"The mission of Doulas of Austin is to bridge the gap between clinical care and human care, to work collaboratively with medical providers to provide the compassionate evidence-based care that clients deserve, and to help new families find ease in their birth experience and adjustment to early parenting."

Chiminh Ashton

Owner / RN / Certified Doula


Doulas of Austin provides families with pre and postnatal support through professional, personalized education and doula support.

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"Chiminh is extremely knowledgeable with her additional experience of being a nurse. Hiring a doula is definitely an investment and in my opinion, one of the best investments that we’ve made." - Cory, birth client husband
"We met with Chiminh for a meet and greet and we knew we could stop looking there. We loved her caring and compassionate nature. She is flexible, open minded and non-judgmental. It is obvious that she does this work from her heart and we are so blessed to have found her." - Ming-Lee, postpartum client
"Chiminh was a calming presence who brought wisdom and knowledge as we prepared for a new and at times intimidating experience. She gave me confidence in myself, which allowed me to do just what I needed to when the time came." - Erika, birth and postpartum client

Meet the Owner

Photo credit Jennifer Najvar Photography

Hi, I'm Chiminh Ashton. In 2000, I began my career doing my heart's work as a Registered Nurse on a Labor and Delivery/Postpartum unit.

Over the years, I have worked in maternity in just about every capacity – including as a Professor of an RN-BSN program after earning my Master's degree in Nursing.

I eventually came to realize from working so intimately with new families, that there was an enormous need for better preparation for birth and early parenting.

Starting Doulas of Austin has allowed my team and I to focus on the emotional and psychological components of birth and postpartum in hopes of achieving better outcomes for women and their families.

With a respect of science and medicine coupled with the softer side of compassionate doula care, I'm confident that we are elevating the standard of doula care in Austin.

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