I cannot say enough good things about Kelly and the care we received. We will look to her again for her services when we decide it’s time for baby #2!! -Madeline H.
Doula support during COVID-19. With all the uncertainty that comes with birthing during the health crisis, doula support is crucial at this time. Hospital policy is changing daily on whether doulas are allowed. In the circumstances that I am not allowed into the hospital, I will be offering virtual doula support for a reduced fee. As of July 11, 2020, of the below listed birthing locations, those highlighted in yellow ARE allowing doulas into the birthing space. Virtual Resources
I serve mothers birthing at the following locations: Atlanta Birth Center, Atlanta Medical Center, Emory Midtown, Emory Decatur, Northside, Piedmont, Grady, and home births within the perimeter (inside I-285).
There is no wrong way to give birth. However, I am most drawn to the raw, unhindered process of unmedicated birth.
And because I am fully aware of how this one day in your life can have a lasting impact on how you mother, how you feel, and how you view yourself as a woman, I am particularly passionate about supporting mothers who have previously experienced birth trauma.
My Full Birth Doula Services include:
A Birth Plan Visit to discuss my role as your doula (including getting your partner involved during labor), how you’re feeling about this pregnancy, what your hopes are for your labor and birth, any previous births, and to put some goals in place to help you have a satisfying and peaceful birth.
- Unlimited Phone/Text/Email support with any questions you may have about your childbirth classes, birth books you’re reading, or if you just need to chat!
- Continuous face to face labor support (emotional, physical, and informational) at your home or place of birth.
- 1-2 hours of support after baby is born.
- 1 postpartum visit within 4 weeks of your birthing day, to discuss your birth and recap any details!
Full Birth Doula Services Fee: $850. To set up a free phone or in-person interview, please fill out the contact form.
Labor Support only Fee: $750. This includes 24/7 text/phone/email support from 38 weeks, labor support, and 1 hour of support after baby is born, but excludes the birth plan visit and postpartum visit. Ideal if you’re looking for a doula last minute.
STILL NOT SURE YOU NEED A DOULA?
Conclusions from these articles:
“Doulas can empower women to achieve the best birth outcomes possible, and all outcomes—for births, infants, and mothers—seem to be affected more positively if support is provided by a doula in addition to the medical personnel. …The involvement of a doula …result(s) in even better birth outcomes and birth experiences.”
“Of all the ways birth outcomes could be improved, continuous labor support seems like one of the most important and basic needs for birthing people. Evidence shows that continuous support can decrease the risk of Cesarean, the use of medications for pain relief, …(and can) increase satisfaction and the chance of a spontaneous vaginal birth. Doulas should be viewed by both parents and providers as a valuable, evidence-based member of the birth care team.”
Interested in my doula services, but concerned about the cost? You may see if your Health or Flexible Spending Accounts will cover doula costs, or ask your friends and family to contribute to the cost of a doula, instead of buying baby gifts.