"The parenting journey is such a short season in a person’s life, yet one of the most profound. Our intention is to offer evidence based information, professional non-judgmental support and a peaceful presence so that you may allow yourself to “let go” and be fully present in your experience"

Chiminh Ashton

Owner / Doula


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

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About Chiminh

In 2000, owner of Doulas of Austin, Chiminh Ashton began her career doing her hearts work as a maternity nurse. With a desire to care for mothers, babies and families, it was a dream come true.

Over the years while enjoying her work immensely Chiminh longed for a deeper connection with the families she was serving.

“There were so many times that I saw or felt my patients needed more; more time, more comfort, more explanation, more support, more connection, but unfortunately my “to do” list of nursing tasks kept me from fully fulfilling those needs.”

It was this desire that led Chiminh to become a doula. Through her transition into doula work, she has been given the ability to shift from “do”-ing to “be”-ing. Being available. Being supportive. Being present.

With a respect of science and medicine coupled with the softer side of compassionate doula care, Chiminh is elevating the standards of doula care in Austin.


Testimonials


"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

Featured Articles


 

May 2016 Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month

The challenges that come with motherhood are plenty and there are things we can all relate to amongst a room full of new moms, but there are also the things that too often go unspoken Read the full article…

 

Doulas of Austin | Your journey. Your guide.

Metaphorically speaking, how many times in your life have you had to climb a mountain—physically, mentally, or otherwise? A Mt. Everest; a task or challenge so intimidating and overwhelming that it forced you to question Read the full article…

 

Terrified of Tearing? How to Protect the Perineum During Childbirth

You may have heard the word perineum before but more commonly this area is known as your pelvic floor. It is made up of two layers of interwoven muscles. The perineum is the area between Read the full article…