Companion for Birth & Beyond

Full-Spectrum, Person-Centered, Compassionate Support for Your Unique Needs.

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Meet Your Companion

Courtney or “Court” (they/them) is a witness, space-holder, supporter, and caregiver for families of all types and in all stages. They have served youth and their families since 2008. Court is passionate about honoring life’s transitions, and they believe that all birthing people deserve compassionate, steady, and informed support throughout their unique reproductive journeys. Court works with a wide range of clients, including folks who identify as highly sensitive, queer, trans, polyam, teens or young parents, and fellow caregivers.

As a full-spectrum companion, Court is proud to elevate the voices and needs of each client they have the honor of serving. They are dedicated to inclusive, anti-oppressive work both in their personal and professional relationships and in the systems they live and work in.

Outside of birth and coaching work, Court loves spending time with family, friends, and their cats. They can often be found swimming or walking, scrolling TikTok, or writing.

    Certifications, Training, and Experience:

    • Certified Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings (BADT) Full-Spectrum Doula
    • DONA Birth Doula Training
    • Whole Body Pregnancy Childbirth Educator Training 
    • BADT Birth & Disability Training CE
    • BADT Abortion Doula Training CE
    • BADT Queer and Trans Birth Training CE
    • BADT Fertility and Conception CE
    • Crisis Response for Birth Workers (BADT + Project LETS)
    • Trauma-Informed Birth & Postpartum Support (Trauma Talk)

    • Gender-Affirming Practices for Birth Workers (Love Over Fear Wellness)
    • Implicit Bias Training (Re+Birth Equity)
    • MIX IT UP! Answering Young People’s Questions about Sexual Health
    • 200-Hour Anusara Yoga Teacher Training including prenatal yoga
    • 50-hour Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training
    • M.Ed + 10 years of classroom teaching
    • Positive Discipline Parent Educator
    • First Aid + CPR
    • Safe Baby Academy (Austin-Travis EMS)

    HOW I SUPPORT BIRTHING FAMILIES​

    As your companion I will:

    Listen to you deeply.

    Honor your preferences and wishes.

    Witness your process with respect and reverence.

    Contribute to your education with information and resources.

    Remain by your side through every step of the process.

    Be a go-to support for processing and accountability.

    Ensure that your voice is being elevated.

    Support your partner(s) or family.

    Serve as an advocate.


    Birth Support

    • Complimentary initial consultation.
    • Ongoing text/email support and coaching.
    • 2-3 prenatal visits to explore birth preferences, coping strategies, postpartum planning, and more.
    • On-call from 38-42 weeks.
    • Backup and/or codoula available.
    • Labor and birth support at your home and/or birthing space.
    • Birth notes and processing.
    • 2 postpartum visits to process birth, share resources/referrals, and offer support.
    • Sliding Scale: The standard rate for birth services is $1,800, and the sliding scale range is $1,500-$2,100 for solo-doula care. The standard rate for codoula birth services is $2,400, and the sliding scale range $2,200-$2,600 for codoula care.
    • If the sliding scale ranges above are inaccessible, please reach out, and we can explore how we can make a partnership possible.
    • Optional add ons: childbirth and parenting prep classes; daytime postpartum support.

    Full-Spectrum Support

    • Support for pre-conception, loss, coming out, adoption, surgery, or any other life or reproductive transition.
    • Ongoing text/email support and coaching.
    • Custom support based on your situation and family needs.
    • Sliding scale and virtual options offered.
    • Read more about what full-spectrum work means to me here.

    postpartum Support

    • Planning for postpartum care, support system, and preferences.
    • Ongoing text support and coaching.
    • In-home postpartum care: emotional check-ins + processing, newborn/baby care, errands, tidying, laundry, and light meal/snack prep.
    • Sliding scale: $40-$50/hour

    Gender Affirming or Reproductive Surgery Support

    • Planning for post-op care, support system, and preferences.
    • Ongoing text/email support through 6 weeks post-op.
    • In-home post-op care: emotional check-ins + processing, errands, personal and wound care, tidying, laundry, medication reminders, and light meal/snack prep.
    • Sliding scale: $60-$75/hour
    • Learn more about how I became a post-op doula.

    Life + Parenting Coaching

    • 1:1 Positive Discipline Parenting Coaching for Parents of children of any age.
    • 1:1 Coaching for Teens or Young Adults
    • Online blog resources
    • Sliding scale and Community Fund offered

    SLIDING SCALE INFORMATION

    All services are offered on sliding scale. Please read the considerations below to help determine your self-selected rate.

    Sliding scale means you select the cost you pay according to what you understand about your complex and unique financial situation–more than just your current income is involved. In deciding where you fall on the scale, you might consider your privilege & roadblocks, earned assets & debts, income, family assets & obstacles. This is not about getting a “good deal,” this is about CARE for yourself, your family, me, our communities. 

    The scale is intended to be a map, inviting each of us to take inventory of our financial resources and look deeper at our levels of privilege. It is a way to challenge the classist and capitalist society we live in and work towards economic justice on a local level.

    When I pay more on a sliding scale, I know that I am helping others to access services. When I pay in the middle, I know I am helping support the service provider. And when I pay at the bottom, I know I am letting my community hold me and support me. All of these are wonderful and acceptable ways of accessing services.

    If the sliding scale ranges above are inaccessible, please reach out, and we can explore how we can make a partnership possible.

    Consider paying less on the scale if you:

    • are supporting children or have other dependents
    • have significant debt
    • have medical expenses not covered by insurance
    • receive public assistance
    • have immigration-related expenses
    • are an unpaid community organizer
    • are a returning citizen who has been denied work due to incarceration history
    • are a single-parent family or single-income family due to life circumstances

    Consider paying more on the scale if you:

    • own the home you live in
    • have investments, retirement accounts, or inherited money
    • travel recreationally
    • have access to family money and resources in times of need
    • work part time by choice
    • have multiple streams of income
    • have a relatively high degree of earning power due to level of education (or gender and racial privilege, class background, etc.)

    My sliding scale model is inspired and informed by Hadassah Damien’s work at Ride Free Fearless Money.

    Client Testimonials

    It takes a special person to be able to hold space for the raw and vulnerable time of bringing a new life into the world and Court is really great at that. They helped me feel confident in my birth plan and even though my plans changed, I felt confident in my decisions based on their guidance. I would recommend them to anyone giving birth or for postpartum support."

    Haley Paulson

    Court has helped me with both of my pregnancies. They were always so supportive of whatever decisions I made and with what made me comfortable. When I needed help with something or had questions, they would always provide reliable information to help me figure things out. They were absolutely essential in the labor room with both of my births. They were so supportive of not only me, but my husband as well. We both LOVED having them there and are so extremely grateful for their presence. Court focuses on your needs 100% and goes above and beyond to help give you the birth you want. Wouldn’t have wanted anyone else there with us! Thank you Court for absolutely everything you did for us!

    Erica W.

    Courtney was amazing from beginning to end. The moment they stepped into the room, my family and I felt a sense of peace and confidence that everything was going to be fine."

    Birth Client