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Emily Watkins CD/PCD(DONA)

Atlanta Doula Services

Lawrenceville, GA Service range 50 miles

360-628-6860

http://www.atlantadoulaservices.com

Birth Fee

$1300

Postpartum Rate

$30

Birth Fee

$1300

Postpartum Rate

$30


Birth Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Birth Doula

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • DONA International - Certified Postpartum Doula

Birth Doula Experience

7 years and 138 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

7 years and 59 families served


Doula Training

  • DONA International, June 2013

Type of practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

Clients per month: 1 to 6 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Some Home Births
A midwife or medical professional must be present.


College Education

AA/AS


Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother roasting
  • Parenting consulting
  • Placenta encapsulation
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep educator
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Member of DONA International, Member of The Georgia Birth Network, Member of The Atlanta Birth Professionals

Lawrenceville, GA Service range 50 miles

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Client Testimonials for Emily Watkins CD/PCD(DONA)

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Sharoda Dasgupta

2/11/2019

Emily is a gem. She is an extremely knowledgeable doula in regards to local hospital practices and  pain management, and is a wonderful care taker. She is a great listener and always caters her services to what you want. Her philosophy is to support you in the labor and delivery process, whatever that may look like. I highly recommend her to anyone and wish I had found her for my first birth!!! 

Jessica Vargas

10/4/2017

My husband and I are so glad we had Emily as our doula. She was an excellent support throughout the pregnancy and was available whenever we had questions, concerns, or wanted to talk through something. I wouldn't want to imagine going through the labor and delivery without her. Her knowledge of medical practices and natural techniques was valuable and helped us in achieving the natural birth we hoped for. She stayed with us after the birth and helped with breastfeeding and any other needs we had. A week after our daughter was born, she visited us to discuss the birth, answer new parent questions, and give some awesome healing remedies for me.


Emily made us feel comfortable early on. We felt like she really took the time to get to know us, our goals, and understand what would work best for us in the labor and delivery. We highly recommend her to anyone expecting a new baby soon and would definitely have her with us again in the future.

Leah Kelly

2/5/2017

We used Emily to help bring our son Jonah into the world last May. From the moment we met she was warm, genuine, helpful, and knowledgeable without being opiionated. She gave us information and helped us to come to our own decisions on important matters. 

Luckily, My birth wishes were pretty much carried out to the T. I'm sure part of this should be credited to Emily. I was able to have a drug free birth and stay at home until 9 CMs. We actually had a great time that day (sure, it was painful, but special). Emily felt like part of our family. She was with us all day and helped me cope with the pain. She was so supportive of my husband as well. 

I truly can not put into words what a wonderful experience it was. My birth story is one that I will always cherish. I have so many friends who look back on their child's birth day as an experience they'd rather forget. I truly believe having an experieced doula makes all the difference, specifically one like Emily.

If you're searching for a Doula, look no furhter. i can't imagine finding one as wonderful Emily. She will alwyas have a special place in our hearts.

Rebecca Rego

6/19/2016

We feel so fortunate to have had Emily as our doula. From our initial phone consultation, I knew that I wanted her by my side for the birth of our son and it proved to be one of the best decisions my husband and I could have made. Emily is extremely knowledgeable, gentle, and respectful. She really listened to what we wanted our birth experience to be like and was completely supportive of our decisions. When I went into labor, Emily left her house super early to beat rush hour and arrived at the hospital even earlier than I had asked her to be there. My husband and I felt immediately calmer once she arrived and were comforted knowing that she was a part of our birth team. Emily came armed with an arsenal of pain management and positioning tools, all of which we had discussed and tried during our initial in person meeting. She offered me essential oils when I was feeling nauseous or low energy, helped me get in position with the peanut ball when my son wasn't moving down the birth canal, and gave me back massages in between contractions, but what really helped me was her gentle encouragement and reassurance. We couldn't have asked for a better birth and Emily was absolutely integral to our positive experience. We wouldn't hesitate to work with Emily again in the future and recommend her wholeheartedly.

Kristen McMonagle Hooper

6/16/2016

Working with Emily for the birth of my daughter was the best decision I've ever made. Emily helped my husband and I immensely from day one by always making us feel informed and prepared. On the day of my daughter's birth I couldn't have asked for a better support team. Emily provided so much care through her emotional and physical support. It would have been an entirely different experience without her and I am so thankful for everything she did for us. I highly recommend Emily's services to anyone considering working with a doula!

Jessica Spain

12/14/2015

Emily did an amazing job as our doula for our first child. Her calm demeanor and extensive knowledge assured my husband and I that we could have a natural unmedicated childbirth with a good support system. I knew from the beginning that I wanted a natural unmedicated birth, but wasn't receiving the support I had hoped for from my doctor and some of our loved ones. Emily was so encouraging from the get go and helped us realize that birth is birth no matter which method you choose. She helped guide my husband and me through a peaceful pregnancy and birth by providing educational materials and positive support. She was an integral part of our team when our daughter was born and we are very thankful that we hired Emily to be there with us through the entire process.

Brittany Lewis

9/25/2015

I had feelings of great instability in my first two pregnancies from sudden life changes and unexpected interventions, so I wanted something, someone, I could depend on this time around--a doula. Emily was a source of stability and comfort for me in what became a very tumultuous time for our family, with extra stress from situations with my provider. Her professionalism was impressive, including being one of few doulas (I contacted close to twenty) with a functional and current website. She stood out because she has back-up doulas, experience in the medical field, and knows rebozo techniques. She gives a detailed record of the birthing, takes pictures, is flexible, communicates promptly, doesn’t overcharge, and offers payment plans (our home life was chaotic during my pregnancy--we only revised our contract when I thought we’d have to cancel it!). Her interview was memorable because of her energy, enthusiasm, and humor, and what you see is what you get! Emily went out of her way to make me feel loved and appreciated, and when I felt pressured by my care providers, or was stressed, or afraid, or totally freaking out, she was calm, level-headed, knowledgeable, wise, and assertive. She promptly sent me other providers’ information (when I almost switched doctors at 40 weeks, 5 days!) when mine told me out of the blue I would need a C-section if I didn’t deliver by the NEXT day. She explained helpful techniques for use before and in labor and even practiced them with us, and provided great pain relief during labor. I ended up choosing an epidural, and she was a calming presence as I got nervous about time passing with little progress. She answered questions, kept me in optimal positions for our baby to descend, suggested options and explained procedures as we considered how to progress labor, and kept me comfortable and encouraged me while coaching me when we reached the pushing stage. I highly recommend Emily!

Birth Availability for Emily Watkins CD/PCD(DONA)

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Postpartum Availability for Emily Watkins CD/PCD(DONA)

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