Testimonial for Elysia Douglas

Elysia was instrumental in my birthing experience being positive. When I first met her, I immediately knew she was the person I would want to be my support, informative resource, and ally during labor & birth. She was able to listen to the role that we needed her to play and fulfill that role immaculately. As a first time mom with a background in biology, I had done a lot of research and made a number of decisions regarding the birth I felt was best for my family and for me. That fact, coupled with my personality, assured me that we needed the support of a doula and would not do well someone very overbearing. Simply stated, I needed the space to experience my labor and the delivery of my child, in my way, but still wanted to feel supported in my natural birth choices, especially in a hospital setting. Elysia was able to answer any questions, offer reading materials, and connect us with additional resources. She respected any decisions we had already made, and during labor, she supported both of us while still giving us space.

In the end, our natural hospital birth did not go quite as we had planned. After 3 days in labor in which Elysia helped me exhaust all avenues to encourage labor along and avoid interventions, we ended up with a caesarean, but I never felt that I lost control of my experience. Elysia was there to make sure things did not go too fast, nothing happened without our informed consent, and we were not under any pressure from hospital staff. She was the advocate for the experience of which I had been dreaming. Caring, informed, supportive, intuitive, and a great personality, I have to say that Elysia is fulfilling her calling in being a doula.

-Rachel Lewis

September 27, 2013

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Elysia Douglas

Atlanta Family Doulas

Birth Fee: $1750

Postpartum Rate: $40

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Birth Fee: $1750

Postpartum Rate: $40

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