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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!

Birth Doulas

Jami Yaeger Owner | Birth Doula | Postpartum & Newborn Specialist | CLEC Jami is a birth and human rights advocate, who respects the fierce vulnerability and power in creating, welcoming, and nourishing every stage of a family.  She is a certified birth and postpartum doula through Doula Trainings International (DTI)  and received her Lactation Educator Counselor credential from the University of California San Diego. Jami's  goal of supporting a thriving village extends beyond AustinBorn. She is an active member of her local doula and birth communities, and holds memberships with the Central Texas Breastfeeding Coalition and the Austin Young Women's Alliance, and is the former Secretary of the Central Texas Doula Association.  She resides in TX Hill Country with her husband and son. Her roots began in the hills of West Virginia, her branches spread through Pennsylvania, Florida, California, and North Carolina, and she continues to blossom in Texas.  

Jami Yaeger

Owner | Birth Doula | Postpartum & Newborn Specialist | CLEC

Jami is a birth and human rights advocate, who respects the fierce vulnerability and power in creating, welcoming, and nourishing every stage of a family.  She is a certified birth and postpartum doula through Doula Trainings International (DTI)  and received her Lactation Educator Counselor credential from the University of California San Diego.

Jami's  goal of supporting a thriving village extends beyond AustinBorn. She is an active member of her local doula and birth communities, and holds memberships with the Central Texas Breastfeeding Coalition and the Austin Young Women's Alliance, and is the former Secretary of the Central Texas Doula Association. 

She resides in TX Hill Country with her husband and son. Her roots began in the hills of West Virginia, her branches spread through Pennsylvania, Florida, California, and North Carolina, and she continues to blossom in Texas.

 

Kim Borchert Birth Doula | Postpartum & Newborn Specialist Educator Kim's journey to supporting mamas began in 2002 when she was pregnant with her first child. She is now the mother to 6 children and in her experiences, has had a wide variety of labors and births. Her first child was born via cesarean birth and her other 5 were home birth after cesarean (HBAC). Because of her experiences, she has a special passion for helping women who have had a cesarean birth and want to achieve their goal of a vaginal birth (VBAC). Kim also has experience dealing with the loss of a child and subsequent births. Her oldest daughter passed away when she was 8 months old. She understands what it means to grieve while pregnant, the fear and anxiety that comes with subsequent pregnancies and birth, and the various emotions associated with these special births.  Kim believes every birth is unique. She certified with DTI (Doula Trainings International) to become a doula because she wants women to have the information and support necessary to make the best decisions for their birth, whatever that may be. She believes every family deserves someone supporting them, judgement free and that her job is to educate, advocate, and inform. 

Kim Borchert

Birth Doula | Postpartum & Newborn Specialist Educator

Kim's journey to supporting mamas began in 2002 when she was pregnant with her first child. She is now the mother to 6 children and in her experiences, has had a wide variety of labors and births. Her first child was born via cesarean birth and her other 5 were home birth after cesarean (HBAC). Because of her experiences, she has a special passion for helping women who have had a cesarean birth and want to achieve their goal of a vaginal birth (VBAC).

Kim also has experience dealing with the loss of a child and subsequent births. Her oldest daughter passed away when she was 8 months old. She understands what it means to grieve while pregnant, the fear and anxiety that comes with subsequent pregnancies and birth, and the various emotions associated with these special births. 

Kim believes every birth is unique. She certified with DTI (Doula Trainings International) to become a doula because she wants women to have the information and support necessary to make the best decisions for their birth, whatever that may be. She believes every family deserves someone supporting them, judgement free and that her job is to educate, advocate, and inform. 

Chelsea Greenwald Birth Doula | Postpartum & Newborn Specialist CLC | Educator As a mother, Chelsea is acutely aware of how absolutely challenging and empowering birth and motherhood can be. After the birth of her second child in 2007, Chelsea felt the need to help other mothers during these amazing transitions. Her goal is to support birthing individuals and their partners with whatever will help them achieve the birth they want. Whether home, birth center or hospital; unmedicated, epidural or cesarean birth. Chelsea wants you to have choices, be educated and feel supported and empowered in whatever choices you make.  Chelsea also volunteers with the Pregnancy & Postpartum Health Alliance of TX (PPHA) and Giving Austin Labor Support (GALS). She trained with DONA (Doulas of North America) and holds certification through DTI (Doula Trainings International). Chelsea has further specialization in prenatal and postnatal yoga, breastfeeding support, infant massage, CPR, cloth diapering and baby wearing. 

Chelsea Greenwald

Birth Doula | Postpartum & Newborn Specialist CLC | Educator

As a mother, Chelsea is acutely aware of how absolutely challenging and empowering birth and motherhood can be. After the birth of her second child in 2007, Chelsea felt the need to help other mothers during these amazing transitions.

Her goal is to support birthing individuals and their partners with whatever will help them achieve the birth they want. Whether home, birth center or hospital; unmedicated, epidural or cesarean birth. Chelsea wants you to have choices, be educated and feel supported and empowered in whatever choices you make. 

Chelsea also volunteers with the Pregnancy & Postpartum Health Alliance of TX (PPHA) and Giving Austin Labor Support (GALS). She trained with DONA (Doulas of North America) and holds certification through DTI (Doula Trainings International). Chelsea has further specialization in prenatal and postnatal yoga, breastfeeding support, infant massage, CPR, cloth diapering and baby wearing. 

 
Jacqueline Chandler Birth Doula | Postpartum & Newborn Specialist | Educator Jacqueline can't think of a time when she wasn't passionate about reproductive health, and after the birth of her son in 2014, she decided to follow her heart and become a birth and postpartum doula. In her previous life, she had dreams of becoming a Foreign Service Officer with the State Department, but the thought of being too far away from breakfast tacos and family made her rethink that decision.  Working for over ten years full-time outside the home, and making the transition back to office life after only ten weeks off postpartum, has shaped her outlook on life pre- and post-birth and has provided her with a unique vantage point from which to serve families. Jacqueline believes it is a basic human right to birth the way one chooses and have access to all the information one needs to make informed choices.  Jacqueline trained through Doula Trainings International (DTI), is a volunteer in the newborn nursery at St. David's Medical Center, and is a member of the Central Texas Doula Association. She feels fortunate to be a part of such a wonderful community at AustinBorn and looks forward to supporting families on life's most exciting journey. 

Jacqueline Chandler

Birth Doula | Postpartum & Newborn Specialist | Educator

Jacqueline can't think of a time when she wasn't passionate about reproductive health, and after the birth of her son in 2014, she decided to follow her heart and become a birth and postpartum doula. In her previous life, she had dreams of becoming a Foreign Service Officer with the State Department, but the thought of being too far away from breakfast tacos and family made her rethink that decision. 

Working for over ten years full-time outside the home, and making the transition back to office life after only ten weeks off postpartum, has shaped her outlook on life pre- and post-birth and has provided her with a unique vantage point from which to serve families. Jacqueline believes it is a basic human right to birth the way one chooses and have access to all the information one needs to make informed choices. 

Jacqueline trained through Doula Trainings International (DTI), is a volunteer in the newborn nursery at St. David's Medical Center, and is a member of the Central Texas Doula Association. She feels fortunate to be a part of such a wonderful community at AustinBorn and looks forward to supporting families on life's most exciting journey. 

Jessica Rhoads Birth Doula | Postpartum & Newborn Specialist | Placenta Specialist | CLEC Jessie is a Birth and Postpartum Doula, Placenta Specialist, Lactation Educator & Counselor, and Student Midwife.  After the birth of her first daughter, she felt an internal pull towards being a Doula and walking alongside women during their journey into parenthood. She was captivated by a profession that empowers mothers to find their own voice and make informed decisions during childbirth. She believes that prenatal education, a supportive team and knowing your options are the building blocks to a positive birth experience. Jessie’s training and education includes extensive breast feeding support, baby wearing education, birth planning, comfort measures for labor, placenta encapsulation, using herbs and oils during the childbearing year, as well as many others in her midwifery education and training. To date, Jessie has attended over 100 births and has caught over 20 babies.  Jessie is a mom of two lovely daughters. She had a peaceful home water birth of her second baby surrounded by so much love. She is currently on the path to have a more active role in supporting women’s brith choices and is enrolled in Midwifery school. On days off, she adores spending time chasing her barefoot kiddos, volunteering at her daughters school, dancing to live music, traveling, family dinners around the table, connecting to mother nature outside, and absorbing all things natural living, birth, and the creation of community, support, and empowerment of women from all walks of life. 

Jessica Rhoads

Birth Doula | Postpartum & Newborn Specialist | Placenta Specialist | CLEC

Jessie is a Birth and Postpartum Doula, Placenta Specialist, Lactation Educator & Counselor, and Student Midwife.  After the birth of her first daughter, she felt an internal pull towards being a Doula and walking alongside women during their journey into parenthood. She was captivated by a profession that empowers mothers to find their own voice and make informed decisions during childbirth. She believes that prenatal education, a supportive team and knowing your options are the building blocks to a positive birth experience. Jessie’s training and education includes extensive breast feeding support, baby wearing education, birth planning, comfort measures for labor, placenta encapsulation, using herbs and oils during the childbearing year, as well as many others in her midwifery education and training. To date, Jessie has attended over 100 births and has caught over 20 babies. 

Jessie is a mom of two lovely daughters. She had a peaceful home water birth of her second baby surrounded by so much love. She is currently on the path to have a more active role in supporting women’s brith choices and is enrolled in Midwifery school. On days off, she adores spending time chasing her barefoot kiddos, volunteering at her daughters school, dancing to live music, traveling, family dinners around the table, connecting to mother nature outside, and absorbing all things natural living, birth, and the creation of community, support, and empowerment of women from all walks of life. 

Yaz Costopoulos Birth Doula | Postpartum & Newborn Specialist | Educator *On Maternity Leave* Yaz arrived to doulahood by way of (postnatal) Yoga and her Mexican lineage. As a yoga teacher trainee 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 littles told by her mother and grandmother were happening in front of her. In another country, in another language. It showed Yaz that sisterhood can exist in the rawest and most empowering forms no matter where you are. She is certified as a birth and postpartum doula through DTI (Doula Trainings International) and has additional specializations in belly binding and rebozo.  Yaz is a lifelong student of Yoga (with a passion for Ayurveda), a lifelong student of birth, of mamahood, of sister and 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 has doula’d 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.

Yaz Costopoulos

Birth Doula | Postpartum & Newborn Specialist | Educator

*On Maternity Leave*

Yaz arrived to doulahood by way of (postnatal) Yoga and her Mexican lineage. As a yoga teacher trainee 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 littles told by her mother and grandmother were happening in front of her. In another country, in another language. It showed Yaz that sisterhood can exist in the rawest and most empowering forms no matter where you are.

She is certified as a birth and postpartum doula through DTI (Doula Trainings International) and has additional specializations in belly binding and rebozo. 

Yaz is a lifelong student of Yoga (with a passion for Ayurveda), a lifelong student of birth, of mamahood, of sister and 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 has doula’d 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.