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 40-minute initial consultation
    • Unlimited phone/text/email support and coaching.
    • Prenatal visits to explore birth preferences, coping strategies, and more.
    • On-call from 38-42 weeks.
    • Backup doula available.
    • Labor and birth support at your home and/or birthing space.
    • Birth notes and processing.
    • Postpartum visit to process birth, share resources/referrals, and offer support and information.
    • Sliding Scale: The standard rate for birth services is $1,350. The sliding scale range is $1000-$1700 (see info below for details)
    • Optional add ons: childbirth and parenting prep classes; daytime postpartum support.

    Full-Spectrum Support

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

    postpartum Support

    • Planning for postpartum care, support system, and preferences.
    • Unlimited phone/text support and coaching.
    • In-home postpartum care: emotional check-ins + processing, newborn/baby care, errands, household support, laundry, and light meal/snack prep.
    • Sliding scale: $30-$45/hour

    Gender Affirming Surgery Support

    • Planning for post-op care, support system, and preferences.
    • Unlimited phone/text support and coaching.
    • In-home post-op care: emotional check-ins + processing, errands, household support, laundry, medication reminders, and light meal/snack prep.
    • Sliding scale: $30-$45/hour

    Birth and Full-Spectrum Virtual Support

    • For folks who are not local (Austin, TX)
    • Phone/video support and coaching 
    • Customized support based on your situation and family needs.
    • Sliding scale offered

    Life + Parenting Coaching

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

    SLIDING SCALE INFORMATION

    The standard rate for birth services is $1,350. The sliding scale range is $1000-$1700.

    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

    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

    You were amazing, we all thank you and think your support helped us through the toughest time."

    Birth Client

    Thank you so much for your support in the moment I needed it. You gave me so much support with your massages and breathing cues. I appreciate your help so much."

    Birth Client