Testimonial for Elysia Douglas

As I reflect on my son, Levi's, birth almost one year ago now, I can't help but wonder how that night would have been without my doula, Lysa Douglas.

I chose to have a doula because my birth experience with my first son, Lincoln, was nothing like what I wanted it to be. There are two words to sum up my birth experience with Lincoln: Fear and Disappointment. Yes, I had a healthy baby in the end. But I was left scared, disappointed, and literally scarred. I believe my unexpected c-section was because I succumed to the "slippery slope" of medical intervention. This time, I wanted a VBAC and knew I needed support (beyond what my loving husband could provide) to achieve this!

Lysa and I immediately had a connection and I knew I was in good hands. I went into labor 3 weeks early with Levi...and my husband was out of town!! While my mom stayed with my sleeping 2 year old, Lysa rushed me to the hospital. She kept me calm as she navigated the almost 30 minute ride. Thank the Lord, I didn't give birth in Lysa's van...seriously!

My husband arrived at the hospital 45 minutes after Levi was born. Lysa was exactly the coach I needed to have my successful VBAC! Attentive. Calm. Encouraging. Giver of Ice Chips. Holder of My Head. Reader of Texts from My Husband. Fanner. Doula.

I'm so glad I made the decision to hire Lysa, not knowing just how much I'd need her. She will forever be a part of my Levi's wild birth story, and I'm so grateful she is!

-Julie Mervich Feicht

May 31, 2015

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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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