Waco Doula is a team of committed doulas who are passionate about empowering women during their childbirth experience! We have the skills, the training, the compassion and most of all the experience to assist anyone looking for doula services. Below you will find our team of amazing doulas as well as how Waco Doula got started and why we are highly recommended and regarded in the childbirth community in Waco and surrounding areas.
Micah Burgess, CD – Birth Doula, Mentor Doula & Author
My name is Micah Burgess and I have been married to my best friend, Michael, for over 28 years and we have six amazing children & two grandchildren! I’ve been assisting women in childbirth for over 20 years, mentoring other doulas for about 7 years and now am adding author to my resume. Oh how truly blessed I am!
My initial training was as a midwife’s assistant studying to be a midwife. I began to realize that my strengths were in supporting mom by coaching, encouraging and guiding her through labor. I have used my own natural birth experiences, as well as this training, to effectively work with each mom during birth. I truly love what I do and have been to over 200 births.
Being a part of the birthing community here in Waco has been such a great journey for me. A big reason for this is the amazing professional working relationship with the doctors, midwives, nurses, educators and hospitals in our area. I’ve worked very hard to create a positive working environment for my clients while they’re in labor. As a result, I am respected, well received, trusted and recommended by the childbirth professionals. This is a huge advantage that my clients benefit from. For me to be considered as “part of the team” (LDR nurses at Providence) reflects my commitment to my clients and my profession as a doula. Now my growing team of doulas have the same respect and reputation within the birthing network as they have been trained by me and understand the importance of teamwork. When there is a cohesiveness, support and trust throughout birth, women don’t feel alone, they feel known. Empowering someone is a joy and reward to me!
Christine McElroy, CD, PCD – Birth Doula & Postpartum Doula
My name is Christine McElroy, and I’m originally from the Austin area but am now a devoted Wacoan. I have been married to my amazing husband since 2009 and we have three incredible kiddos- two girls and a boy.
The Waco Doula Team was with me for my last two birth experiences, both of which I hold dear to my heart. I’m so honored and grateful that I am now able to support others in the same way through pregnancy, birth and beyond!
I am also a Certified Postpartum Doula, Brochure, offering postnatal support as families adjust to life with a baby. My passion is supporting women through such an integral part of their life!
Waco Doula is so thankful to all of our clients and their families! If you’d like to give back by showing your appreciation of these amazing women with a 5 star review on Google and YELP, that would be fantastic!