Austin, Tx Usa
Colleen is an Austin native, birth doula and licensed massage therapist. Bodywork and birthwork come naturally to her and she values the strength in strong, purposeful touch. She attended DONA Birth Doula Training in spring 2012 and has been working as a licensed massage therapist since 2010. She passionately works to empower women and their partners to take ownership of their birth experience and uses solid intuition, knowledge of the physiological changes that women experience throughout pregnancy and a variety of relaxation techniques to help alleviate the discomforts of pregnancy and labor. Colleen believes that all women should have judgement-free support through this sacred time in their life and strives to help mommas and their partners navigate the often confusing maze that is modern- day pregnancy and birth. She believes that parents are able to make the best decisions for themselves and their family when provided with evidence based information and the safety to explore their intuition. With a calm, reassuring presence, she supports parents- to- be with a sincere encouragement to ask questions, thoroughly explore all options and most importantly, trust in their own inherent instinct.