Darlene MacAuley is a birth advocate and birth doula trained through ALACE and Birth Arts International who is devoted to serving women and families throughout Central Texas. Her integrated approach to doula care allows her to support women in all three facets of Body, Mind and Spirit.
Darlene is an Usui Reiki Master and draws from her expertise in energy work to complement her doula practice. She supports a wide variety of other complementary care practices for the pregnant woman as well including macrobiotic nutrition and homeopathy, herbs, aromatherapy and flower essences. She has an enduring interest in holistic health and encourages women to take advantage of such complementary care, not just during pregnancy, but throughout family life as well. Another component of a healthy pregnancy is self-care, which Darlene emphasizes with clients by focusing on personal reflection and sensitive attunement with the emotions surrounding labor and birth.
Through her work as a birth doula, Darlene treasures the opportunity to witness her client’s transformation from Woman to Mother, but her work does not stop there. Darlene supports gentle parenting methods and is a certified Happiest Baby on the Block Instructor and a former group leader with Attachment Parenting International. She is also the founder of the Central Texas Birth Network, a member-supported organization of childbirth professionals, healthcare providers, and other businesses that serve expecting mothers and families. Members support a woman’s right to make informed decisions and advocate for evidence-based, mother-friendly care.
In addition to guiding parents through the course of labor, delivery, and parenthood, Darlene provides mentoring and guidance to entrepreneurs from diverse professional backgrounds. She is a business owner herself, has a Bachelor’s of Business degree and is a Certified Professional Coach. Her skills obtained as a graduate of the International Coach Academy enable her to offer business and life coaching guidance to women. Her work in the birth and business coaching arenas has been perfectly juxtaposed through her new web site, Savvy Doula, which supports childbirth professionals in the growth and expansion of their businesses.
Darlene is a native of Hawai’i who now lives in Round Rock, Texas with her husband and two children. She is committed to helping women trust themselves and their bodies, and to approach labor and birth with confidence and an empowered focus.
Darlene is now a business professional coach, please check out her website.
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