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 – 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!
To learn more about my apprenticeship program and my new book, The Humor in Birth, go to the above menu and choose Apprenticeship Program and/or Contact & Book.
Nimsi Williams, CD
My name is Nimsi Williams, mama of two, and wife to the most incredible husband. I have always had a passion for mamas and newborns. My interest in doula work began when I attended my best friend’s birth at a birthing center here in TX. A few months later I gave birth to my son and had Chonna Colbert (Waco Doula) attend as my doula. It was such a humbling and fulfilling experience. I knew at then that my dream was to support women during pregnancy and childbirth. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, photographing Fresh 48 & Lifestyle sessions, being involved in different ministries at our local church, and going on playdates with friends. I love what I do, and it would be such an honor to walk with you through this exciting stage of life!
Christine McElroy, CD
My name is Christine McElroy, and I’m originally from the Austin area but am now a diehard Wacoan. I have been married to my amazing husband for 10 years 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’ve also had the opportunity to participate as a lead doula in our Remote Doula Support Services. This experience has been rewarding and beneficial to our clients during these trying times. We know now this is a viable service and are excited to be offering it.