I am Allison Coleman. I own and operate Austin Baby Guru. I am a mom to four great kids, all older now. I was led to this work having had severe postpartum depression after one of my pregnancies. I know that new moms can become lost in the lack of sleep, struggles with breastfeeding, and 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.
I am certified as a doula 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. Starting in 2015, I will be Vice President of The Central Texas Doula Association.