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5555 N. Lamar Blvd, Suite C-127
Austin, TX

AustinBorn is the only boutique parenting center in Austin offering classes and services in a judgment-free atmosphere. We offer birth doula care, group prenatal gatherings, postpartum doula care, childbirth education, placenta encapsulation, loss doula care, postpartum support group, breastfeeding support group, lactation counseling, breastfeeding education and special workshops.  Come say hello and check out our cozy space. We can't wait to meet you!

Meet Yaz!

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Meet Yaz!

Austin Born

Yesterday, we got to introduce you to Chelsea. Now let's get to know wonder woman, Yaz! 

Yaz arrived to doulahood by the way of (postnatal) Yoga and her Mexican lineage. As a yoga teacher trainee in the United States, she observed a class where a group of women in the trenches of brand new motherhood would hold each other with sweet solidarity and fierce kindness. In an instant, all the tales of women caring for each other and their babies told by her mother and grandmother back in Mexico were happening in front of her. Even in another country, in another language, it was still sisterhood in the rawest and most empowering form. She was hooked! With that, she became trained and certified by Doula Trainings International. 

Yaz is a lifelong student of Yoga (with a passion for Ayurveda), a lifelong student of birth, of mamahood, of sister/brotherhood. She strives to offer what she honors the most: the space to feel heard, held, supported and loved.

Yaz has experience working alongside women of different cultural backgrounds. She’s doula’d (love this verb) in different settings for a wide diversity of women and families. She loves listening to people’s stories, using her rebozo, her oils for mean foot massages, and her newly acquired belly binding skills.

9 Things We Bet You Didn't Know About Yaz

  • Was born and raised in Mexico City

  • Is part Mexican, part Greek, part American (good food is in her genes, guys!)

  • Has been a vegetarian for 17 years, but secretly wishes she could eat gyros and tacos al pastor

  • Is hopelessly in love with the 90’s (where have all the grungers and Lilith Fairs gone? *sighs*

  • Wants to be a dancer, violinist, and spoken word artist when she grows up

  • Has loved owls and sloths WAY before the hipsters discovered their magic

  • Has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and a Master’s in Education Development

  • Left the life she had built in Mexico, and moved to Austin to marry her best friend. #EpicWin

  • Hates routine but needs it

  • Loves coffee. Coffee doesn’t love her back. True story.

  • Learned to ride a bike in her 30’s (never too late to be humbled by gravity, right?)

  • Loves and fosters sisterly/brotherly bonds with people

  • Has a special interest in working alongside underserved populations

  • Worked with indigenous communities in both the North and South of Mexico, to design and build intercultural learning environments

  • Loves to binge on TED talks (nerd alert!)

  • Loves to photograph glimpses of beauty in unlikely places

  • Sings in the shower and on her way to births pretty much always

  • Loves to hug, but has total respect for non-huggers (however, if you are a hugger and see Yaz, make her day and hug away!)