Viviana baluja, cd (dti)
I decided to become a birth worker shortly after becoming a parent. It was only after the extreme lack of care and compassion I received when my son was born prematurely and passed away followed by the beautiful and supportive care I received with my rainbow baby that I had come full circle. Becoming a Doula became my way of giving back.
I specialize in twins, postpartum overnight care, pregnancy after loss, infertility support and the LGBT experience as I have traveled and live(d) those paths.
Viviana lives in Georgetown with her wife and is a Mama of three children, certified Doula, bilingual (español), active volunteer with Mama Sana Vibrant Woman as well as a current member of the Central Texas Doula Association and Austin Parents of Multiples.
You can hear her birth stories on The Birth Hour Podcast below!
mia mendoza, CD (DONA International and Austin Baby Guru)
Birth and Postpartum Doula
Mia fell in love with the worlds of of birth and postpartum after becoming a mother herself. Her first long and complicated labor resulting in a cesarean birth followed by a liberating VBAC with her second child opened her eyes to the importance of birth in creating empowered beginnings. After an experience with postpartum depression and anxiety, Mia realized the necessity of whole-hearted support through the transformative time of postpartum adjustment. Mia is a DONA International trained birth doula. After receiving a postpartum doula scholarship from The Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Central Texas, Mia completed her postpartum doula certification with Austin Baby Guru. In addition, she has received specialized training in postpartum mood disorders, infant sleep, infant massage, acupressure for labor support, and more. Mia also teaches private infant safety/CPR, newborn care, and breastfeeding courses for Austin Baby Guru. She specializes in both Vaginal Birth After Cesarean and Postpartum Mood Disorders but enjoys serving families no matter how they choose to birth.
When she's not engulfed in birth work, Mia can be found on the trails with her husband and two boys in northwest Austin. As a full-spectrum doula, she also enjoys serving as the Giving Austin Labor Support- Travis County Sheriff's Office project coordinator, is an active volunteer with The Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance of Texas, and a professional member of Central Texas Doula Association.