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 your very ability to prevail? Life is like that, and we all on multiple occasions, are called upon to face our own personal Mt. Everests.

For a woman, childbirth-bringing a new life into the world, and early parenting is such a mountain.

It is a time when she must gather all her strength and depend on those around her for guidance and support. Knowing where to turn for that guidance during this momentous time can help ease the transitions ahead.

Climbers of Mt. Everest face similar circumstances. In fact, they face issues of life and death! For them, having a Sherpa to accompany them on their journey is considered indispensable.

A Sherpa is someone with great inner strength that is confident, empathetic, experienced and knowledgeable-someone well versed in communication skills and risk management. Someone to guide and advise them up the mountain, step by step, and someone they can lean on when challenges arise.

When it comes to childbirth and the postpartum period, a doula is the mountaineering Sherpa’s counterpart.

The mountain is tall, the goal is ever as important and the rewards as great.

At Doulas of Austin, we see ourselves as your guide.

Through our presence, our expertise, and our experience, we will provide you with the peace of mind you need to focus on the task at hand and to breathe in the magic and beauty of your child’s birth and early days—moments you will forever cherish.

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