Birth and Bereavement Doula Services
Birth is truly an amazing process! Having personally experienced both non-medicated and medicated births, I understand both perspectives. I work with you to create a birth plan that you're comfortable with, whether it's to go all the way with no interventions or if you plan to have some form of pain relief during labor. No matter what you choose, birthing your baby will be one of the most empowering experiences in your life!
In 2010, I experienced the loss of my son who was stillborn at 39 weeks. Because of this, I chose to focus one of my doula trainings on knowing how to support other families who go through loss at any gestation. If you are a family going through the loss of your baby, support can be before, during or after the birth. This may be one of the most devastating times in your life and having the support of another mother who has also gone through it can be a great comfort.
I believe the woman's body was built to birth babies. It is strong, capable, and powerful. It's when unnecessary medical interventions come into play that women often end up with a c-section. As your doula, I'm not here to take the place of your medical provider or give you medical advice. However, I can help you make informed decisions about the options given to you during your pregnancy and labor.
Birth Doula: $1,750
Service are provided at North Fulton, Northside Forsyth, Northside Atlanta, Piedmont, WellStar, Dekalb Medical Center and Emory hospitals.
•Free in person or phone interview to discuss what you're looking for and determine if we are a good fit for each other.
•1-2 visits during pregnancy to talk about your birth plan and any concerns you may have, get to know each other, talk about previous births and what you did and/or did not like about them, and go over various comfort measures.
•Phone and email support throughout pregnancy to answer any questions you may have.
•Labor support at home if you desire help during the early stages of labor before you leave for the hospital.
•Complete labor support at your desired birthing location; the hospital or at home. This includes comfort measures, emotional support and labor positioning techniques. Helping your birth partner be involved in the birth process is also my goal. I give guidance with techniques to help you or if they prefer to stand by simply as extra support, that is fine too.
•Postpartum support immediately after birth to assist with bonding and breastfeeding. This also includes helping introduce baby to other siblings, if applicable.
•1 optional postpartum visit, generally about a week or two after the birth, which includes continued assistance with breastfeeding and newborn care if necessary, and discussing any questions you have about your birth or newborn.