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.
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
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
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.
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
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)
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
Jillian, a native of Great Britain, has assisted women through their births since 1994. Jillian strives to provide non-biased support before, during and after birth. She teaches childbirth and infant care classes for 3 OBGYN practices providing evidenced-based information. Jillian, the owner of Austin Childbirth, is proud to offer parents Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (Elle TENS unit) rentals, a great option for non-medical pain relief. We look forward to serving you!
Training: ICEA Certified Doula and Childbirth Educator
Other Specialties: TENS for Labor Workshop - Penny Stansfield BDT, BCLMT Touch for Birth, Advanced Doula Workshop - Penny Stansfield BDT, BCLMT
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
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 also 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 organization: DONA International, Placenta Benefits (PBi), American Heart Association CPR, and The Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas (PPHA)
Additional Training: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) methods for Placenta Encapsulation, Newborn/Infant Care, Breastfeeding Support, and Postpartum Mood Disorders (including depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD)
Katie is a Birth and Postpartum Doula. Her purpose as your Doula is to instill confidence in the family as a unit in caring for baby. She has experience supporting breastfeeding, premature babies, and multiples. She specializes in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and believes in having open communication to lift the stigma off mental illness. Katie continues her education to remain knowledgeable in all things birthing and parenting while serving families in Austin.
Training organization: DONA & Austin Baby Guru
Other specialties: Rebozo certified, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety disorders, informed trauma, acupressure for birth & postpartum support.
Since 1989 Renée has been empowering women and families. She started her career earning an AAS in child development and has since earned many certificates. You can feel assured knowing she has almost 30 years of experience/education. From Renée, you will receive the support you need from a compassionate Doula who has been there herself, offering nonjudgmental evidence-based support. A nurturing provider who will care for you during an exciting and delicate time.
Training: Doulas of Austin/Gentle Ventures (NCS)
Other Specialties: Certified Newborn Care Specialist, Certified Childcare Professional, Postpartum Doula, Lactation Counselor, Infant Care Educator, Certified Infant CPR and First Aid
Amanda has worked with families since 2007. She enjoys working with families from various backgrounds and cultures and is continually discovering new perspectives and insights about life from these experiences. Witnessing the birth of a child or supporting parents while they navigate early parenthood is the most rewarding part of her work.
She is a certified birth doula and childbirth educator.
Training: DONA International, ICEA, Austin Baby Guru, Lamaze, Birthing From Within, Texas Department of Health
Hello! I am a post partum doula in training! I have over 5 years of full time nanny experience & am transitioning into the world of doula-ing. At this time I am accepting bookings on or after September 1, 2018. Please feel free to contact me at any time! I look forward to working with your wonderful family!
Every parent deserves to feel like they can ROCK this parenting thing. Through my own postpartum experiences and continuous training I have become a source of support and guide for parents and parents to be. My goal is to give parents the confidence they need to be the best parents the can be, to care for and nurture them as they heal and to provide support as they venture in to this new (and at times very scary) journey.