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Stefanie Kelly

The Atlanta Doula

Website: https://www.skdoula.com

Phone: 8454537372

Birth Fee: $1200

Fee Details: Please see my website for more information!

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years and 110 births attended

Doula Training

  • DONA International, April 2016
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 4

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Lamaze International

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I currently serve on the Board of Directors for Georgia Birth Network.

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Stefanie Kelly

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Ryan Nix Glenn

Hiring a doula was one of the best decisions we made while preparing for the birth of our baby. Stefanie provided a sense of normalcy and calm throughout our pregnancy and was our anchor during labor — especially in the early stages while we were at home. We gave birth at the Atlanta Birth Center and could not have asked for a better, more experienced, or more compassionate team. Stefanie will forever be a part of our family's story & we could not be more thankful for her sweet nature and endless knowledge!

Posted 5/16/2018

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Victoria Steele

We loved Stefanie! She was an amazing help for me and my husband during my 22 hour labor. She was a wealth of information for us with any questions we had about pregnancy, labor and post pardom. She even got us a list of pediatricians for us! Just a wonderful lady! 

 

Posted 4/28/2018

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Vanessa Charles Ellington

Stefanie was exceptional! She was supportive, caring, and patient during all 41 hours of my labor.. and yes I said 41 hours, 30 of which were all natural! I highly recommend her for any type of birthing experience. She has a genuine heart and is always there when you need her no matter the day or time! My husband and I both loved her and wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to share our daughter’s labor and birth with. My most memorable experience with Stefanie was the time I spent in the shower during labor, and she sat outside the curtain the entire time without being asked. Even when she couldn’t physically help me, her presence relaxed me during the hardest moments. She truly is the best!

Posted 4/16/2018

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Pauline Walker

I had the pleasure of having Stefanie as my doula. She's very professional, knowledgeable, reliable, relatable and caring. She was on time for every appointment and responded quickly to all my text and calls. I had a natural, unmediated birth so all the encouragement and positivity went a long way. During labor, she executed every method we discussed, allowed me to be in control of my experience, and preformed any task that brought me comfort. I loved how I was her priority for the entire 14 hours of delivery. Most importantly, she worked well with my husband and the hospital staffs. After my experienced with her, I would recommend hiring her as a doula because the support, positive vibe and care you receive are worth every penny.

Posted 12/4/2017

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Casey Bily

Stefanie made the difference at my delivery to make it a tremendous experience. With her coping techniques, unfailing support and positive attitude, my labor went soothly despite being very long. This was the best prenatal investment I made!

Posted 7/20/2017

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Cortney Winston

I honestly don't know quite where to begin. From the moment of our first shared, all-out girly giggle session on the phone, to the first time she offered unwavering love and support in the face of scary medical updates, my Husband and I have been in love with Stefanie. I could not imagine having gone through the storm of our unexpected birthing experience without her firmly by our side and supporting our choices and rights. She was phenomenal to bounce ideas off of and her relaxing techniques are simply the best. Our 1yr old adores her! She NEVER wavered from a late night call or text, and when we called Stefanie in the middle of rush hour saying "It's time! Emergency!", she actually beat my husband to the hospital! I love Stefanie as a person, as a mother, and as a friend. Her walk with me down this often daunting road of "two under 2" has helped me feel empowered and sure-footed. Bless her, her beautiful little angel, and her awesome supportive husband!

We've thanked her a hundred times, and we'll thank her a hundred times more. We can't sing her praises enough!

Posted 7/6/2017

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Julia Baker

Stefanie is simply awesome all around. My husband and I are incredibly grateful that she was there to support us throughout the birth process.

We thoroughly enjoyed our at-home visits-- she is a wealth of information and was able to get my husband to not only pay attention but actually be interested in what we were learning! The sessions were helpful for us both so we had an idea of what to expect and how we could support each other throughout.  I was able to relax the last several weeks of pregnancy knowing that Stefanie had helped me prepare for birth and that she was there if anything came up.

When the big day arrived, Stefanie met us at the hospital and brought a much needed energy to the labor and delivery room the moment she walked in (despite the fact it was 4 in the morning)!  She helped me feel comfortable with the decisions I made during labor and helped me through some frightening situations that arose with the baby.  The photos she took during delivery and shortly after captured many wonderful moments I never want to forget.

Overall, Stefanie was great fun, a wonderful support, and the perfect encouragement we needed to approach our baby's birth with confidence and a sense of calm I didn't know was possible for childbirth! She provided exactly what we needed when we needed it.

Posted 4/19/2017

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Wendy Wanyama

Stefanie was amazing throughout the whole experience. We are glad we had her support and guidance especially since we are first time parents. She seemed to know what to do while being respectful At the same time. We found her a little last minute but everything worked out, she is super flexible. We recommend her and would definitely use her again. Thank you Stefanie!

Posted 2/13/2017

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Bridget Yeagley

My husband and I hired Stefanie to help us navigate the birth process of our first born. We both participated in a lengthy natural childbirth class, but we still felt we wanted additional support deciding to give birth at a local hospital. I am thankful we decided to hire Stefanie As our Doula since she never disappointed from start to finish. We met with her twice prior to us going into labor. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with our questions pertaining to birth and the interventions that may be offered, and she was more than gracious with my many questions leading up to the big day. She is very prompt and dilligent about responding to your questions as well. I got anxious nearing my 42 week mark as my OB practice pushes for induction at that time.  She continued to remind me of my options and facts of induction not to mention she helped me feel at ease. We ended up needing cervical ripening agents and were admitted to the hospital earlier than desired. Stephanie was so kind and patient with us- we had to call her a few times since my body was not kicking into gear right away. She maintained a professional demeanor at all times even while called at 3 am on the 3rd day! I ended up delivering my daughter without an epidural or pain medication. Not everything went perfectly but at the end of the day this was my ultimate goal! Stefanie was an angel by my side and I was  reassured with her there to talk about our options as the labor progressed. She never hesitated with any request that I had- Knowledgable with various birth positions and pain relief. My husband is thankful she was there to be with me allowing him to sneak out for food and fresh air Etc. Last but not least- I'm so grateful she took many pictures immediately following the birth of our daughter- I adore the pic of my husband cutting her cord. And the candid picture of pure joy on my face holding her. Stephanie is a gentle spirit and she certainly has found her calling! 

Posted 2/7/2017

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Kristin Strickland

Stefanie was incredible! I had an "easy" uneventful birth with a planned epidural, but I'm so glad we had her. She was always respectful of our decisions and there to offer the most up to date evidence based information when we needed guidance. She has a distinct ability to know when and how to provide distractions, when to step in with support, and when to step back and give mom some quiet time. It is apparent that she takes her career very seriously, familiarizing herself with the latest knowledge in all things pregnancy, birth, infant care, breastfeeding, cloth diapering, and even baby wearing. I highly recommend her and hope to eventsully have her there for baby number 2!

Posted 11/21/2016

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