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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



Elite Labor Doula, Elite Postpartum and Infant Care Doula, Postpartum Placenta Specialist, Educator


Postpartum and Infant Care Doula
& Newborn Care Educator 

Labor Doula

Labor Doula, Postpartum and Infant Care Doula, Infant Feeding Specialist, Postpartum Placenta Specialist, VBAC Specialist

Postpartum and Infant Care Doula

Labor doula

Labor Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)

Labor Doula


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

Postpartum and Infant Care Doula, Labor Doula

Labor Doula

Labor Doula

 Labor Doula

Labor Doula

Labor Doula

Meet Tracy

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 College.

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:

Gentle Childbirth Services logo

Gentle Childbirth Certification

Water & Birth international logo

Waterbirth Certification


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.

Tracy Abney
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.

Postpartum and Infant Care Doula, Newborn Care Educator


Arin 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.

Labor Doula


Julie is a certified labor doula through ProDoula. With a rich background in early childhood development and years spent as a foster parent, she embodies a wealth of nurturing experience. She is a certified yoga instructor, and she intertwines her passion for wellness with her history in the medical field, where she worked in hospital emergency departments.
Drawing from these diverse roles, Julie seamlessly integrates her expertise into her doula practice. Her deep understanding of child development, prenatal care, and family dynamics enriches her compassionate support for expectant parents. Whether guiding through body awareness techniques or collaborating with medical and nursing professionals, Julie brings a serene presence to every birthing journey.
She finds fulfillment in her role as an adoptive mom of both human and furry loved ones. Relocating from Florida to Madison to be near her large family, she embraces the warmth of community and connection. .
Julie’s hobbies are as diverse as her experiences. She enjoys everything from fiber arts to cooking to anything having to do with the outdoors.
Labor Doula, VBAC Specialist, Postpartum and Infant Care Doula, Postpartum Placenta Specialist

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.

Postpartum and Infant Care Doula


Brooke is a ProDoula-certified postpartum and infant care doula who specializes in over-night support.

Labor Doula

Ashley is a labor doula certified through ProDoula. She was born and raised in NC but now resides in New Market Alabama. 

Ashley has always been passionate about women’s health specifically when it comes to pregnancy and birth. Her interest was sparked when she gave birth to her first child. She hopes to guide new parents to advocate for themselves and to feel the utmost support throughout their pregnancy and birth journeys. She wants them to feel empowered no matter the outcome of their birth.

When Ashley isn’t doula-ing she is with her family. She enjoys reading, hiking, going on a drive, and sunsets.

Labor Doula


Bio Coming soon!

Labor Doula


Elisabeth grew up in Colorado but is a Wisconsin transplant to
Alabama.  She has undergone a fascinating journey of career
transformation. A former Autism Therapist and Early Childhood
Educator, she has now gracefully pivoted her path to embrace the role of a Doula.

The spark for this change was ignited after the birth of her second
child, an experience that was profoundly shaped by the invaluable
support of a doula. This personal encounter with the power of doula
care inspired Elisabeth to delve into the world of maternal and
childbirth support, with the aim of being that comforting presence for
others during this transformative life event.

In addition to her professional pursuits, Elisabeth relishes the joys
of motherhood, having two wonderful kids who bring boundless laughter and love to her life. She thrives on social connections, enjoying the camaraderie of trivia nights, where she shares her knack for intriguing facts. Her neighborhood cul-de-sac is a hub of shared
moments with friends, creating lasting memories and fostering a sense of community.

Elisabeth’s journey embodies the spirit of learning, growth, and the
genuine desire to positively impact the lives of those she encounters.
With a background rooted in care and education, coupled with a
newfound passion for doula work, she brings a unique blend of empathy, knowledge, and dedication to the families she supports.

Postpartum and Infant Care & Labor Doula


Emily 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.

Labor Doula


Heather is a labor doula certified through ProDoula. She was raised in NC where she earned her Bachelor’s in English from UNCW. She earned her Master’s in English and Women’s Studies from UK. North Alabama has been her home for 18 years, and she lives in Madison with her sweet husband and 4 vibrant kiddos. Heather’s strengths shine through the way she encourages, serves, and connects with people. She believes deeply in empowering those around her through non-judgmental support. Heather’s favorites are coffee, traveling, family time, gardening, and playing ukulele.

Labor and Postpartum and Infant Care Doula

Sarah is a ProDoula Certified Labor and Postpartum Doula. Her background in mental health and social services helped to ignite her passion for birth and postpartum work. She believes that every family has a unique story, and is dedicated to creating a safe space where these stories can be shared and valued. As a mother of two, she understands the intricate balance of joy and adjustment that accompanies this special season of life. Beyond her doula work, Sarah enjoys being outside, singing karaoke, and having a good laugh with friends.

Labor Doula


Katie is a ProDoula certified Labor Doula. She lives just outside of Decatur, with her husband and 3 children. 


Katie’s goal as a Doula is to assist families in achieving the birthing experience they desire and to help create positive memories along the way. 


Beyond her doula work, she loves to read, coach her kids sports, and go camping with her family. 

Labor Doula



Stafford grew up in Huntsville, went to Mississippi State University, and landed back in the Rocket City to work and raise her family. She studied with Doulas of North America (DONA) International in March 2019 and received training and certification from ProDoula in February 2022. She studied hypnobirthing and had an incredible birthing experience with her first and second babies. The third birth brought a different perspective on parents’ knowledge and control over decisions often being made without their full understanding and ultimately led to a desire to learn and share about birth support and help other families understand the processes, options, and experiences available to them.


In addition to doula work, she supports the US Army as a Logistics Specialist and loves hanging out in the city she has seen grow so much with her husband, Kyle, and three daughters. She feels so lucky to be able to join families’ most precious moments as they bring new life into the world and often describes being a doula as selfish, selfless work because it can be hard and long, but it’s so rewarding.

Labor Doula



Megan is a labor doula certified through ProDoula. She teaches Hypnobabies childbirth education classes with Hypnobabies Huntsville as the only certified Hypnobabies instructor in Alabama. She is also a certified hypno-doula. Megan is a registered nurse and has worked in labor and delivery and a midwife clinic. 

Megan lives in Athens with her husband and three boys. In the margins of her days, she loves to listen to audiobooks, make t-shirt quilts, and experiment in the kitchen. Megan has dedicated her career to birth work and is passionate about informed consent and helping each client feel heard and confident during her pregnancy and birth.

Labor Doula

A long-time medical assistant, it is no surprise that Megan loves helping people. As a ProDoula certified labor doula, Megan is passionate about supporting families as they bring tiny new people into the world.


When Megan isn’t at a birth, she spends her time with her husband and/or homeschooling her four children.