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Symone Guerra Shipley is a full spectrum doula offering birthing people and families 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.

As a postpartum doula, she work with families as an emotional and physical support as they navigate this completely new time in their lives, aiding them with the learning curve that is caring for a newborn so that their confidence level continues to grow.

“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
  • 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 


custom doula packages to meet your family's needs.

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