Succulent Birth Doula Services

Succulent Birth Doula Services

Succulent Birth Doula Services aims to nurture women through a comfortable, enlightened and confident childbearing year. The physical, emotional and informational support of a calm, experienced doula during childbirth will benefit you and your family greatly.

You will have less unwanted interventions and a more positively connected recollection of your birth if a doula supports you! Research supports what we as women have known throughout the ages, that women supporting women in childbirth is a natural and necessary occurrence!

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Did your body go somewhere? 08/19/2019

Austin Birth Awards

The Austin Birth Awards are seeking your nominations this month! Partners in Parenting is so excited to be hosting this event this year. We feel committed to recognizing the birth community for all they do here in Austin. Thank you for nominating your favorites.


I'm excited to announce:


🤱🤱Thank you Mothers for all your loving time spent nourishing the future!🤱🏾🤱🏿

Just a fun fact. 🤱#worldbreastfeedingweek

Read more here:


🌿I want every person I know to have access to childbirth education since my life was hugely impacted by the Bradley Method course we took during pregnancy 13 years ago.

In that spirit, I'm offering sliding scale sessions in August & September. Please share this with your friends and family who are looking for affordable, comprehensive childbirth ed in Austin. 07/25/2019

Breastmilk offers lifelong health benefits. Let's promote it better | Kristin Lawless

🤱🤱🏻🤱🏼🤱🏽🤱🏾🤱🏿 Mother’s milk has many well-established advantages over infant formula but it also boosts the immune system and may prepare babies to prefer a healthy diet


No matter where you are in planning for a birth, let me help! Message me today to reserve an in-home, four hour childbirth education session for $150!

My wife and I planning for baby #2: “Do we even need to get new diapers or can she just wear the ones that the first one wore?” 🤔
#secondbaby #secondbabystuff #newbornbaby #newbaby #babynumber2 #babystuff #parentlife #pregnancy #pregnancylife #secondchild #parentingmemes #parentinghumor


Dope women needs dope shirts! Please help a strong, community-minded woman of color become a midwife by buying a shirt that you love!

I started created shirts as a way to speak truth without having to talk but they sparked discussions when I wore them 😂😂😂. But I also created shirts to support my journey into my full time midwifery educational training and take care of my daughter as a single mom. It’s been a while and I just wanted to remind you shirts are still available by clicking on the link in my bio. As my community I still need your support to get through my final year. The estimated end date of my training is summer 2020. We’re already half way through this year and before you know it we’ll be in 2020. Bc this training demands a lot I don’t have the time and means to do workshops or offer my doula services. So please take the moment to check my page and see if you would like to support me by purchasing a shirt at Share/repost or even tag a friend who you think that would love support in helping a Black woman become a midwife. Or if you’ve purchased a shirt already please take the time to post a pic and tag me and let everyone know where they can get a shirt in the caption. You can also donate directly at my Venmo - Barbara-Verneus. Thank you again for all those who supported me and continue to support me. #DopeMomsNeedDopeMoms and we need more Black Midwives. 06/24/2019

Top 10 Best Birthing Classes in Austin, TX - Last Updated June 2019 - Yelp

🤗I feel great about being included in the Top 10 "Best Birthing Classes" in Austin by Yelp!

Thanks y'all! 🙌 Reviews on Birthing Classes in Austin, TX - ATX Doulas, Austin Childbirth, Austin Born, Swaddled Prepared Childbirth, Empowered Birth Austin, Austin Baby Guru, Austin Area Birthing Center, Nurture, Succulent Birth Doula Services


Upright & Mobile with great support!

Totally love this beautiful artwork by @HollyPriddis for a project with Birth Internationaldemonstrating different ways to be active, comfortable and work with your body during labour. 06/17/2019

It's science: Why your baby stops crying when you stand up

🤓🤓🤓 A fascinating study explains why.


I'm booking classes for August and September births in the Austin area. Most sessions are held on Saturdays or Sundays or according to your schedule. Let me know if I can help you or someone you know have a family-centered birth. 🤰🏾💐🤰🏻💐🤰🏼


This pug is having the full range of feels about the new baby! LOVE!

When it finally sinks in that you're no longer an only child...

[05/13/19]   To the one hundred and one babies whose Mother's have allowed me to witness their births! Thank you and Happy Mother's Day! 04/24/2019

Travis County Program Sends Nurses to Mothers Weeks After Childbirth

Did you have a professional visit your home after your baby was born---midwife, lactation consultant, nurse, postpartum doula? How did that impact your family? Plan on helping 1,200 families in first year.


Bindi Irwin

Sweet Papas are the best!!

Every time I watch this clip my heart overflows with emotion. The people that we love are always with us. Love lives on no matter what and I think that is the most beautiful thing about our existence.💛🙏🏼 Thank you, Dad, this moment captured on camera made my whole life. I love you so much.

Video by: Australian Story


Our toddlers especially evoke the "be careful" response in us! These suggestions impress upon them that we trust them to navigate the world and that we are their loving helpers. 02/28/2019

Mysite | About

🤰🏾🤱🏻Open Arms Birthing and Wellness Center is founded on a simple belief that all people, regardless of their race, gender, ability to pay deserve the quality care that the midwifery model of care provides. 501 c 3 non profit organization! I know who I'm nominating as the next 100 Women Who Care recipient! 👨🏻‍👩🏻‍👧🏻‍👧🏻👩‍👧‍👦 About


Say Whhaaaat? Now that's some good news!


[01/17/19]   I just read a phenomenal birth story of our family friends who just had their 6th child! Ugly crying over all the beauty of her telling of the hospital-based midwife assisted birth. Viva la Midwife! #strongfamilies #howmanykidsdidyousay #midwives #familycenteredbirth 01/05/2019

Winners of 2018 Birth Photography Contest Celebrate Magic Moments of Childbirth

Did you have a photographer at your birth!? Each winning images shares the beauty of birth with the world.


Book by 12/31/2018 to receive $40 off your class! I will be happy to schedule you for your 2019 class as soon as possible! $110 for a limited time.

Text today! 512-799-0236 📲

Payment is made by PayPal, Venmo, cash or check at the time of booking. Available most weekend days with evening flexibility.

Check out my Yelp reviews to hear what others have to say about the in-home class I offer!

Kimberly says, "De'Andrea was an amazing teacher - compassionate, straight forward, patient and detailed."

Claire says, "We were hoping for a birth with minimal intervention and her teachings were so crucial to my ability to labor at home for 6 hours and stay calm and collected at the hospital."

❄️There's no better gift you can give yourself than a comprehensive and comfortable class that will ultimately prepare you for your birth, your way.

#familycenteredbirth #austinbirth #atxchildbirth #unmedicatedbirth #austinhomebirth #austinhospitalbirth #peacefulbirth


I have openings for in-home childbirth ed in January which is perfect for families who are 20-30 weeks pregnant now!

Be in touch today to hold your spot! 512-799-0236

#childbirthed #austin #naturalchildbirth #homebirth #hospitalbirth


Romper's Doula Diaries

Labor is a day-long commitment (or more as some of you know) with no clocking out. This connected, prepared family had a beautiful home birth with help from their midwife team and doula. #austinhomebirth #militaryhomebirth #studentmidwife

This first-time mom wants to have a home birth, but is she ready? Watch how a doula supports this mom who's determined to have a home birth:


Kids Meet

😂🤣😃This is the best thing on the internet today! "Do they donate the blood?" LOL!!! #ageappropriatesexeducation

Would talking to a gynecologist about their work make you a little uncomfortable? See how the #HiHoKids handle it in this episode of #KidsMeet! 👩‍⚕️ 11/16/2018

Forget flowers and chocolate. Here are 36 meaningful gifts every new mom will treasure.

I'm loving this list! From free to fancy, check out these heartfelt ideas. #newmom #grateful #givingseason If you want to make a new mom feel special, skip the flowers and give her one of these meaningful new mom gifts that will stand the test of time. Bonus: These gifts for new moms are actually for her--NOT for the baby.


I'd love to help you get the info you need to prepare for your birth! #childbirthed #austin #naturalchildbirth #homebirth #hospitalbirth #austinbaby #borninaustin #texan

[11/04/18]   🤗Austin friends! Please rave about your MIDWIFE below! I know a few folks who are looking for glowing reviews! 10/04/2018

Pain Relieving Pressure Points for Childbirth

I was doing some review and these pressure points for birth are so good!
#naturalbirth #birthATX #homebirthAustin #relaxation For more pregnancy & childbirth tips, tricks, and support get your copy of Feng Shui Mommy,


ATX Doulas

I was surprised, but also felt validated when looking at some of these numbers! As a busy collective we tend to notice trends across different doctors and practices. Some of these positive, and some...not so much. Hopefully looking at these c-section rates per doctor will be one factor in helping you decide your next OB practice, or make you feel great about your chosen dr., or, at the very least, facilitate a great conversation at your next prenatal visit. Keep in mind, while reading these stats, some doctors take on higher risk clients, and some hospitals have higher level NICU's, so it's natural to see a rise in some people's rates. Because of this, the Amino group actually had this in mind when crunching these numbers, so you'll even see under some names..."Higher than predicted c-section rate" or "lower than predicted."

According to
"This represents the previous two years of non-public insurance claims information. In other words, this doesn't reflect Medicaid patients. Amino adjusts for risk so that "doctors who have higher-risk or sicker patients are not unfairly penalized in [their] analysis."

Again, here's the link:

Center the map around Austin, or your particular hospital, search that area, and click on the drs you would like to know about. Amino also has hospital safety scores and average rates you would pay out of pocket for various gynecological procedures!
HAVE FUN and BE INFORMED! This is your body and your birth!

Summary Chart of top 14 and bottom 14 doctors according to their c-section rates via the Amino group below! You may notice that some of these doctors are also in the same OBGyn groups together.

Top 15:

Mumfrey - 15%
Sebestyen- 17%....lower than the predicted 37%
Reue - 18% lower than predicted...predicted 36%
Weidaw - 20%
Carter - 23%
Breen -24% lower than predicted...predicted 36%
Bushart - 23%
Landherr - 24%...lower than the predicted 33%
McCoin - 24%
Campaigne - 25% ...lower than predicted...predicted 45%
Nix - 25% ...lower than the predicted 34%
Garza - 26%
Hart - 26%
Oliver - 26%
Zinn - 26%

Bottom 14 in order from pretty high c-section rate to highest c section rate.

Seeker - 42%
Uribe - 43%
Askari - 44%....higher than the predicted 34%
Collins - 44%
Mills - 44%
Crumb - 45%.....higher than the predicted 35%
Nunnelly - 45%
Phillips - 48%
Binford - 50%
Prisacaru - 50%
Cowen 52%
Akin - 52%
Grimes 53%
Hemkumar - 57%


I'd love to help you or anyone you know get the education they need to have a family-centered birth! Text or call today! #childbirthed #austin #naturalchildbirth #homebirth #hospitalbirth 03/16/2018

My Third Home WATER BIRTH - Vegan Family

My vegan daughter has exposed me to some YouTube channels on well-being. One of our favorites, Ellen Fisher, has just had a peaceful water birth at her home. My wish is for all birth to be as family centered and full of choice. May anyone birthing today feel strong, wise and supported. We are overwhelmed with love for sweet baby Scout. Thank you for all your love and support! Check out my ebook Epic Vegan Food! Filled...

[03/05/18]   💚🦎🌱I got two inquiries for Childbirth Education today! I think that means Spring has Sprung!🤞🏼

You spent how long deciding on a car seat? ;P

We research everything! I spent 30 minutes deciding between two kettles recently and probably an hour and a half deciding on a metal bed frame from one store. Now that you’re pregnant, how much time have you given to researching your options in childbirth?

There will be a day mid-pregnancy where you are accustomed to how your body feels growing this baby and you’ll think, “I know there’s a huge amount of information out there about birth. Where do I start outside of my own innate knowledge?” I can help. I have taught over 200 Austin area families, families of all types and every one of them unique, about the day their baby will be born. I’d like to give you this knowledge straight up. And I’d like to contemplate what happens when things go slightly off the path you planned. There is a way to stay connected as a family no matter what the day of birth looks like. Honestly, it’s likely to be a little nuts. My class will help you start minimizing the chaos and coming to a peaceful place with some of the unknowns.

Let’s fill your tool box together. In a four our session in your home I can equip you with a large amount of useful info that you and your partner (no matter who) can use during the hardest day of work ever. It’s not terribly expensive at $150 and this class has been boiled down to the most essential tools for childbirth. It’s fun and hands on and comes with a great workbook.

Please be in touch if I can help you! A Facebook message is a great place to start. Or you can send me a text at 512-799-0236.




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