Doulas in Austin
What is a doula?
Giving birth to a baby is so much more than a physical phenomenon; it engages parents-to-be in a transformational experience, a key life event full of emotion and meaning. A doula who accompanies a woman in labor mothers the mother, taking care of her emotional needs throughout childbirth. A doula also provides support and suggestions for their partner that can enhance their experiences of birth. A postpartum doula continues that valuable emotional support and guidance, helping a family make a smooth transition into new family dynamics.
For more information on doulas in general or the doula community of Austin, please visit:
www.dona.org (the oldest, largest and most respected doula association in the world)
www.centxdoulas.org (Central Texas Doula Association – detailed information on individual doulas)
Here is a list of other doula organizations in Central Texas