Hello. We are
Total Labor Care.
Your Birth Doulas.
Your Birth Alliance.
Your Care Providers.

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.

Birth guides, emotion coaches, masseuses, advocates, cheerleaders, educators, nurturers, supporters, friends,….fellow women. We are all these things and more during your pregnancy, labor and birth. We work to protect that precious bubble of intimacy formed between mother and unborn baby, mother and partner, and mother and self in which the strength to birth takes root.

  • Need for Forceps 40% decrease
  • Cesarean Rate 50% decrease
  • Epidural Requests 60% decrease
  • Pain Medication 30% decrease
  • Length of Labor 25% decrease
  • Fewer complications/interventions
  • Less use of episiotomies
  • Increased confidence in self and in partner
  • Higher success rate in breastfeeding
  • Increased satisfaction with birth experience
  • Mother views baby more positively
  • Continuity in care: prenatal, labor, birth, and immediate postpartum
  • Babies have shorter hospital stays with fewer admissions to special care nurseries
  • 3-6 prenatal visits, depending on doula selected
  • 24-7 phone/txt/email availability
  • creation of a birth plan
  • pregnancy/birth education
  • instruction in useful labor positions
  • instruction in helpful pain management techniques including (breathing, mantra, imagery)
  • advocacy in the hospital and birth center setting
  • emotional and physical support during labor
  • partner/family support during labor
  • support with breastfeeding including information on local resources – support with all feeding modalities including breastfeeding, pumping, bottle feeding and information on local resource
  • follow-up closure meeting in your home
  • support with breastfeeding including information on local resources
  • long term support groups available with some doulas
Caster: Joli Ammons


  • $100-$300


  • This time goes by so fast! Making a keepsake you can reflect on forever can be a really wonderful gift to yourself and your little one. Enjoy the soothing aromas and gentle touches of caring hands in the comfort of your own home. A pregnancy belly cast, also referred to as a belly mask or belly mold, is a plaster casting made of an expecting mom’s beautiful pregnant belly. Instead of a flat 2D image from a photo, a pregnancy belly cast captures the exciting transformation a woman undergoes during pregnancy in full 3 dimensions!

Instructor: Dorin Jordan


  • Class fee is $300 for the 12 weeks series, all materials included. (A $50 deposit is required to hold your space in class.)
  • Private classes start at $500. Private classes are limited in availability.


  • Bradley Method® standard of 12 weeks.
  • Class size is limited to 8 couples.
  • Current students have access to lending library and classes are video enriched.
  • Classes are held in North Central Houston

Instructor: Kathleen Wilson, Jessica Gonzales, Joli Ammons, and Rachel Stonebrook


  • Classes start at $400


  • Learn about the mysteries of pregnancy, labor and birth in the comfort of your own home or our office. Design a birth plan, learn about labor techniques and discomfort management.

Instructor: Kathleen Wilson and Joli Ammons

  • Six week comprehensive Childbirth Education taught in old Town Spring in North Houston
  • Group Classes $300
  • Privates starting at $400
  • Available en espanol
  • Bekung Belly Binding
  • Placenta Services and Placenta Art
  • Sexual Health and Wellness Sessions
  • Midwifery Services – Home Birth and Birth Center
  • Trauma informed pap and pelvic exams
  • Arvigo Maya Abdominal Massage
  • Labor Whispering
  • Scar Remidiation
  • Curandera Services
  • Couples Coaching
  • Prenatal and Postpartum Energy Medicine
  • Natural miscarriage support
  • Newborn Care classes
  • IVF and Conception Support available

Meet your doula team!

Kathleen Wilson

Labor Enabler

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.

Joli Ammons

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. Reading, playing board games, and crocheting are the things that fill her reservoir. To her, doula work isn’t a job, it’s an art form.

Rachel Stonebrook

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.

Stephi Anderson


Stephi is the owner of EverDoula. 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.

Kate Vošta

Postpartum Doula

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 Goodwin


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.

Anndei Gutierrez

Postpartum Doula

Hello! My name is Anndei Gutierrez and I am a postpartum doula, newborn care specialist, and lactation educator. I provide overnight support to postpartum families in the Houston area. I have been working with families in many different capacities since 2017, but found my true calling for postpartum care in 2022. I am passionate about postpartum mental health and empowering families as I guide them in making informed decisions through the fourth trimester. I am incredibly grateful and excited to join TLC and can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Max BurrusWebb

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.

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Birth Alliance

A cooperative of professionals
providing total support solutions.

Jessica Gonzales

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.

Brittany Beaver

Independent Consultant

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 Jordan

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.

Kellye Skaer

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.

Stephen & Reagan

Balance Houston

Stephen and Reagan are licensed acupuncturists and herbalists who have been practicing since 2015. Their specialty and passion is fertility, pregnancy, and postpartum care. They are honored to support patients at any point in their path to parenthood. When not working, Reagan spends her free time with her husband, two boys, and pets. As a lifelong equestrian, she also spends time training horses and enjoying watching her youngest son ride. In his spare time, Stephen enjoys spending time at the beach or theme parks with his family.

Empower Yourself

Physical Therapy

We are Empower Yourself PT, a pelvic floor physical therapy clinic that specializes in pelvic health care. We treat all people for prenatal and postpartum care with diagnosis not limited to: diastasis recti, pregnancy related back and hip pain, labor and delivery prep work, incontinence, bowel and bladder issues, pelvic pain, and pain with intercourse. Karen Kowenski, PT, DPT, WCS is the founder and works out of our Bellaire- Houston office- during her imaginary free time she is with her kids, likely planning their family’s next beach trip to Florida- where she is from. Leslie Guier, PT, DPT offices out of our Old Town Spring office and is a native of Louisiana, usually busy running around with her kids to soccer games. We are thrilled to be part of the Birth Alliance with TLC Doula group and so excited to be part of this amazing birthing community!

Ashley D’Annunzio

The Best Nest Portraits

The Best Nest Portraits opened in June of 2014 and is owned and operated by Ashley D’Annunzio. Ashley is a birth and newborn photographer based out of Old Town Spring, Texas. It is her goal as a photographer to create beautiful art that you and your family will cherish always. When she is with you in the birthing room she melts into the background and captures each moment as it naturally occurs. When she is photographing your newborn she takes things slow, paying attention to your baby’s needs. I offer time within our session for nursing and diaper changes, and has infant posing safety training. When not at work, Ashley loves to laugh, read, and spend time with her spouse and child.

Shannon Wright

The Wright Spot

Shannon started her birth work adventure when she became a Certified Doula in 2003 and continued to work as a doula for 10+ years. This led to becoming a licensed massage therapist, specializing in peri-natal massage. She also trained as a birth assistant at The Farm Midwifery Center in Summertown, Tennessee and through AABC’s Certified Birth Assistant Program. Additionally, Shannon is now a Certified Birth Boot Camp Doula and Childbirth Instructor. With this unique skill set, Shannon is able to provide a level of massage therapy and education that only comes from vast understanding of pregnancy and birth. Shannon, her husband and their three independent and spirited kiddos love road trips and camping as a family. She can often be found reading, playing board games, or at the barn riding and feeding their horses.