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Our Story

Since 2000, Josie Cawthon has strived to make her vision of serving new and expectant mothers a reality. Alongside her husband Todd, with the support of their seven wonderful children, they embarked on the adventure that is now Birth Blessings. 

 

Birth Blessings has been working side by side with new families. With gentle guidance, we will help you to make informed decisions throughout the many stages of pregnancy, labor, birth, and parenthood.

 

Birth Blessings has supported well over 5000 families. We offer professional, experienced, birth and postpartum support. Our team approach affords you the most comprehensive experience as we support you in your pregnancy, birth, and parenting journey. 

 

Our belief is that since we offer the most intimate services, our team members all must have the heart of a doula - the heart to serve. We are motivated by compassion, care, and love. We are proud to have a dynamic history of serving the birthing community in and around San Antonio and look forward to continuing to bless families. 

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Our Team
Josie Cawthon

Owner, CD, PPD, CBE

Josie became a Childbirth Educator in 1999 and a Certified Doula in 2000. She has birthed and breastfed seven children of her own and has been a part of the birth team for over 1500 births! Josie prides herself on her caring heart and her desire to serve. Throughout her career as a birth professional, Josie has acquired a wealth of knowledge that she has in turn taught to her team. Ensuring that every Birth Blessings team member is backed with over 20 years of knowledge, caring doula hearts, and the utmost professionalism.

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Nina Cawthon

CD, PPD, Certifed Sleep Consultant

Nina has always loved children. At 13, she became a mother’s helper, transitioning into babysitting, eventually became a full-time nanny. After graduating, she became even more involved with birth work. She completed her certification in 2015 and has now served numerous families as a birth and postpartum doula. Nina is known for making deep and loving relationships with the families she assists. In 2019 Nina became a Certified Sleep Consultant. She is well equipped to help families create long-term sleep solutions for their newest additions.

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Ashley Sayers

PPD

Ashley is a San Antonio native. She is the youngest of 8 children. Being part of a large family, she started caring for her nieces and nephews at a young age. She started a nanny job after completing high school. Ashley has always loved working with families and caring for children with a special spot in her heart for babies. She has been a part of our team providing postpartum support since 2019

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Siobhan Wil

CD, PPD

Siobhan is the eldest of 10 kids. For over 15 years, she has been caring for children from the ages of birth to 16 years old including children with special needs. One unique skill that she brings to our team is Siobhan is fluent in English Sign Language. In 2020, Siobhan finished her coursework to certify as a Birth Doula. While she loves working with our families as a postpartum doula, she is eager to intern as a birth doula and expand her skill set.

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Aubrey Kersh

Birth Doula Intern

Aubrey is a licensed nurse for the state of Texas, with many years experience in a hospital setting. Being the youngest in her large family, she has experienced with changing dynamics within her family, due to a new baby. She has always showed her compassion, reliability, as well as her competence and proficiency in her skills. She is a very empathetic and dedicated person, with a passion for helping others. Aubrey has always had a heart for women’s health, childbirth, and newborns: she has volunteered in the nursery at her church, helped care for her nieces and nephews, she is planning to continue her education to become a nurse-midwife.

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Katie McClelland

Birth, Postpartum Doula & Childbirth Educator

Katie is a mom of 3; 2 here on earth and one sweet girl in heaven. She found passion in advocacy and emotional support in the pregnancy and infant loss community and took that passion to other forms of birth work in 2020. She serves families through lactation support, birth and postpartum doula work and childbirth education. She believes knowledge is power and hopes to provide evidence based information to the families she assists

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Jordan Harvey

 Doula Intern

Jordan grew up helping out with younger siblings as well as  serving in the children’s ministry at church. She is a mother of 5 children. After surviving several miscarriages, Jordan and her husband adopted 3 beautiful children (all siblings), gave birth to two biological children, one now in heaven. She has a passion for supporting moms and dads throughout their pregnancy, birth and postpartum journey. Jordan is also a CrossFit athlete and loves spending time with her children. She is excited to be a part of Birth Blessings and cannot wait to support families through this season of life.

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Courtney Dean

 Doula, PPD

Courtney was born and raised in San Antonio and has dedicated over 10 years to serving families of her community through childcare. Courtney completed her Medical Assistant Certification in 2019 and utilizes her education in her work as a birth and postpartum doula. She believes understanding and catering to a client’s unique life experiences and goals are paramount to maintaining an individualized relationship with each family. In addition to providing a deep and meaningful experience to her clients; she also serves to mentor, inspire, guide, and motivate each persons’ birth journey with educational, physical, and emotional support. She believes that knowledge is power and pours her passion into supporting expecting mothers so they have the empowering birth experience they deserve.

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Lauren Wilks

  MS, CCLS, Doula 

Lauren has a passion for supporting and advocating for families in unfamiliar and sometimes stressful times. Lauren bacame a Certified Child Life Specialist in 2017, where she has provided support in the PICU to infants, children and their families through emotional support, education and through building coping skills. Using these skills as well as the medical and emotional knowledge that she has gained through her experiences, Lauren decided to peruse the path of Birth Doula to come alongside families in a new and exciting time of bringing new life into the world.

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Leah Camero

 Postpartum Doula 

Leah, born and raised in San Antonio TX is one of 8 children. After witnessing her sister give birth, she was hooked! Since that very first birth she kept offering her support to her other family members as they grew their families. She loves to serve and meet the needs of mothers and families. Leah took the Maternity Wise training in 2021 for birth, postpartum care and lactation support . She is continuing her education through Birth Blessings Certification Program and interning directly under Josie Cawthon, the founder.

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Darleen Garibay

  Doula Intern

Darleen discovered her passion for pregnancy and birth in 2016 at the age of 17 when her mother welcomed her only sibling to the world. Since then she knew her career path would lead her to working closely with new and expecting mothers, along with caring for infants and children. Beginning her journey as a career nanny working alongside new moms inspired her to pursue the role of a postpartum doula. Darleen’s heart is to serve, equip, and provide support to parents during this precious time.

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