Like-minded birth professionals working together for you.
We will be with you at your most vulnerable; we will be with you at your most powerful.
We are a group of like-minded doulas working together to provide education, guidance and when your time comes – emotional and physical support to you and your family. We seek to reconnect you with your body’s wisdom and the essential emotional support of a clan of women during pregnancy, labor and birth. We provide full spectrum non-judgmental doula support for all your needs. TLC is the oldest doula cooperative in Houston with over 85 years experience in Women’s Health.
Meet your doula team!
Kathleen is a founding member of TLC Doula Group, owner of Labor Enabler™ Doula Services and Co-Owner of Rebel Birth Education and Resource Haven. She has been a doula since 2003. She has not only taken several doula trainings, but is the founder of the Labor Enabler Doula Apprenticeship Program. Kathleen loves working in all environments and with all care providers to ensure her clients have their best possible birth. Kathleen was married in 1997 to her very supportive spouse. She has four amazing children. She loves to cook and travel. She is one of the luckiest people in the world.
The Painted Doula
Joli has helped hundreds of families since 2012 when she began her journey as a doula with an apprenticeship with Kathleen Wilson. She co-authored Rebel Birth Child Birth Education and co-founded Rebel Birth Education and Resource Haven and is the owner of The Painted Doula. She loves to facilitate communication between her clients and their providers, in and out of the hospital, easing the process for all involved. She is married to a wonderful man and has two lovely adopted daughters and several pets who she also considers family. To her, doula work isn’t a job, it’s an art form.
Rad Love Doula
Rachel is the owner of RadLoveDoula and has been supporting clients through their pregnancy, labor, postpartum experiences since 2012. She has a master’s degree in Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies from The Ohio State University and carries over a decade’s worth of experience teaching in higher education on topics related to gender studies, reproductive health & sex education. She values evidence-based research, supports informed consent and is skilled in many labor support techniques including rebozo, acupressure, and aromatherapy. When she isn’t at a birth or teaching a class, Rachel is off having wonderful adventures with her husband and their three daughters. She also loves books, nature and the perfect cup of coffee.
Family Prep Doula Co
Stephi is the owner of the Family Prep Doula Co. She has been a doula since 2013. She has completed numerous doula trainings, expanding her skill set every chance she gets, and is currently learning from some of the most experienced doulas in Houston. Stephi loves working with parents who break the mold and grow their families on their own terms. She married the first guy she met who could sing the alphabet backwards and loved books as much as she did, and they’re raising five crazy amazing kids together. She loves to hang upside down and re-pot succulents (just not at the same time). She will try any food you give her.
When Kate Vošta became a mother, she realized there was a deficit in how parents are prepared to experience the new world that is Parenthood. Seeking to better understand the connection and care between antepartum and postpartum, she attended a postpartum doula training in 2008. She then immersed herself in supporting new and growing families. Kate’s postpartum doula services come with multiple years of experience with childhood education and development, culinary arts, and hospitality service. She has a passion for the health of the body and soul, and strives to create an environment of comfort, confidence and security for growing families just like yours.
Hannah is a certified birth and postpartum doula, specializing in infant care as well as prenatal and postpartum meals. As the owner of Nurture&Nourish Doula and Postpartum Meal Service, Hannah is very passionate about caring for new families as they find their own groove with parenting so they feel confident in responding to their baby’s unique needs and finding a care plan that works for the whole family. Her passion for birth began in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2011, where she studied the local and global sociology of birth with Danish midwives. It was that experience that led her to launch her own doula business in Houston, Texas in 2017. Hannah is also a certified Infant Feeding Specialist from birth to 12 months of age. In recognizing a need for more personal care for new birthing people and their families, Hannah finds joy in creating custom care plans and preparing fresh and nutritious meals during pregnancy and post-birth, because you deserve to be nurtured, too. When Hannah is not working, she loves to garden and raise butterflies with her two young children. When not in the garden, you can often find her hiking, exploring a new city around the world, or perusing the cookbook section at the local library.
Maximum Doula Services
Max is the owner of Maximum Doula Services. He supported his first family through pregnancy in 2021. He is a certified advanced doula, trained through the apprenticeship program with Labor Enabler. They have also completed training from: Spinning Babies, American Heart Association (Basic Life Saver for medical professionals), emergency childbirth prep, college level anatomy and physiology courses, queer specific childbirth education, and more. They have a professional and educational background in body work. They love leveraging their training and calm demeanor to positively impact people’s lives and health outcomes. They are a parent to their ten year old clone, who they birthed at home. They identify as a transmasc, nonbinary human and use they/he pronouns.
TLC Group is more than doulas. We are birth guides, emotion coaches, licensed massage therapists, advocates, cheerleaders, educators, nurturers, supporters, friends, doulas, and midwives… fellow women.
We are all these things and more during your pregnancy, labor, birth, and postpartum. We work to protect that precious bubble of intimacy formed between the birthing person and the baby, the support team, and self in which the strength to birth takes root. Welcome to the TLC Birth Alliance.
Village Birth & Babies
Jessica has worked in the field of women’s health for over 20 years. From breastfeeding to basic newborn care, Jessica offers postpartum support groups designed to create community and empower you as you navigate your way into parenthood. She is the mother of two incredible little girls conceived via IVF and Reciprocal IVF. Jessica specializes in hospital-based birth but trained as a midwife’s assistant in Summertown Tennessee with Ina May Gaskin and midwives at The Farm. She is committed to reducing the maternal mortality rate in Houston by improving equal access to evidence-based care for people of color.
I’m Brittany Beaver. I am a registered dietitian with a passion for empowering women to take control of their health from a real food approach. I believe we can impact not only our health but the health of our children by being mindful of what we put in and on our bodies. I am excited to come alongside you in this prenatal journey to help you and your baby have the healthiest outcomes possible!
Dorin has been helping families evolve for nearly two decades. As a current childbirth educator and retired birth doula she has worked with hundreds of birthing families throughout the course of her career. She currently works as a Lactation Specialist at Texas Children’s Hospital, teaches Bradley Method Classes, and is a full-time student pursuing a career in the healthcare field. When she isn’t helping babies latch onto the breast or spending time with her nose buried in a textbook, you can find her hanging out with one of her three incredible kids, enjoying local, live music, or swing dancing around the greater Houston area.
Milk & Mom
My name is Kellye Skaer and I’m an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant/ IBCLC. I’m passionate about the whole mom, the whole baby, and the intricate relationship that begins between the both of you in the early days through feeding and connection. I help moms every day through breast & bottle feeding, struggles & victories, and have a unique passion for families walking through tongue and lip ties. I am a wife and mom first, with seven incredible children that bring me a ton of joy even as teenagers. I’m thrilled for the new office space and a chance to continue investing heavily in connecting to the birth community.