Houston Central Doulas – Building Community From The Inside Out

The Houston Central Doulas team is comprised of six incredible women who combined their passion for supporting families through pregnancy, birth, postpartum recovery, and parenting with a commitment to building a community.

When you hire Houston Central Doulas, you aren’t just buying a service. You’re buying an experience. We’re going to be with you every step of the way. We’re going to help you  put the power and confidence back into birth & parenting. You’re going to know that we’re going to catch you if you feel like you are in free fall. We want you to focus on the intimate journey that is welcoming a baby, while knowing that you are sheltered in a warm, peaceful, professional, and welcoming tribe of women who have been where you are currently.

Focused On The Family

Welcoming a new baby is, in fact, a very exciting time. There is nothing like meeting your baby for the first time, hearing their little sounds, and sniffing their heads. Traditionally, a doula supports you during birth. We’ve broadened the definition. We are part of the tribe that is revolutionizing doula care by extending services from conception through baby’s first year. At every step in your journey, we are prepared to offer you a professional who is experienced and qualified for exactly where you are. We provide seamless care to families in Houston. We respond quickly to e-mails and calls. We welcome you to contact us at any point. In fact, we encourage it.

When your doula walks into your hospital room, birth center, or your home, we want to have a relationship with your family that is ongoing so that you know you are supported for the long haul. We greatly care about you and want you to know that we support you, and not just because you pay us. Together, we coordinate your care so that you always trust that your doula is going to be there exactly when you want her.

We have created extensive systems that allow you to book and pay for many of our services online. (And we’re growing it all the time.) Houston Central Doulas wants you to quickly know that we’re here for you. By making the business end fast and efficient, we’re creating more time for our doulas to be present with YOU in the moments that matter most.

Houston Central Doulas  Team Building Exercise: 

Our team is passionate about recognizing your roles in your life. We know that you’re having a new baby, or you wouldn’t be here. But you are more than baby’s parent. We honor the you that is you when you are alone. The relationships you have in your social life. The special relationship between you and your partner. The relationships you have with your colleagues. All of those roles are important, and they look different from day to day.

Our owner, Moriah Burke, is passionate about providing seamless care to families in Houston. When we tell you that we have a main team, we want you to know that we really are a team. Not just a pile of doulas thrown together. We actively participate in team meetings and collaborative care. We take the time to honor the doula in each of us. We also take time to see each other as unique women, and not just colleagues. And we each have a role within HCD that elevates the company.

In that vein, as the owner, I did not want to introduce each doula based on what I think of her. Nor did I want her to write about herself. I asked each doula to write about their team members in order to provide you with the beginnings of a 360 degree view of who that person is.  Sometimes, when we talk about ourselves, we worry what others will think of us. There are ways where we dial back, or are slow to share our strengths.

I wanted to share our strengths. Compiled together, this is a gift from me to the team. A place where they can come to celebrate their strengths. and a place for you to begin to meet them.

The “rubric” below represents how each doula would describe themselves as a doula, how they present over coffee, and who they are within our team.

Moriah Burke

Moriah Burke

Owner. Birth & Postpartum Doula. Childbirth Educator. Postpartum Placenta Specialist.
Stephi Anderson

Stephi Anderson

Birth Doula. Childbirth Educator. Placenta Encapsulator.
Kelley Ellis

Kelley Ellis

Birth Doula
Alexandra Tran

Alexandra Tran

Birth & Postpartum Doula
Kelsey Zuchlewski

Kelsey Zuchlewski

Birth Doula.
Houston Central Doulas Placenta Encapsulation

Amber Hoyle-Harris

Birth & Postpartum Doula, Postpartum Placenta Specialist