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.
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.
Austin, Texas & Surrounding Areas
+1 (847) 624-9005