Susie Miles


Susie Miles, The Atlanta Birth DoulaContact Susie now!

Susie is the owner/founder of Atlanta Birth Doula. She is a DONA Certified Birth Doula. She is also a childbirth educator, teaching natural childbirth classes around the Atlanta area and online.

Susie Miles is a breastfeeding, babywearing, attachment parenting mother to a wonderful boy. She had an epidural free, midwife assisted water birth with the support of both her loving husband and a doula. She is active in the Atlanta Birth Community, attending lactation groups and birth related events, as well as being a member of the Atlanta Chapter of the International Cesarean Awareness Network.

Susie holds a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California, as well as a Master of Science in Engineering Management. She has a successful career in that industry and she decided to pursue her true passion, birth education, lactation counseling, and being a doula.

In addition to being a DONA Birth Doula, she is a childbirth educator, postpartum doula, and preparing to become a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC).

Susie is not taking new doula clients at this time.

She will consider repeat clients, friends, and family based on her availability.

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Susie’s Services

Childbirth Education

For schedules and pricing, see the Childbirth Class Schedule page.

Intuitive Birth Childbirth Class

If you’d like a natural birth, this is the ideal class for you! In addition to increased emotional security regarding birth, Intuitive Birth students are 68% less likely to have a cesarean than the average mother. 70% of Intuitive Birth students who give birth vaginally do so with no pain medication.

  • Reframing Your Birth Concepts Learn about the many things you can do during pregnancy to positively affect your birth experience. Begin to examine your beliefs about labor and birth, setting yourself on the path towards a comfortable, fearless birth.
  • Your Birth Begins Physiology of the first stage of labor, including what your body and baby are doing during this time, how fear impacts labor, and how to stay comfortable without medications.
  • The Journey Continues: Active Labor & Transition A wide variety of comfort measures for the most challenging part of labor, including positioning, massage, relaxation, and more.
  • Second Stage & Birth There are many ways to give birth to your baby. Learn about positions, comfort, and why the first hours after your baby’s birth are so important. Begin to practice these with our first in-class labor rehearsal.
  • Off the Beaten Path Learn how to make your birth experience a positive one, no matter what path your labor takes. Explore potential complications (including how to differentiate between complications and variations of normal) and learn about cesarean sections, including how best to avoid having one.
  • Creating Your Birth Learn how to evaluate the nearly endless options that are available to you during your labor and birth, and the merits of “birth planning.” Determine your own top priorities for your birth, and how to translate those into an effective birth plan.
  • Putting it All Together Put into practice the many techniques you’ve learned so far with a second in-class labor rehearsal, as well as a review of the stages of labor and an in-depth discussion of comfort measures.
  • Postpartum & Your New Family How will you feel and what will you need postpartum? How do babies sleep? Why do babies cry? What is breastfeeding like? These questions and more will be answered.

For schedules and pricing, see the Childbirth Class Schedule page. Contact Susie now!

Intutive Birth Weekend Workshop Childbirth Class

Maybe you’d like a natural birth, but you waited too long to take a class that lasts several weeks, or you and your partner have too many scheduling conflicts. This workshop is perfect for you! Spend two full days immersed in birth knowledge, practice, and preparation. The material covered is similar to our Intuitive Birth class.

For schedules and pricing, see the Childbirth Class Schedule page. Contact Susie now!

Preparing For Your Birth Childbirth Class

This 6-hour class is ideal for women who’d like a short childbirth class with unbiased information about giving birth. Class begins with a discussion of how to stay healthy and low-risk during the remainder of your pregnancy. You’ll learn about the stages of labor, what’s happening with your body and baby during labor and birth, and the different options available to you for handling the intense sensations of labor. You’ll learn how to evaluate information about procedures you may be offered, and how to make a birth plan.

For schedules and pricing, see the Childbirth Class Schedule page. Contact Susie now!

Pregnancy Consultation (information already included in Birth Doula Services, Intuitive Birth Class, and Natural Birth Weekend Workshop)
Pregnant? Don’t know where to start? Susie will meet with you and your partner to discuss your options for Childbirth Education, Breastfeeding Classes, Birth Doulas, and obstetrical care in Atlanta. She will discuss how to choose a pediatrician. She will provide many resources that you can use both before and after birth, as well as answer any questions you may have.
$45 Contact Susie now!

Cloth Diapering Consultation (information already included in Intuitive Birth Class and Natural Birth Weekend Workshop)
Thinking about cloth diapering? Want to consult with someone who has been there and done that? Want to see different kinds of modern cloth diapers up close and personal? Susie will come to you and show and tell you everything you need to know about cloth diapering and help you get started.
$45 Contact Susie now!

Susie is not taking new doula clients at this time.

She will consider repeat clients, friends, and family based on her availability.

Susie’s Full Birth Doula Services

I am a DONA certified birth doula and offer support to families in the metro Atlanta area. After our initial contact, we will schedule an in person interview so you can see if my personality and style match with what you think will be most beneficial to you in labor. Included in my fee are:

  • 1-2 Prenatal visit(s), preferably in your home (within 30 miles of 30066), to discuss the parent’s desires and preparation for birth
  • Discounts on Susie’s Childbirth Classes around the Atlanta Metro Area
  • Phone, text, and email support as needed from time of contract, throughout pregnancy and postpartum
  • Assistance in creating an individualized birth plan
  • Labor support at home and/or hospital as needed beginning with active labor
  • Emotional, physical and informational support during labor and birth
  • Immediate postpartum assistance and initial breast-feeding support (1-2 hours)
  • Video and/or photos using the client’s equipment, as circumstances allow
  • Written birth time line to be given at postpartum visit
  • In home postpartum visit 1- 4 weeks following the birth, as desired by the client

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Susie’s Birth ONLY Doula Services

*This package is only for moms who have previously had a vaginal birth or who have taken/are taking one of my comprehensive childbirth classes (Intuitive Birth).
I am a DONA certified birth doula and offer support to families in the metro Atlanta area. After our initial contact, we will schedule a skype/google hangout interview so you can see if my personality and style match with what you think will be most beneficial to you in labor. Included in my fee are:

  • Phone, text, and email support as needed from time of contract, throughout pregnancy and postpartum
  • Assistance in creating an individualized birth plan via email
  • Labor support at home and/or hospital as needed beginning with active labor
  • Emotional, physical and informational support during labor and birth
  • Immediate postpartum assistance and initial breast-feeding support (1-2 hours)
  • Written birth time line to be emailed after the birth

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Postpartum Doula Services

(4 hour minimum)
Susie will do whatever a mother needs to best enjoy and care for her new baby. Susie will share information about baby care with parents, as well as teach siblings and partners to “mother the mother.” She assists with breastfeeding education. She will also make sure the mother is fed, well hydrated and comfortable. (See Postpartum Doula Services for Details)
$30/hr
$25/hr for 40 hours or more

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