For Parents

There are two types of Doulas:  birth doulas and postpartum doulas.  Both are skilled and knowledgeable trained professionals who offer educational, physical, and emotional support to women and their families throughout the childbearing year.

Viva Doulas is an Association of Birth and Postpartum Doulas. Our members all live in Central Texas, and agree to our detailed scope of practice. You can read about individual  Birth Doulas listed here, and our Postpartum Doulas listed here.

When families choose a Viva Doula Member

They can feel confident they have chosen a Doula who will handle their needs in a professional, responsible, and ethical manner. Viva Doulas Members have agreed to the organization’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics Statements and are bound to those agreements upon membership. Viva Doulas Members receive continuing education, professional support, and share community resources through our organization. Viva Doulas come from varying backgrounds, training, and experience levels, but they do share the same mission in caring for families in the perinatal period.

To file a grievance concerning one of our doulas please download and fill out this form. The PDF can be saved and emailed to