Meet the Rocket City Doulas

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Tracy Abney – Owner, Labor and Postpartum and Infant Care Doula and Postpartum Placenta Specialist Trainer, Labor and Postpartum and Infant Care Doula, Postpartum Placenta Specialist

Since childhood, teachers, family, and prestigious members of her community remarked on Tracy Abney’s nurturing presence. Her impressive career resume began at a young age when she began caring for children and it continued on through high school where she provided volunteer hours to assist others in the classroom. Tracy went on to become a daycare teacher, a professional nanny, and an exercise instructor while she pursued her education in biblical studies, elementary education and science at Southeastern University and Jackson Community Colleges.

Soon after, she earned her bachelor of science degree from Eastern Michigan University in elementary education with minors in math, science and the structure of discipline. Tracy’s thirst for knowledge is all consuming.

After being inspired by her own birth experience, where she felt scared and alone, Tracy redirected and pursued a career where she could help other new parents feel confident and connected as they welcomed their children into their hearts and homes.

Tracy Abney has been a doula in the Huntsville/Madison area for 14 years. She is certified through SBD, HBD, and ProDoula (PPIC Elite, and CDL Elite). She and her husband are transplants from Michigan and have 4 children.  In addition to running Rocket City Doulas, serving in birth and postpartum work, and training new doulas, Tracy also loves reading, traveling, hiking, and being outside with her family.

Kaelie Harris – Labor Doula

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Kaelie Harris is a birth doula, certified through SBD and HBD, yoga instructor and placenta encapsulation specialist in North Alabama. Her entry into birth work began with her own birth experiences, and she is passionate about assisting families in navigating pregnancy and birth. She and her husband live in Hartselle, AL with their two children.

Heather Alvarado – Labor Doula, CBE Educator

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Heather Alvarado is a birth doula, certified through DONA International. Her passion for birth work started first as a birth photographer. She has served Huntsville as a birth photographer since 2011 and in 2017 she sought out doula training. She is a Colorado native, mother of 3 girls and enjoys hiking, camping, yoga, painting and spending time with her family.

Robin Serwatka – Labor Doula

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Robin Serwatka is a birth doula, certified through ProDoula. She began doula work shortly after the birth of her second child and has enjoyed serving families in Northern Alabama since her relocation in 2018. In addition to her work as a doula, she is a pilates master trainer and instructor. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and exploring local attractions with her husband and 4 children.

Jasmine Simms – Labor Doula

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Jasmine Simms is a Birth Doula and Prenatal Yoga Instructor. She has extraordinary experience providing care and advocating for patients while she worked as a nurse. Her passion for doula work started with her own birth story. She is passionate about empowering mothers and their partners regarding the birthing process, and creating a joyous and conscious birth experience.

Mariah Aldridge – Postpartum and Infant Care Doula
& Labor Doula

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Mariah Aldridge is a labor doula, certified through ProDoula. Mariah has always had an interest in doula work, but her passion for supporting others evolved after the birth of her son. Mariah is a Nebraska native and moved to Alabama in 2019. She loves being with her family, exploring the outdoors, and traveling.

Emily Yancey – Labor doula, Postpartum and Infant Care Doula, Postpartum Placenta Specialist

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Emily Yancey is a birth and postpartum & infant care doula certified through ProDoula. She is a Morgan County native, a University of North Alabama alumnus and proud Auntie Em to twins Denver and Josey. In addition to serving as a doula, she enjoys reading, gardening, and weaving, and is building a small farm with her husband, Stephen, in Union Grove, AL.

Arin Pratt – Postpartum and Infant Care Doula
& Newborn Care Educator

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Arin Pratt is a ProDoula certified Postpartum Doula. She is eager to begin supporting families as they welcome, care for, and adjust to a new baby. A mother to three boys, Arin enjoys baking, musicals, and finding the best donut shop at every town she visits.

Allison Jones – Labor Doula

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Allison Jones is a Pulaski, TN native. In 2020, she gave birth to her precious daughter, Jaceleigh. During this time, she realized how important it was to have birth support. She began working with a physical therapist and learned more about pelvic health and the importance of having a supportive team in your birth and postpartum journey. Allison received her Labor Doula Certification from ProDoula in April 2022 and is excited to work with families in their journey to parenthood.

Bethany Tucker – Labor Doula, Postpartum Placenta Specialist, Infant Feeding Educator

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Bethany’s interest in birth grew, like many others, when she was expecting her first child. Bethany’s pregnancy was not an easy one and was compounded by her husband’s deployment for eight months of her pregnancy. After the birth of her baby, she fell in love with babies, breastfeeding, and everything postpartum.

Bethany is a Military Veteran with experience in team management, administrative work, and the ability to work under pressure. Being in the military, Bethany was privileged to see multiple cultures and people from different backgrounds. Having these experiences allowed Bethany to develop effective communication skills and an unbiased, open mindset. Bethany believes that the life she’s led has enabled her to become a more effective doula. Bethany has a passion for helping birthing people and their babies at a time that is most vulnerable for them.

Holly Meeks – Labor Doula

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Holly Meeks is a ProDoula Certified Labor Doula. She is a Connecticut native and moved to the Huntsville area in 2016 with her husband. She has had a passion for birth work since witnessing the birth of her nephew as a teenager. Holly has a passion for helping people and supporting them in their most vulnerable moments. In addition to serving as a doula, she enjoys spending her free time with her husband and 2 young children, Nolan & Alaina.

Brittany O’Grady – Labor doula, Postpartum and Infant Care Doula, Postpartum Placenta Specialist

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Brittany is certified through ProDoula and is a Labor doula, Postpartum and Infant Care doula, and Postpartum Placenta Specialist. Brittany first had a desire for doula work after her miscarriage led to anxious pregnancies and struggles to heal in the postpartum period. She is passionate about supporting families and babies in such a magical and yet very vulnerable, transitional time.

Brittany was born and raised in NYC but moved South almost a decade ago. She is a mom of two and in addition to serving as a doula, she enjoys all things nature and exploring. Her family has a labradoodle Rhea who does not listen to her or Kenny and is now teaching the kids to do the same.

Catie Brown – Labor Doula

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Catie Brown is a ProDoula Certified Labor Doula. She is a Jacksonville State University alumnus with a degree in Child Development. She is a Morgan County native and enjoys the quiet country life with her boyfriend and their dogs. In her free time, she enjoys learning about gardening, cooking, and furthering her education in birth and child-related topics.

Amber Keener – Labor Doula

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Brooke Kallstrom – Postpartum and Infant Care Doula

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Ready to learn more? Check out Rocket City Doulas on their website and on Facebook. To check out my interview with owner Tracy Abney, head to this post.

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