SPRUCE&SAPLING

Doula Care

My Mission

Spruce & Sapling was founded with a mission to support and empower mothers through compassion, comfort, knowledge, and a helping hand. We believe that through doula care no woman ever needs to feel isolated or alone after birth, but should rather be celebrated and cared for! We strive to provide comfort, rest, and assistance developing baby care skills in the first hours, days, and weeks of motherhood.

  • About Me

    My name is Cecilia Pratt, and I live just north of Austin in Leander with my husband, daughter, and our three 4-legged children. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, I studied sociology and anthropology at Harper College before moving to Austin in 2012. I became deeply passionate about postpartum support after the birth of my now 6-year-old daughter, Julia. I have extensive personal experience struggling with and recovering from postpartum anxiety and depression, and feel that is the foundation of my calling to become a doula. I also found that in those difficult early days, nursing my daughter fostered crucial and often magical bonding, all the while providing the exact nutrients my baby needed. My goal is to make it so any mother who wants to breastfeed can! In my spare time I enjoy photography, live music, travel, and spending time with the ones I love most. Being a doula is my life's work, and feel honored to work with any family that asks for my help.

Doula Care

Austin, Texas

In-Home Visits & Care

As your postpartum doula, I will come to your home to provide companionship and offer support. I can assist you with breastfeeding and general adjustment to life with your newborn, as well as physical recovery from and emotional processing through your unique birth experience. I will also provide evidence-based information on infant care, help with older siblings, light housework and meal prep, in addition to referrals to other Austin-area professionals if needed. I pledge to care for you as the mother, your baby, and your family as a whole during this beautiful, yet often trying, "fourth trimester".

I charge a flat rate of $20 per hour.

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    Daytime Support

    Monday through Friday

    9am - 3pm

    4 hour minimum shift
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    Evening Support

    Monday through Wednesday

    6pm-10pm

    4 hour minimum shift
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    Overnight Support

    Sunday & Monday

    10pm-6am

    8 hour shift


Sliding Scale

I believe that any and all women deserve the option of doula care and strive to serve families from all economic backgrounds. Please contact me for more information on sliding scale availability.

Reach out for more info

Address

Austin, Texas & Surrounding Areas

Phone

+1 (847) 624-9005