Feeling “called” to this work, our Postpartum Doulas have special empathy in their hearts for the sacred feminine art of creation during pregnancy and mothering after birth. Our Postpartum Doulas believe in a parent’s ability to care for their child while also understanding the challenges of the recovery process and the overwhelm of new parenthood. By accessing each parent’s intuition for raising children and helping them to foster their instincts by providing compassionate guidance, traditional wisdom and best-in-class practices, we empower families to thrive.
In addition to creating an environment for truly restorative recovery from birth, our team of professionals focus on helping baby to gently adjust to the fourth trimester outside of the womb. These first few months are a time for mother and baby to settle into many important “firsts”, such as breastfeeding, if that is a goal, aiding baby through the often-times challenging aspects of new digestion to shaping shifting sleep routines as baby “wakes up” to their new surroundings. Our Postpartum Doulas support families in navigating the magical and mysterious first few months after birth.
Our standards for a successful doula placement are based upon the family internalizing strong feelings of confidence, encouragement, spiritual and physical nourishment along with gaining valuable techniques for caring for their new baby.
"Good beginnings make a positive difference in the world, so it is worth our while to provide the best possible care for mothers and babies throughout this extraordinarily influential part of life."
— Ina May Gaskin
Dream Team Doulas is a current member of the Central Texas Doula Association and Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas.
Our mission is to provide our clients with peace of mind, knowing that our extensive experience in the industry has made Dream Team Doulas the most capable choice to conduct the important legwork of matching a highly qualified and compatible doula for your unique family. While preparing for the unbelievably special time of having a new baby, we want our clients to be able to relax and enjoy their pregnancy, not stress and worry about sifting through resumes, references, and credentials finding that proverbial needle in the haystack.
We take very seriously the sensitive nature of who comes into our client’s home during such a sacred time and who is helping care for your newborn baby. This is why our doula candidate screening process is thorough and extensive.
While we have been working with many of our doulas for years, when we do bring on a new doula, the candidate must first complete a comprehensive vetting process. We conduct two interviews, one by phone and the other either in person or over Skype/FaceTime. We speak with a minimum of three references and oftentimes we even speak with more, so that we may fully understand not only the doula’s experience but also who they are as a person – their personality, values, and style. We require each doula to be certified in Pediatric CPR and First Aid and to carry their own Personal Liability Insurance. Additionally, many of the doulas that we represent have successfully completed Dream Team Doulas’ own 30 hour Professional Postpartum Doula Training with Shannon Hernandez, Founder of Dream Team Doulas, giving us an even more in-depth opportunity to get to know the doula.
In order to engage Dream Team Doulas to find the perfect Postpartum Doula for our client and their family, we require a nominal non-refundable fee to begin our placement search. We then conduct an intake over the phone to listen to your preferences, advise you on all of your questions and help determine your needs and goals, ultimately leading to Dream Team Doulas providing you with three wonderfully qualified candidates for you to interview that meet your budget, professional preferences, and schedule.
Once a candidate has been selected, the doula will provide the client with her own postpartum doula contract and she will take a deposit to reflect that she is committed and not accepting any other jobs that would pose a time conflict.