About Lanell


Lanell Coultas truly loves new mamas. And new babies. And new fathers, basically everyone connected to the emerging new family. A certified doula and doula mentor, breastfeeding counselor, and certified Birthing From Within Mentor and Advisor, Lanell has been compassionately ferrying parents across unknown waters since 1995.

Her juicy, holistic childbirth classes abandon the clinical, rote ‘this-is-what-your-body-will-do’ approach, in favor of

Birthing From Within

That is, staying present,  c  u  r  i  o u  s  and deeply loving however your birth (and life!) are unfolding. She uses the principals of Birthing From Within in her own daily life.

In her work with parents-to-be as well as with new mothers, Lanell mentors with heart, encouraging parents to embrace the intensely fertile and powerful body-knowing of pregnancy, labor, birth, and beyond. Passionately resourceful, Lanell freely shares all the goodies (books, websites, local practitioners) to support her clients’ journey.

Lanell loves living and working in Austin, Tex-Mex food, digging in the dirt, adventurous hikes, her beloved wife Lucy, their two brilliant and hilarious sons, Hugh (11) and Hank (4), and the principles of mindfulness awareness. Contact me by email!




photos by Diana Hirsch