Doula Support

We provide birth and postpartum doula support to new mothers and their partners in the Austin, Texas area.

Our goal is to provide expectant parents with the knowledge and guidance they need to plan the birth experience they want, free from judgment and negativity. We offer the highest level of emotional and physical support to bring your birth vision to fruition from the time leading up to your due date, through your labor, and after your delivery

We provide evidence based information on things such as infant feeding, emotional and physical recovery from birth, mother–baby bonding, infant soothing, and basic newborn care. We are there to help new families for days and weeks after bringing a new baby home and support the whole family to provide an easy transition.

Birth Doula package

2 prenatal visits in our office
Assistance in birth plan creation
Training in relaxation and visualization techniques
Access to a library of books, handouts, and educational materials
On-call availability 24/7
Continuous, uninterrupted support during labor, delivery, and 2 hours immediately postpartum
Postpartum email and phone support for 2 weeks *
Access to private Facebook Support Group
15 minute phone lactation consult with an IBCLC
1 hour postpartum visit in your home
1 in-home breastfeeding class with IBCLC

* During office hours Monday - Friday 7AM - 7PM, Saturday - Sunday 10AM - 2PM

Optional Add-ons

"Tuck-in" service is provided by a Stork RN or Doula. This service provides ease to new parents on their first evening home with their new addition.

  • Up to two hours visit the evening of or following delivery
  • Checks nursery and recommends provisions for safe sleep
  • Answers questions you may have to ease any concerns or worries
  • Assist with breastfeeding if needed
  • Meal delivered to your home by request (additional fee)
  • Makes sure mother has everything she needs at bedside before sleep
  • Puts fresh sheets on your bed and aromatherapy spritz by request

Overnight Nurse

Our overnight Registered Nurse can be arranged to spend the night to ease the mind of any expecting or new parent. Whether you want your night nurse to be there as an extra set of hands, or to take care of the baby to allow you to get the rest you need, Stork can accommodate all needs.

Doula statistics

  • 60% decrease in epidural use
  • 50% decrease in Cesarean
  • 40% decrease in need for forceps
  • 30% decrease need for pain medication
  • 25% decrease in length of labor

Our Doulas...

  • Recognize birth as an experience you will always remember
  • Understand the physiology of birth to provide physical comfort measures
  • Assist in the creation a birth plan
  • Support your emotional needs during labor
  • Provide objective information to help you make informed decisions during labor
  • Help and support your partner to become an active member of the birth experience
  • Facilitate open communication between a mother, her partner and the care provider
  • Perceive their role as nurturing and protecting how the mother views her birth experience