$500 to $750
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 3
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Northside Hospital Atlanta, Emory Decatur Hospital, Atlanta Medical Center, North Fulton Hospital, Northside Hospital Cherokee, Kennestone Hospital, Northside Hospital Gwinnett, Piedmont Hospital Atlanta, Emory Midtown
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Atlanta Birth Center
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Embrace Refugee Birth Support- Volunteer labor doula Georgia Birth Network- Member Atlanta Birth Center- Sponsorship Committee
***Now offering virtual doula support options! *** Dedicated to empowering mothers by facilitating couple and medical professional communication, supporting mothers through their labor, and advocating for a more informed birth. Full service includes 1-3 prenatal meetings, full labor support, and 1 postpartum meeting. Optional: Can include prenatal doctor/midwife visits. All meetings in-person or virtual, as client prefers.
Decatur, GA Service range 30 miles
I am very happy I decided to use Alycia for my doula. She was very professional throughout and a great source of information. During my labor she was extremely helpful and I don't think I could have lasted as long and perfomed as well without her. It was like she knew exactly what to do to alleviate my pain without me even having to ask. I will be recommending her to any expecting mothers I know.
Alycia was my doula for my first daughter, Ellie, and was critically important for both me and my husband. My birth story is complicated - Ellie was born preterm at 33 weeks due to PPROM - a rare complication that is not well understood. Alycia and I had only our first meet when I went into labor, but she was still able to intuit what I needed when I needed it most. We had chatted intermittently enough for her to know how much my husband and I had read up on the birth process, what our general preferences were, and any pre-existing medical conditions (history of excruciating sciatica). Prior to Ellie's birth, I was in the hospital for about 5 days with early labor and hospital monitoring due to PPROM - thankfully Ellie was a champ the whole time, with a strong heartbeat and activity. Alycia checked in with me during that whole time, making sure she was involved and aware of anything I needed and how or if I was progressing. Once I began to be in active labor, Alycia arrived swiftly, and started helping me through my contractions using a variety of methods, and from that she could tell what support I needed most and preferred, and also helped my husband understand better how to help me through labor. During the whole 18 hours of my active labor, the only position that was comfortable was standing, so Alycia stood with me, continually providing the back support. She was also critical in helping me think through critical medical decisions with the baby's health and my health in mind - she encouraged me to ask questions, to ask for time to think, and to know its okay to say no or to ask for more information to a drs suggestion. Being able to have that mental and emotional support I think made a huge difference in my feeling like my birth story was mine - that I hadn't just been whisked away and treated without my say, that though this wasn't ideal, I still had a say and I still felt informed about what was happening to my new little family.
Alycia has become a trusted friend in our family. The support and education she provided to us was beneficial during our pregnancy, labor, delivery and postnatal care. I had a rather traumatic and unexpected situation, but having Alycia at our side helped us make informed decisions during a scary time. I would definitely recommend her to anyone I know.
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