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Emily Knight

Doulas of Charlotte, L&D RN of 8 years

Website: http://www.doulasofcharlotte.com

Phone: 980-349-6967

Birth Fee: Not specified

Postpartum Rate: Not specified

Fee Details: discounts available when purchasing packages

Birth Doula Experience: 12 years and 545 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 12 years and 30 families served

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: On-call doula service

Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? No Home Births

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Lamaze International

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • past L&D RN for 8 years

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Academy of CPR and First Aid, Inc Certified
  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)

College Education

  • AA/AS
  • BA/BS
  • MA/MS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep Educator
  • Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Charlotte Parenting Support Group

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Emily Knight

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Allie

Hiring Emily was the best decision we made when I we found out I was pregnant with our first child. With all of the overwhelming decisions that comes with pregnancy and preparing for labor and delivery, Emily was the support I was looking for. She took her time educating us and made us feel comfortable in our decisions. My birth plan was to deliver at a birthing center, but I ended up delivering at the hospital with an overdue baby. With that, came decisions I had to make that I wasn't prepared for. I was mentally and physically drained after 3 days of labor and my mind wasn't clear to process what was going on. With Emily's expertise in labor and delivery, I trusted her entirely to consult with my husband and to make the decisions for me, since she knew my birth plan and what I wanted for my first birth. I also knew she had me and the baby in her best interest. She kept my husband and I in the loop as to what was going on when the nurses weren't in the room. Best decision I made! I was calm and relaxed because I trusted her so much. My husband loved her and he was at ease with her by my side the entire time. My child's birth ended up being perfect, delivering a healthy baby boy! We cannot thank Emily enough for being so supportive and by our side every step of the way. We could not have done it without her.

Posted 4/25/2019

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Lauren Leak

Working with Emily was amazing. Through sickness and through health she will be there for you! I was having a pretty tough time during this last pregnancy, but she made sure to calm my nerves. She absolutely rocks and is super knowledgeable about what she does! 

Posted 4/19/2019

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Lisa

I had a terrible first delivery. I got lost in the medical jumble and let the nurses and doctors run the show. I was uneducated about delivering in a hospital-yeah I took the classes etc, but when your in the throws of it, and inundated with questions you get lost...I ended up in the OR with a cesarean.

And THAT IS WHY I HIRED A DOULA FOR the delivery of my SECOND and THIRD baby.

I could say a million wonderful things about Emily with Doulas of Charlotte...here are the highlights -

-Makes you feel comfortable in delivery room and never judge mental over your questions
-Always replies to texts and calls (in a very timely manner)
-Available for questions 24/7
-creates the birth plan that fits you
-goes above and beyond what I feel like I had to pay for
-was my entire support partner (as my husband is from another country, and they don’t go to deliveries)

I used Emily for 2 deliveries and am convinced she’s a major reason as to why I was able to have a VBAC with my second and third baby! IF we have another baby she will be hired again!!!

Worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY.

Posted 4/19/2019

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Christy

The experience, professionalism and caring nature that Emily brings to the table makes her an exceptional doula. Her non-biased, agenda-free comprehensive childbirth education, labor support and post partum care have been priceless aspects of my transition into motherhood. Emily's support has truly helped me feel secure in my own decisions as a parent.

Posted 4/18/2019

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Connie Zeng

Emily and her team of doulas were the most professional, knowledgeable and flexible people who helped me throughout my entire pregnancy and postpartum care. Being a first time mom, she prep me very well before I go in for my c-section, took care of me during recovery and visited us at home afterward. Based on my excellent experience with Emily, I’d recommend Doula of Charlotte to all expecting moms. You’ll not be disappointed! 

Posted 4/18/2019

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Chris Thomas

My wife and I worked with Emily throughout the whole childbirth experience. We had her for childbirth education, labor and postpartum help, which she was a blessing getting us acclimated to raising a child and helping us get adjusted to being new parents. She is very knowledgeable and patient and helped educate us whenever we needed or asked for assistance.

Highly recommend.

Chris T.

Posted 2/9/2016

Birth Availability for Emily Knight

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Postpartum Availability for Emily Knight

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