Taking new families starting January 2020
$25-30 per hour / day or night available in 4 or 8 hour shifts
If you are a family in need or knows of a family in need please contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly for information on financial assistance.
South & East Austin, Caldwell, Hays, Gonzales and Bastrop County
I am Ashley, I am a wife, mom to Nora and three fur babies. Supporting families and communities have been at the forefront of my career for ten years. Starting in college studying the dynamics of families to spending seven years working in non-profit supporting families all over Texas through fundraising, grant writing, advocacy, and case management.
After having my daughter the call became clear. My aim is to provide families a sense of comfort, confidence, and calm during the first weeks home with baby. I do this by providing support around the five universal postpartum needs:
Inspired by my own postpartum care, I know and value the importance of this sacred and intimate time and I am committed to providing evidence-based information and discreet support. I look forward to supporting you through this beautiful and unique transition.
Bachelors of Science, Family Studies, Lamar University
Emphasis area in birth to adolescent brain development.
Postpartum Doula, Austin Baby Guru
Certified Grant Writer, Austin Community College
Currently Training In:
Breastfeeding Counselor Certification
Postpartum Mood Disorders, Depression & Anxiety
A postpartum doula provides evidenced-based information on things such as infant feeding both breast and bottle, emotional and physical recovery from birth, mother-baby bonding, infant soothing, and basic newborn care.
A postpartum doula is there to help a new family in those first days, weeks or months after bringing home a new baby.
The transition into new parenthood can be vulnerable, and postpartum doulas are experts in emotional support, active listening and encouraging new moms and dads to follow their own instincts. Empathy, a hug or even a good laugh together can do so much for a new parent!
Evidence-Based Information and Support
Postpartum doulas are trained to understand what new babies – and new mothers – truly need. The doula helps with soothing techniques, offers feeding support (breast and bottle), and explains normal newborn behavior.
It’s all hands on deck with a new baby, and postpartum doulas can help the days go by more smoothly by helping with the baby’s laundry, doing the dishes or preparing simple, nourishing meals.
Partner and Sibling Support
A new baby means transition for everyone, including parents, grandparents and little brothers and sisters. Postpartum doulas understand what everyone needs, and part of their role is to help the entire family adjust and settle in.
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No photos will be taken or shared of child without written consent from both parents.
Due to the nature of the postpartum role being in the home, I feel it is best to assure all parties feel comfortable in the home prior to babies arrival.