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Having a baby is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. There are so many choices and decisions you and your family have to make. Let Rocket City Doulas help you gather all of the information you need to make educated and informed choices for your unique pregnancy and situations.

Rocket City Doulas is the premier doula agency serving the Tennessee Valley.  RCD has been serving the Rocket City and surrounding areas of North Alabama since 2009.  

Our Team

tracy

Owner, Doula Trainer

kaelie harris

Labor Doula

Heather

Labor Doula, CBE Educator

Robin

Labor Doula

Jasmine

Labor Doula

Postpartum and Infant Care
& Labor Doula 

Emily

Labor doula, Postpartum and Infant Care Doula, Postpartum Placenta Specialist

Arin

Postpartum and Infant Care Doula
& Newborn Care Educator 

Allison

Labor Doula

Labor Doula, Postpartum Placenta Specialist

Labor Doula

Labor doula, Postpartum and Infant Care Doula, Postpartum Placenta Specialist

Meet Tracy

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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.

With her thirst for knowledge intact, Tracy began training and studying to become a professional birth worker. Her most prestigious certifications include being certified as a trainer to teach new birth professionals to become labor and postpartum doulas as well as postpartum placenta specialists. Her current certifications include:

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Gentle Childbirth Certification

Water & Birth international logo

Waterbirth Certification

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Hypnobabies certification

ProDoula Logo

Labor Doula training
Postpartum and Infant Care Doula training
Labor Doula Certified (Elite)
Postpartum and Infant Care Doula Certified (Elite)

Doula Chaplain logo

Stillbirthday certification

American Red Cross logo

Red Cross CPR

With many years of first-hand experience, not only as a doula, but as a mother, Tracy knows exactly what mental and physical preparations are necessary when beginning the journey into pregnancy, birth, and early parenting.

Since her doula training in 2009 her passion for providing professional support, coupled with her stellar work ethic has enabled Tracy to build strong relationships with local community providers and hospital staff. It is well known that Tracy strives for perfection which she confidently demonstrates as an educator, a doula, and a community leader on a consistent basis.

Tracy has been married to her husband, an Aerospace Engineer since her junior year in college. Together they have four amazing children. Tracy inspires her kids with her infectious personality, compassion to help others, and her enthusiasm for everything she does.

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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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 & Labor Doula

 

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
Postpartum and Infant Care & Labor Doula

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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.