Category Archive: Austin Doulas

colleen mikeska – Tier 2

colleen mikeska - Tier 2

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 […]

Josselin Sanroman – Tier 2

Josselin Sanroman - Tier 2

Josselin, or Joss, loves being a woman. She believes every woman has a special way of discovering and empowering her being. She believes it is her privilege as a woman to be united and to share knowledge; but most importantly, to share the wisdom of our bodies.  Joss knows that every woman will find her […]

Karla Rodriguez – Tier 2

Karla Rodriguez - Tier 2

Karla Rodriguez is a birth doula, pursuing her certification through DONA international, with a passion for guiding expecting parents through their journey of pregnancy, labor, and birth. Karla is fluent in Spanish and is currently pursuing a degree in French. She hopes one day to continue her education and become a Certified Nurse Midwife, using […]

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 doula support, private childbirth education services, and Birthing Warrior and Yoga Nidra workshops. Since 2004, Elizabeth has attended 140+ births of all varieties (ranging from catching a baby at an unexpected home birth to attending to […]

Rachel Nehme – Tier 2

Rachel Nehme - Tier 2

**Rachel is currently on maternity leave.** Rachel Nehme is a DONA trained birth doula working towards certification. Rachel was born and raised in New York City, graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and has lived in East Africa, Australia, and Europe. These unique experiences allowed Rachel to observe a common thread women all over […]

Sarah Jones – Tier 3 and PostPartum Doula

Sarah Jones - Tier 3 and PostPartum Doula

Sarah Jones is a loving mother of three with 14 years of experience in providing child care for infants to teenagers and fostering enlightening and informative relationships with the families.  She attended the DONA Doula Training Program in May of 2012, where she was further inspired to continue her journey to become a labor support doula.  She […]

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 3 and PostPartum Doula

alexa plunkett walter - Tier 3 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 […]

ruth phy – tier 5 and postpartum doula

ruth phy - tier 5 and postpartum doula

Ruth is a postpartum doula and labor support doula trained through DONA International.  She has been a birth advocate since 2008.  She works very closely with ICAN of Austin and the South Austin Pregnancy Resource Center as a volunteer doula and is thrilled to be joining BirthFocus as our first postpartum doula!  She is a mother of two and […]