Empower your Birth Journey

We're doulas helping moms (and their families) prepare for a positive birth & empowering postpartum experience
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What is a doula?

According to DONA International, a doula is defined as:

a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.

If you’re interested in a holistic birth, with minimum to no medical intervention, the journey begins with education.

Studies show that a doula can lower your cesarian birth rate by up to 50%, decrease labor time by 25%, and lower epidural admission by up to 60%.

If you’d like to explore this possibility, we offer a neutral, safe space for considering all the options.

How could a doula support me?

Prenatal Support & Education

Prenatal Support & Education

We are Hypnobirthing and Bradley trained educators who love helping moms prepare for their positive birth. No matter what kind of birth you’re interested in planning, we have the tools to help you prepare!

Labor & Delivery

Labor & Delivery

While your care providers tend to your health and your partner takes care of the warm & fuzzies, your doula is a constant companion, providing non-medical physical and emotional support throughout active labor & birth

Postpartum Care

Postpartum Care

As a part of our DONA practice, we support all mothers after birth with resources and connections you to anyone else that may assist you through the “fourth trimester”

What type of care could I have?

The Empowered Birth

Virtual Package includes:
• Two (2) prenatal visits/virtual calls after 36 weeks
• Birth plan preparation
• Lactation support & postpartum follow up support, if desired
• Hypnobirthing Technique Intro Class:
~ 3x 45 min sessions for 3 weeks, self paced and reviewed with doula in prenatal appointments
**This package is purely virtual education & support. This is a great option for those concerned about in-person contact or those who prefer just having support leading up to birth and after. This package does not include in-person labor/birth support
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Investment: $370-550

The Beautiful Birth Journey

Includes:
• Two (2) prenatal visits
• Five (5) weeks of on-call service
• One (1) postpartum visit and one check up
• Birth plan preparation
• Child birth & lactation support
• Postpartum preparation guidance
Consistent presence during active labor & birth, no matter how long it takes
• Co-doula backup
We are a co-doula partnership so you will have built a relationship with the doula attending your birth. You’ll have access to both your primary doula and backup doula throughout pregnancy and both will attend your first prenatal session.
• Hypnobirthing overview (30-45 mins) +  private fear-release session
(30-45 mins)
• Comfort touch during labor + aroma therapy
• Snacks & meal provided based on dietary preferences

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Investment: $1220-$1375

The Momentous Birth

Includes:
• Two (2) prenatal visits
• Five (5) weeks of on-call service
• Consistent presence during active labor & birth, no matter how long it takes
• One (1) postpartum visit
• Birth plan preparation
• Lactation support
• Postpartum preparation guidance
• Co-doula backup
We are a co-doula partnership so you will have built a relationship with the doula attending your birth. You’ll have access to both your primary doula and backup doula throughout pregnancy and both will attend your first prenatal session.
• Comfort touch during labor + aroma therapy
• Snacks & meal provided based on dietary preferences
• Private fear-release session (30-45 mins)
+ 4 week Hypnobirthing course (2.5 hours each session & materials included)
+ One hour Prenatal massage OR Craniosacral therapy for baby/mom
+ BONUS: Birth & newborn photography – 20 selects included
**Only applicable for birth centers and home births due to most hospital policy

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Investment: $1584-$1700

During labor, we offer comfort touch, aroma diffusion, and any other calming support you can imagine for making your birth more comfortable.

As DONA trained doulas, we believe mothers should have continuous care and to that point, there are no additional cost if your labor exceeds a certain time. We do not work with Medicaid (yet!) but our team does offer one pro-bono birth each quarter.

Rates are based on a sliding scale and we do not require proof for what you’d like to pay on our sliding scale. We want to work with what’s best for your family.

Meet Sam + Steph

The Austin Doula | Birth Companion

Hey there!

We’re Samantha + Steph, the owners of The Austin Doula, and we’d love to share a little about what we do and who we serve…

  1. No matter what kind of birth is ideal for you, we’re fully committed to supporting you in your journey.
  2. Our practice is committed to celebrating motherhood, from conception (oh yes…we offer fertility support!) to postpartum, in a way that pulls from both traditional and modern practices of honoring mother AND baby.
  3. We understand the tools need to prepare for a positive prenatal, birth and postpartum experience and will help personalize your support along the way.

As a co-doula partnership, we optimize your prenatal experience with insight from the worlds of two doulas while offering the peace of knowing you’ll have continuous care from labor to postpartum. The doula who attends your birth will also be the same doula to attend your postpartum visit. Our model is structured to cost you nothing extra, yet offer 2x the value.

If you’re ready to explore working together, let’s have a chat to see if we’re a match?

Testimonials

Angelique Huntsman

``She has a unique gift of making one feel empowered``

I will never get the love and compassion that I felt when Samantha walked through the doors of my birthing suite. It was the night that I was being induced and having her at my bedside brought me so much comfort and peace.

She has a unique gift of making one feel empowered, especially during one of the most sacred times of a woman’s life: childbirth.

I am very blessed that she was part of my birthing experience as a doula and a friend and highly recommend her.

Angelique Huntsman
Marsha Stephanson

``Samantha is absolutely amazing to work with``

Samantha is absolutely amazing to work with. She has this warm, positive energy that truly is comforting to those around her.

Last fall Samantha was extremely instrumental in helping with the Empowered Mama Journey event that supported new and expectant moms as they prepared for the Fourth Trimester.

Samantha was there to help answer any questions moms may had and ensured moms were comfortable during their time at the event. She has been a huge advocate for better care for moms prenatal and postpartum and has supported local businesses such as Cater to Mom which provides postpartum care boxes for new moms. I highly recommend

Samantha she is truly a beautiful person, a loving mother, and nurturer with an amazing heart when it comes to supporting mothers.

Marsha Stephanson

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    We're serving all of Austin proper + Lakeway

    You may also reach us at 512-981-6742 or email samantha@theaustindoula.com or steph@theaustindoula.com

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