bed rest. During my 90 minute visits, I make sure that mamas are comfortable, reducing anxiety so mamas rest and have full term pregnancies and healthy weight babies. I help mamas create a logistical plan to keep their homes and families running smoothly so mamas focus on self care and the little ones they are carrying.
Training: Uzazi village, by a DONA trained doula
Other Specialties: Trained as a physician assistant; certifications as a childbirth educator, lactation support and educator; in the process of earning IBCLC
Katie is a Birth and Postpartum Doula. Her purpose as your Doula is to instill confidence in the family in caring for baby. She has experience supporting breastfeeding, premature babies, and multiples. She specializes in perinatal mood disorders and believes in having open communication to lift the stigma off mental illness and help heal the heart and mind. Katie continues her education to remain knowledgeable in all things birthing and parenting while serving families in Austin.
Training: Austin Baby Guru, Postpartum Health Alliance
As a DONA certified birth doula, Jennifer holds strong sense of awe for the beauty and strength of the body. It is her passion to serve each family through their own birth experience. Jennifer is devoted to educating parents so that they are prepared to make informed decisions and develop a trust in this natural process and in themselves as they enter this wonderful journey of parenthood.
Training: DONA International
Other Specialties: B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics, CPR and First Aid Certified, Essential oils for Pregnancy and Labor, Birth Plan Assistance
Ruth works very closely with the South Austin Pregnancy Resource Center as a doula and childbirth educator. 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.
Training: DONA International
Other Specialties: Homemade infant formula; custom baby wraps
Amy's experience having her children ignited her passion for supporting moms during the vulnerable postpartum transition. She suffered severe PPD and anxiety with her first child, and understands firsthand how this can affect the entire family. She is a certified Placenta Encapsulator, and specializes in helping moms struggling with postpartum mood disorders. She volunteers with The Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas (PPHA) as a postpartum doula, educator, and board member.
Training: DONA International, Placenta Benefits (PBi), American Heart Association CPR, and The Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas (PPHA)
Other Specialties: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) methods for Placenta Encapsulation, Newborn/Infant Care, Breastfeeding Support, and Postpartum Mood Disorders (including depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD)
Jami is the owner of AustinBorn, a center for new and expecting parents specializing in birth and postpartum doula care, comprehensive classes, and a judgement-free community of support to all families. Come learn, belong, and thrive with us!
Training: Doula Trainings International (DTI), DONA International
Other Specialties: Certified Lactation Educator, Rebozo Certified