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Dawn Callaway

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Full-Spectrum Doula

I am full-spectrum care worker dedicated to educating, empowering, and supporting people during their reproductive health transitions. My approach is inclusive and trauma-informed, and I am committed to providing compassionate, non-judgmental, evidence-based care.

"When we enter the world of birth, we step across the threshold to the sacred from the mundane"

Britta Bushnell

About Me.

I've been passionate about women, birth, and all things reproductive & sexual health for all of my adult life. After studying Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, I went on to receive a Master's degree in Public Health at Tulane University with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health. Through the years, I have found myself volunteering with health promoters in the highlands of Guatemala, interning with the United Nations in Peru, and doing healthcare research for Planned Parenthood of New York City.

 

I came kicking and screaming to Texas but quickly fell in love with all things Houston. My husband and I opened a few neighborhood coffee houses and bars, and have found an incredible, long-lasting community through them. Most recently, I have returned to my passion for reproductive health & justice through the Full-Spectrum Doula program with Birthing Advocacy Doula Training (BADT). I enter this next phase in life with an open heart, filled with gratitude. I feel called to ensure that every person receives the high-quality healthcare that we all deserve. Through advocacy and education, real change in the lives and well-being of people can be made - one beautiful family at a time.

Outside of doula work, my happy place is at home in the Montrose with my wonderful husband and teen-aged daughter. My spare time is spent traveling the globe, star-gazing in far-west Texas or recharging with a cup of coffee and the next book.

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Your Personal Guide.

Think of me as your personal guide through the beauty and the chaos.  I provide support, advocacy, and education tailored to your specific needs. Think of me as your dear friend that has taken all the classes, knows the local professionals and will come to the privacy of your home (or not, if you prefer!) to listen and craft a plan. We will cut through the overwhelming clutter of information and use evidenced-based resources to help you make informed decisions. You will feel empowered to advocate for yourself to ensure consent, choice, respect are always given. You will have a trained support person by your side at every point along the way. 

As a birth doula, I provide continuous labor support from the moment I am called to your birth to the moment your child is in your arms. I'll suggest effective laboring positions, offer comforting touch, verbal coaching, and a variety of comfort measures, as needed. 

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