Our doulas are specially trained to support your family through the transition of bringing a new baby into your home.
Austin Baby Guru is known for providing families with skilled and caring support after the arrival of a new baby.
You and your baby are our priority. We are dedicated to working exclusively with your family while in your home. Austin Baby Guru’s doulas are not on-call for birth clients during their postpartum care hours.
All of the doulas chosen to work with Austin Baby Guru have a background in supporting growing families.
ABG doulas go through the training offered by Austin Baby Guru. This covers infant development, infant care, infant CPR, safe car seat usage, safe sleep and SIDS risk reduction, baby proofing, breastfeeding support and physiology, support of families in the newborn phase, identifying and supporting mothers with postpartum depression, standards of practice and ethics for our field, and baby wearing.
Together, we have provided postpartum doula services and parenting classes to hundreds of families in the Austin area since 1998.
I am Allison Coleman. Not only do I own and operate Austin Baby Guru, but I am also a mom to four great kids who are all older now. I was led to this work having had severe postpartum depression after the birth of one of my children. Therefore I know that while there is great joy that comes with a new baby, new moms can also feel lost to the lack of sleep, struggles with breastfeeding, and the responsibilities of having a baby.
Partners and family members may not know how to best support mom while they, too, are going through the adjustments of having a new baby in the family. I believe that parents can have an easier and happier start with support. I have been blessed to be able to offer this support in a variety of ways since 1998.
I feel strongly that it is our role as doulas to work ourselves out of a job. We do this by supporting and educating families until they feel confident in their own parenting. I am happy to say that all of the doulas who work with me love their work. We all love watching families grow together. This love shows in our work and in the feedback we get from our families.
As a doula, I am certified with Childbirth International and further educated in postpartum doula support with MaternityWise and as a breastfeeding educator with the Texas Department of Health. I am a certified CPR instructor, teaching with The American Heart Association. I have served twice as Vice President of The Central Texas Doula Association.