Austin Womb Service

1611 eva st
Austin, TX 78704

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Horrendous experience with Ellie.

By on August 21, 2019
I suspected my water broke while I was in the bathtub and asked her shouldn’t I go to the hospital? She said it’s not urgent and she would wait until the contractions are stronger. We went soon after and I got a fever due to tub water causing an infection. I had to be treated with antibiotics right away as did my son after birth. Glad we went in when we did. She was at another delivery during this time so she had to call in her back-up doula, who arrived more than 2 hours later but the contract says someone will be there within 2 hours. I had also confirmed with Ellie during the interview process that she doesn’t book too many clients around the same due dates.Ellie showed up after a few more hours but she was clearly exhausted. I was having continuous pain where my butt cheek meets my hip and the ONLY people who volunteered to massage me were my fiancé and mom. Ellie let them take turns for HOURS while she curled up in a chair, covered in a blanket and SLEPT.               At one point, as I took a quick breath in between pushing to bring my baby into the world, I look over and see she has my left foot in one hand and is BUSY TYPING on her phone with the other! Appalling.She's supposed to stay an hour or two after but less than 5 minutes after birth, while the doc is still stitching me up and baby being evaluated, she asks if we need her anymore or was it ok if she left because she was so tired from being up for who knows how many hours.We didn’t hear from her for 9 days afterward. No call or even a text to ask how’s the newborn. When she did text and ask how breastfeeding was going and if we wanted to schedule the postpartum visit, we were so disgusted with her that we didn’t want to see her again so we didn’t respond and haven’t heard from her since.
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This is the doula for you. Trust me!

By on March 29, 2017
I am so thankful for Ellie. She is so calming and caring. She really knows her stuff! She worked close with us and answered all of our questions with such great information! We had time to get to know her and were more comfortable knowing who was going to come to our birth. She specializes in so many wonderful things to help women through all kinds of births and it was very helpful to have her with me during my birth. She taught me ways to breath, to move and to relax before I ever went into labor so that my husband and I could use that time for him to support me, while she was supporting us. She would rub my back between contractions then apply the right amount of counter pressure to my back during contractions and my husband would focus my attention on him so I would not get overwhelmed. She even helped me choose essential oils that I liked so that we could use them during my birth. At every step she was making sure I was empowered in my decision. Not once did I feel unsupported! She spent HOURS applying hot packs to the small of my back, which was a god send! I don't feel like I could have gotten through my labor without her (and my husband of course!), but she encouraged ways for us to bond, and reminded him of ways he could support me. She was such an important part of my experience We hired her to do her holistic package and I tell you what! best money I have ever spent. She spends so much time focusing on taking care of moms. Her presence is calming and she is a great listener. She validated me during such an amazing experience and reminded me of the normal process of birth. She is such an amazing doula and you can tell she is passionate about what she does!
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I chose her because of her calm demeaner and knowledgeable background!

By on March 29, 2017
I had the best experience with Ellie. She walked me through every part of my pregnancy and eased my mind when I felt like things were happening that I did not know how to react to. She is professional but has a very calming presence about her. I liked that she specialized in all the things I wanted to comfort me during my labor. She made sure that my husband and I had the ability to work together while she supported me. This is the experience we wanted to have together. I feel like I had the birth I wanted due in large part to her. She is not just support for birth. She has helped so many mamas in such a positive way through pregnancy, birth and into parenthood. I am thankful that she was apart of our team!
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