“Whenever and however you intend to give birth, your experience will impact your emotions, your mind, your body, and your spirit for the rest of your life.” -

Ina May Gaskin


Symone Guerra Shipley is a labor doula offering expectant parents from the greater Austin Area an extra level of support and care throughout pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum.  As a labor support specialist she strives to provide a birthing environment rooted in unconditional support, radical kindness, nonjudgmental communication, and a healthy use of humor for the pregnant person and their loved ones.

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  • 25% decrease in the risk of Cesarean

  • 8% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth

  • 10% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief

  • 41 minutes average shorter labors

  • 38% decrease in the baby’s risk of a low five minute Apgar score

  • 31% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience

Symone the doula

Learn about Symone, her passion for birthwork and what brought her on the journey to becoming a doula 

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