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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!

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 | Certified Lactation Counselor | 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 | Certified Lactation Counselor | 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. 

 
Jacquline 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. 

Jacquline 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. 

Yaz Costopoulos Birth Doula | Postpartum & Newborn Specialist | Educator 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

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.

Juanita Sawyer Postpartum & Newborn Specialist | Educator Juanita is a birth and postpartum doula committed to providing families with personalized, non-judgmental, compassionate care during what is one of life’s greatest transitions. She sees birth and the early days of parenthood as a time for a rally of loving, knowing individuals to gather around and bolster new families into finding their way.  As a long time caregiver, Juanita found her way to doula work through years of work in nutrition, education and family support. The common denominator that came in to her view during those years of work was the value of instilling confidence and community connections for all families and how the roots of that can be established in the time around birth. She is pleased to walk with families through those early, tender, connective moments.  Juanita is DONA trained as a birth doula and has trained with Austin Baby Guru as a postpartum doula. She sees herself as a vessel for validation, genuine listening and plentiful resources for parents expecting, in birth, and postpartum.

Juanita Sawyer

Postpartum & Newborn Specialist | Educator

Juanita is a birth and postpartum doula committed to providing families with personalized, non-judgmental, compassionate care during what is one of life’s greatest transitions. She sees birth and the early days of parenthood as a time for a rally of loving, knowing individuals to gather around and bolster new families into finding their way. 


As a long time caregiver, Juanita found her way to doula work through years of work in nutrition, education and family support. The common denominator that came in to her view during those years of work was the value of instilling confidence and community connections for all families and how the roots of that can be established in the time around birth. She is pleased to walk with families through those early, tender, connective moments. 


Juanita is DONA trained as a birth doula and has trained with Austin Baby Guru as a postpartum doula. She sees herself as a vessel for validation, genuine listening and plentiful resources for parents expecting, in birth, and postpartum.