Jamie Crouse Gwynn, Ph.D, CD (DONA)

Certified Coach | Serving Greater Austin, Texas, USA

Jamie Gwynn - Certified Coach

About Me

Jamie Crouse Gwynn is a Go Diaper Free Coach serving the greater Austin area. She is the mother of two boys, both of whom she EC’d from birth, wrapping up around 20 months. She became interested in EC shortly before the birth of her first child since it seemed to promise an alternative to the potty-training battles of late toddlerhood that so many other parents struggled through. It also corresponded well with a fledgling but instinctual approach to parenting that included being closely bonded to her baby and responding gently to all of his needs in the most natural, primal ways. She is excited to help other parents explore the joy (and occasional frustration) of responding to their baby’s elimination needs and is on a mission to save the world from poopy diapers

Serving: Greater Austin, TX

Name: Diaper Free of Greater Austin

COACH Q&A

My experiences with Elimination Communication

When did you first learn about EC? What did you think? What did you do about it?

I first heard about EC on a baby forum online when I was pregnant with my first. I thought it sounded cool, so I read more about it, and decided to try it. I really wanted to avoid the 3-year-old potty training battles I had witnessed with other kids.

What does it mean for you to teach EC?

I haven't done any classes yet. I mostly have given advice and resources to those inquiring about it (especially my doula clients). I held a support group for a while, but there didn't seem to be enough interest.

What is your favorite piece of EC gear or clothing?

Those diapers that flip open in the front but stay on so you could easily hold a baby while opening the diaper and peeing over a sink. Can't remember now what they were called. Its been a few years now.

What book has inspired you the most on the path to becoming a more empowered mother?

I don't know about empowered, but the book that has resonated with me the most was The Last Child in the Woods.

What would you tell someone who is thinking of trying EC for the first time?

Don't think too much--just try it! You'll be amazed what can happen.