Category Archive: Austin Doulas

Andrea Aguilera – Director of Doula Services (ATX), Tier 1, and Postpartum Doula

Andrea Aguilera - Director of Doula Services (ATX), Tier 1, and Postpartum Doula

Andrea was raised in Savannah, GA but has spent the last decade on the west coast, where she finally found her calling as a massage therapist and doula. Working with her hands and putting people at ease has always come naturally to her. Since the age of 11, steady baby-sitting and nanny work has filled […]

Alexandra Oliver – Tier 1 and postpartum doula

Alexandra Oliver - Tier 1 and postpartum doula

Alexandra is excited to begin her doula path in Austin, a beautiful city with such a warm and inviting birthing community. She was born and bred in northern California where her parents ran a school for the Alexander Technique.  She trained in the technique her whole life and has found that the fundamental teachings of […]

Kyla Krug-Meadows – Tier 1and postpartum doula

Kyla Krug-Meadows - Tier 1and postpartum doula

Kyla Krug-Meadows has always been a caregiver.  Since 2001 she has worked in various roles offering childcare in her community and since 2013 as a birth and postpartum doula. She is eager to share in the transformative months of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum time with the women and families of Austin as she moves forward […]

Kisha Mungkornpanich – Tier 2 and Postpartum Doula

Kisha Mungkornpanich - Tier 2 and Postpartum Doula

Kisha comes from a yoga and meditation background which she applies to pregnancy, birth and the postpartum transition into motherhood. She honors the woman in each moment of this journey as well as the creation of mothers, fathers and siblings. Her work as a doula supports the entire family by being a calm presence and […]

Leia Downs – Tier 3 and postpartum doula

Leia Downs - Tier 3 and postpartum doula

Leia Downs, CD(DONA) is very excited to join the Birth Focus team as a Labor Support Doula.  She completed DONA doula training in February of 2014 and was certified as a Labor Support Doula via DONA International in June 2014.  Leia feels there is no higher honor than to be invited into a family’s birth […]

elizabeth mangum sarach – Executive director/Owner and Tier 6 Doula (on maternity leave)

elizabeth mangum sarach - Executive director/Owner and Tier 6 Doula (on maternity leave)

  Elizabeth Mangum-Sarach moved to Austin in August 2012, from New York City, and is grateful to offer labor and postpartum doula support to women and families in Austin.  She facilitates the Birthing Warriors: Facing Fear Head On! and the “Freedom to Birth” Childbirth Preparation.  After training in Yoga Nidra for relaxation in pregnancy and […]

Sarah Jones – Tier 3, PostPartum Doula, and Placenta Preparer

Sarah Jones - Tier 3, PostPartum Doula, and Placenta Preparer

After her own birthing experiences, Sarah naturally became more interested in women’s health and birth work. She became a doula to help women to feel empowered by their birth experiences and to nurture and LOVE women and their families through the postpartum period, guiding them to unearth the confidence within themselves to create the foundation […]

Jessica Collins – Tier 3 and PostPartum Doula

Jessica Collins - Tier 3 and PostPartum Doula

Jessica Collins has always been drawn to the amazing process of pregnancy and childbirth. Her previous roles as a preschool teacher, nanny, and massage therapist, as well as her continuing role as a mother, have allowed her to practice compassionate care, nurturing support, and gentle guidance. Since her labor support doula training in December 2012 with […]