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Best Doulas in Atlanta, GA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Atlanta Doulas on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Kennesaw, GA 30160

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5.0 (2)

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Doula View LLC provides soon-to-be mothers and their support systems in Atlanta with doula assistance and wellness advocacy. Founder and owner LaToya Murray-Johnson, LCCE, is a TBI-certified doula with over 14 years of experience attending births and offering emotional and physical guidance to expecting families. Doula View uses essential oils to provide tension-relieving, immune system-strengthening, and respiratory health assistance during and following pregnancy. Its Doula Care Package includes an optional childbirth education course and a one-hour photo shoot with a pregnancy-photography specialist. LaToya has been praised by clients for her constant strength, caring support, serenity, and mentorship, helping families enjoy a beautiful birthing experience.

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Cumming, GA 30040

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5.0 (5)

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Blessings Birth and Beyond LLC provides doula, childbirth education, and lactation counseling services in the Atlanta metro. The center was founded by Chelsea Davis, who carries certifications in labor doula, childbirth education, and lactation counseling. Chelsea's passion for helping expecting mothers through the transformative experience of birth planning and preparation has led to the publication of two books, "Belly Laughin' & Birth Planning: A Lighthearted yet Comprehensive Holistic Guide for Expecting Moms" and "Homeschooling with Heart: A Guide to Creating a Joyful Education."

Atlanta, GA 30316

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5.0 (37)

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In 2013, Cynthya Dzialo came from a unique graphic design and art background to form The Happiest Doulas, offering over 300 expectant mothers with birth support and prenatal services in the Atlanta area. Each of its four on-staff doulas has specialties ranging from lactation counseling to birthing to postpartum-overnight care, and attend homebirths and deliveries at Emory University, DeKalb Medical, Piedmont Healthcare, and Atlanta Medical Center. Each package includes, among other services, one primary and one backup doula for labor support, one prenatal meeting to discuss preferences and tips, access to an exclusive Membership Portal. Mothers who have employed The Happiest Doulas are thankful for the wide selections of concentrations of its staff members, its practical and scientifically-backed information, and the care and energy of its doulas.

Fayetteville, GA 30214

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4.9 (59)
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5.0 (35)
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5.0 (2)

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Located in Fayetteville, Georgia, Labor of Love Doula & Childbirth Services has assisted the greater Atlanta area and its surroundings with supportive, community-based doulas over 21 years. Its staff members come from a wide variety of backgrounds, each focused on maintaining teaching relationships with one another to form one cohesive, well-formed team to assist expectant mothers and their families in every way possible. They offer complimentary interviews with their doulas, employ flat fees to eliminate financial surprises, and hold free Meet and Mingles every six weeks. Some of their services include childbirth, lactation, placenta encapsulation, and massage therapy courses. Clients of Labor of Love praise the company for its care and resources, offering families the information they need to make good decisions and to fully utilize the comprehensive support systems provided.

Atlanta, GA 30340

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5.0 (16)
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5.0 (6)

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Empowered Birth Atlanta has offered English (and some Spanish) doula services in the Atlanta area for half a decade. DONA Certified Doula, Licensed Midwife and founder Margaret Byrne was first inspired by the birth of her niece in 1989 and has been passionate about birth support services ever since, attending Maternidad La Luz Midwifery School. Her many trainings including breastfeeding, hypnobabies, and VBAC support as well as hundreds of home, hospital, and birth center births. She offers free consultations to interested families, and her package includes prenatal visits, constant phone and email communication, informational articles, continuous support throughout the birth, postpartum follow-ups, and breastfeeding support. Other services include prenatal and postpartum massage, Arvigo Maya Abdominal Therapy, Blessing Way ceremonies, and Sacred Sexuality and Relationship sessions that use communication, movement, breath and sound to nurture connection. Grateful clients thank Empowered Birth Atlanta's team for their gentle guidance, pain-coping techniques, empowerment, and compassion.

Atlanta, GA

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5.0 (1)

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Your Birth Helper, LLC, comprises a hand-selected team serving moms and dads or partners throughout pregnancy, labor, birth, and beyond. It specializes in low-intervention natural birth and hosts a variety of training options to help meet clients’ birthing goals. Your Birth Helper has a variety of postpartum support groups available both online and through in-person meetups in the Atlanta metro. The company uses the term #SymbioticBirth to describe the birth experience that blends the natural process with medically necessary interventions.

Compare our Top Doulas

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Doula View LLC
Blessings Birth and Beyond LLC
The Happiest Doulas
Labor of Love Doula & Childbirth Services
Empowered Birth Atlanta
Your Birth Helper, LLC

FAQs

  • Introduction

    A doula is an excellent choice for individuals looking for extended support when dealing with pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions. Unlike a doctor, a doula will be more regularly available for their patient.

    However, to be clear, a doula is not a midwife and doesn't provide medical care. People typically choose to work with a doula while still regularly checking in with a doctor or midwife. A doula is an investment in additional emotional support for the mother, the baby, and any other close family members who need it.
  • What is a doula?

    A doula is a trained professional who gives informational, emotional, and physical support to a mother (and potentially others) going through pregnancy, childbirth, miscarriage, induced abortion, stillbirth, birth complications, and more. While most doulas work with clients for reproductive health conditions, some doulas also help with other life experiences, such as hospice or terminal illness.

  • How to become a doula?

    You don’t need a certificate to be a doula, although this can help your career by verifying legitimacy. Regardless of a certificate, you do need to complete training through a qualified doula training program. The program usually takes between three and five days. After training, most programs require you to attend a few births with paperwork to prove your attendance.

  • How much do doulas make?

    The annual salaries of doulas in the United States range from $28,000 in smaller towns to $96,000 in major cities. A doula’s salary can depend on their experience, where they work, and how much work they take on. Most doulas handle an average of four births per year.

  • How much does a doula cost?

    The national average hourly rate for doulas is $45. Additionally, doulas charge a “flat fee” per birth that can range from $600 in small cities and towns to $2,000 in larger metropolitan areas. As a doula gains more experience, they typically raise their rates to reflect their expertise.

  • What is a death doula?

    A death doula assists with the dying process. Death doulas empower, educate, and encourage clients and their loved ones to make decisions and reach acceptance about an upcoming death.

    People who may benefit from working with a death doula include:
    • Individuals with a terminal illness
    • People nearing the end of their lives
    • Those with a loved one about to pass
  • Are doulas covered by insurance?

    Most insurance providers don't cover doulas. However, some states offer coverage for birth doulas under Medicaid programs. To check if you have coverage, contact your insurance provider directly. It's also essential to ask for more details, such as if you get partial or full coverage, if there's a maximum, and if you have to work with a certified doula.