Evidence Based Sources

Local Resources:

My Childbirth Classes/Workshops

My favorite books to prepare for birth/postpartum/parenting

  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, Ina May Gaskin
  • The Birth Partner, Penny Simkin
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn, Penny Simkin
  • The Birth Book, William and Martha Sears
  • The Baby Book, William and Martha Sears
  • And Baby Makes Three, John and Julie Gottman


Postpartum Support Groups- always check status first! Some are offered in person, some virtual; some have a cost, others are free.

New Mama Happy Hour is my FREE support group for expectant and new moms. We meet in person at Austin Doula Care the first Wednesday of every month from 11am-12:30pm. All other weeks we meet virtually on Zoom 11am-12:30pm. Please contact me directly for the Zoom invite or more info.

Any Baby Can

Austin Doula Care

Mama Bloom Support Group

Mother’s Unfolding

Bosom Buddies (BF support group)

Mamas for Mamas

New Moms Circle

South Austin Moms Walking Group

General Information Regarding Postpartum Depression/Mood disorders:

Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas– local


Breastfeeding Support/Information 800-514-6667 (MOMS) (Postpartum doulas offer breastfeeding education and support)