Category Archive: Austin Doulas

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 2

Leia Downs - Tier 2

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 3

colleen mikeska - Tier 3

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 […]

Rachel Nehme – Tier 2

Rachel Nehme - Tier 2

Rachel Nehme is a DONA trained birth doula practicing since 2012. 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 the world share in their journey […]

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 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 […]