Category Archive: Austin Doulas

Kyla Krug-Meadows – Tier 1

Kyla Krug-Meadows - Tier 1

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

Leia Downs - Tier 3

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 […]

colleen mikeska – Tier 4

colleen mikeska - Tier 4

An Austin native, Colleen passionately works to empower women and their partners to take ownership of their birth experience. She attended her DONA birth doula training in spring 2012 and has been working as a licensed massage therapist since 2010. Specializing in prenatal massage, Colleen uses her solid intuition, knowledge of the physiological changes that […]

elizabeth mangum sarach – Tier 6 and executive director/owner

elizabeth mangum sarach - Tier 6 and executive director/owner

  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 and PostPartum Doula

Sarah Jones - Tier 3 and PostPartum Doula

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 […]

alexa plunkett walter – Tier 4 and PostPartum Doula

alexa plunkett walter - Tier 4 and PostPartum Doula

Alexa Plunkett Walter strives to create an environment of positive energy, patience, and peace for laboring mothers and co-parents. She became a birth and postpartum doula after teaching in Montessori and traditional schools around the U.S., Costa Rica, and Japan. She provides parents with calm, caring assistance and information to support their birth experiences.  Alexa […]