Our Partners

The Austin Doula is a collective of caring, skilled professionals with a mission to serve moms and their families

Marsha Stephanson

Founder of Cater to Mom & Empowered Mama Journey

Marsha is the Founder and CEO of Cater to Mom,  postpartum care subscription box. Marsha’s idea to create a care box was “birthed” out of her personal experience with postpartum depression and her desire to see other moms feel cared for in their postpartum journey.

Marsha is also the founder of Empowered Mama Journey, an organization dedicated to educating, empowering, and creating awareness of the 4th Trimester and beyond within the Austin community and surrounding areas.

You can learn more about Marsha and Cater to Mom here.

Brigette Walters

Full Spectrum Doula

Brigette is a holistic full-spectrum doula serving Austin and surrounding areas through pregnancy, birth, and beyond. Brigette trained and certified with Doula Trainings International (DTI) and is the owner and founder of Lotus & Luna LLC.  She established Lotus & Luna with the mission of providing compassionate care and guidance to empower and uplift families during this season of life.Brigette’s journey started with the pregnancy and birth of her first child, which laid the foundation for understanding the power and strength of birthing people.  Her empathetic nature and calm demeanor create a grounding environment for her clients.  She serves as an advocate and active listener, providing steadfast, unconditional support free of judgment.  She understands that every birth and parenting experience is unique, and is proud to support all birthing people on their journey, no matter the experience they have had, hope to have, or end up having.  Brigette creates a safe space that allows her clients to embrace where they are, while ensuring they have the guidance and support needed to instill confidence and promote feelings of connection and peace.Being a doula is within Brigette’s heart and soul, and through this work, her passion has grown for supporting families during the sensitive postpartum period.  She uses her expertise paired with her intuition and understanding of her clients’ wishes to provide personalized, nurturing care that helps families meet their postpartum goals.  It is her role to inform and inspire families to use their instinctive wisdom to make decisions about their baby, while showing up for each and every interaction with an unwavering, full heart.Brigette feels she has truly stepped into her purpose, and is honored to be a part of such a profoundly transformative time in the lives of birthing people.

Liz Baker

Craniosacral Therapist for Infants & Adults

Liz is a mother, highly sensitive person, creative visionary, and natural healer. Having overcome significant trauma along her journey, she is passionate about supporting others as they build towards optimal health, especially new moms and their babies. As a licensed massage therapist and advanced Craniosacral therapist with a broad range of modalities in her tool belt, Liz brings a wealth of knowledge, skills, and instincts to the healing table, and her sessions move you to a place of quiet stillness and wisdom deep within.
After two very different birth experiences, Liz and her children received Craniosacral therapy sessions as a means of healing from birth trauma and alleviating breastfeeding challenges. She is now fully trained in advanced CST, specializing in both babies and mamas. This therapy promotes latching, bonding, growth, and relieves pressure and tension in the baby’s body.

Kerrianne Krolle

North Austin Birth Doula

Kerrianne is a holistic birth doula and holistic postpartum nutritionist serving North Austin and surrounding areas through pregnancy, birth, and into the postpartum space. She received her training through Carriage House Birth and Postpartum University. She is a mother of two children and a devoted army wife with a burning desire to transform birth for all.

Kerrianne’s journey started after the birth of her first child, which gave her a hunger to learn about a holistic lifestyle and transform birth spaces by empowering mothers and their partners through education, love, and support.

Using an evidence based birth and Hypnobirthing approach, she helps families have the unique birth experience.

Kerrianne aims to help mothers after birth with a holistic support. She is passionate about advocating for reproductive rights, Physiological birth, and caring for a birth person’s whole spirit, soul, mind, heart, and body

Julianna Carbonare

Holistic Doula + Menstrual Guide

Jules believes wholeheartedly in the intelligence of the female body. Her work is built on the philosophy that living in a woman’s body is the ultimate spiritual practice. From the way we bleed, to the way we birth, if we are open to it, we can be initiated into greater intimacy and love for ourselves.
She has worked with women as a menstrual guide and full spectrum birth doula, serving them as a well-resourced sister to hold their hands through some of life’s greatest transformational experiences. Her work as a doula specializes in home births, fully holistic care, ancestral nutrition principles, and the spiritual/emotional labor of birth. She trained under her doula mentor, Eyla Cuenca, and continues to be a part of the Eyla Cuenca doula network as well as several others.

The Easeful Moma

Parenting Support

Mariah Sage helps moms take a more relaxed + easeful approach to parenting and be the mom they want to be by drowning out the noise of advice and input, and find practical parenting strategies that align with their unique family values + family culture. Mariah supports families with preparing for conscious parenting through preconception planning, healing family dynamics + behavioral concerns, setting up family systems, and improving communication and connections in your family.

Chloe Searcy

Holistic Birth + Postpartum Doula

Chloé is a former psychologist, practicing sophrologist and a certified holistic birth and postpartum doula. She is a mom of 4 children and experienced 3 beautiful homebirths. Chloé is originally from France and speaks English & French.Chloé is passionate to care and honor mothers in their sacred birth & postpartum journey. She guides moms in their childbearing years. She uses sophrology to guide moms in their birth preparation. She enables mothers to regain power and confidence that they need at birth. She offers sophrology birth preparation sessions to help the mom connect within, being in tune with her tuition, creating a deeper bond with her baby and bringing a harmony between mind – body – spirit. Birth preparation with sophrology allows the mother to feel more present, energized, grounded, focused, relaxed, in tune with her baby and clearer awareness of her consciousness. The mother will also learn super tools that she will be able to reuse the day of the birth, breathing techniques and so much more.Chloé also believes that the care of the mothers should not end after the rite of passage of birth but continue during the postpartum sacred window. She also believes that the first 42 days postpartum are sacred and should be concentrated on love, healing, self care and bonding with the baby. She assists you, your baby and your family in resting and rejuvenating after the birth. Chloé anticipates the needs of families and loves sharing and educating when it is needed.Chloé desires to leave you feeling empowered, loved, vibrant, strong, calm, rested, rejuvenated, grounded and cared for. She looks forward to supporting and honoring the whole family during this sacred season of life.
Postpartum daytime – sacred season support
During our visit, we will explore one or all of the followings:
  • 40 min discovery call
  • Unlimited phone or email during our working relationship
  • Homemade tea or bone broth at each session
  • Emotional support
  • Birth story listening if ready
  • Sophrology session – breath work, meditation, relaxation, body scan to connect within and your postpartum body
  • Baby care while mom is resting
  • Guidance on newborn care
  • Foot bath – foot massage with oils
  • Breastfeeding – bottle feeding support
  • Practical care: light household chores, laundry, meal preparation, taking care of siblings
Package 1 
2 x week for 6 hours/day $ 540 (minimum of 2 weeks)
Package 2
3 x week for 4 hours/day $ 580 (minimum of 2 weeks)
Package 3: 
1 overnight  support  (8 hours) + 1 day support (4 hours)  $540
One Home Postpartum Consultation before the birth: can be add on to any packages at: $150 additional or taken separately: $180
Will help envisioning and preparing your sacred 40 days and postpartum
Answer any questions or concerns you may have
Phone/email support up to 2 weeks postpartum if not package
One Virtual Postpartum Consultation before the birth: can be add on to any packages at: $120 additional or taken separately: $150
Will help envisioning and preparing your sacred 40 days and postpartum
Answer any questions or concerns you may have
Phone/email support up to 2 weeks postpartum if not package
Stand alone hours : $50/h minimum 4 hours at a time
Overnight* support:  $50/hour for 8 hours (10pm – 6 am)
*Limited availability
**Other rates for multiples and families living more than 20 miles away of Pflugerville may apply
***Sliding scale available! Chloe works with families on special packages, so please reach out!

Jules Morlet

Birth + Newborn Photography

Birth is something you can be the most present for and have the least remembrance of.

I’ve done them all. C-Section, VBAC 1 all natural long labor, VBAC 2 all natural baby out in two hours and two pushes. I’ve seen the chaos of a hospital room and yet the peace of medical professionals, midwives and doulas. And the thing I treasure the most from each birth are the snapshots and quick iPhone captures of those blessed blurry days. Every woman should be able to look back, whether to smile, cry, heal or remember how powerful she is when bringing life into this world.
THE BIRTH  – Starting at $700
– 30 Phone Chat to ask and answer any questions in preparation for your big day
-Unlimited coverage of labor and delivery including 1 hour after birth
– 75+ Print ready images sent via Online Gallery
– 5 Images Edited within 24 hours for “Announcement
NEWBORN – $250
 – Capturing the snuggle and sleepiness of the first 48 hours is one of the most treasured gifts. Every crease and crevice of that tiny baby in a snapshot.
– Captured in your home or studio location (*additional fee)
– 50+ Print ready images sent via Online Gallery
A La Carte $175 –when added to a birth or Newborn Session
  • – Mini Maternity in your home or designated location (30 minute session)
  • – Mini “New” Family in your home or designated location (30 minute session)

Gabriela Gonzalez, RMA

Bilingual Full Spectrum + Sibling Doula

Gabriela is a bilingual certified labor, postpartum and sibling doula. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Wellness with a focus in complimentary and alternative medicine. Gabriela is a mother of 4 daughters and 3 bonus children, who’s mission is to bring education and understanding of all things birth+postpartum to the families she serves.
Her vision is to help moms create the village that it so desperately takes to birth children, as well as continue to encourage you throughout your transition into motherhood. With over 7 years years of experience in pediatrics, she hopes to provide encouragement through pregnancy, labor and postpartum and hold space in a gentle, safe manner for a wide variety of families on their journey through parenthood.

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