Austen Tate is a Holistic Health Practitioner, Certified Postpartum Doula, and Doula with more than 12 years of experience as a bodyworker.
Her interest in becoming a doula sparked during witnessing the birth of her baby brother and two home births of her own.
In 2011, Austen took the the Cornerstone Doula Training in the East Bay and has been continuing independent study through classes and reading.
Being a nurturer at heart, she provides holistic support and comfort during pregnancy to the woman and her partner, during labor to after delivery.
Austen has taught workshops on holistic health care in numerous locations, a childbirth and postpartum series at UC Berkeley, a moon time calendar class, and mentored youth at the non-profit organization Hatch(young parents creating community) to become doulas.
She also teamed up alongside her midwife to learn more about home birth for 18 months.
In 2018, Austen worked with a birth justice circle, Collective Wings, volunteering doula services and education at a women’s recovery center. She is currently enrolled in Aviva Jill Romm’s program Herbal Medicine for Women.
Austen is an Aztec dancer, ceremonialist, and life long learner. She believes in a person’s natural ability to give birth.
She holds space for the tools of empowerment to land in womb carriers and their partners for a safe birth experience. She sees birth as sacred, a rite of passage, an experience to cherish and remember, and a womb carrier’s blessing.
With her loving hands and presence she will provide the reassurance for the type of birth you want in a hospital or at home.
She also helps new families with postpartum support with hourly assistance at the hospital and home. This includes breastfeeding tips, womb wellness bodywork, cooking nourishing meals, baby care, post birth processing, and exercises for relaxation.