Testimonial for Elysia Douglas

We were about 7 months along when we hired Lysa. My husband was on the fence whether or not we "needed" a doula. Thankfully my nagging persistence paid off and he agreed to meet with Lysa. They hit it off like they'd known each other for 10 years. She's just like that, easy to be around, comfortable.  We left that meeting knowing Lysa would be sharing our birth experience with us. The day of the main event, was a whirlwind. Though we had taken Bradley classes and felt overly prepared for the delivery beforehand, we were both, none the less, caught off guard by the labor. Lysa was instrumental in helping us achieve the labor and delivery we so very much wanted. Later I would say I couldn't have done any of it without my husband's support. He always follows that statement with "I couldn't have done it without Lysa!"

The experience and calmness that Lysa brought to my labor allowed me concentrate on my labor and manage my pain drug free. We had no medical interventions and I attribute it to the support of my doula, Lysa. So many times she reminded me of all the things I'd been learning for 13 weeks but just couldn't seem to execute in the moment. So many times she'd make a suggestion that was the exact right thing for me to do in that very moment.  It's like she could read my body's cues and anticipate my needs before I had any idea what I needed, or wanted. I think we seriously underestimated just how exciting and emotional our labor and delivery would turn out to be. My husband was amazing, but Lysa's calm rational presence helped my to relax and allow my body do the work it was built to do.

-Linda Loo

December 31, 2014

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Elysia Douglas

Atlanta Family Doulas

Birth Fee: $1750

Postpartum Rate: $40

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Updated 3/4/2024

Birth Fee: $1750

Postpartum Rate: $40

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