Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula
Birth is a journey – after more than 10 years in the birthing profession I know and appreciate that everyone’s journey and the destination is different.
As a Doula, I will offer you as much or as little support as you need to walk you and your family through this new journey you are embarking on.
I am a UK Trained and Registered Midwife/Doula now resident in Georgia. I am willing to provide Birth and Postpartum Doula support within a 25-mile radius of Alpharetta.
Birth Support will typically consist of a private birth preparation session (up to 2 hours), attendance at birth, 2 x post-partum home support visits, breastfeeding support, all the email and telephone support you required after 38 weeks or before if required.
Education and Training:
Bachelor of Science (Honors) Midwifery
NLS (Neonatal Life Support)
Charmaine was amazing through the process-pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. She came to our home and walked us through everything we could expect. Although we had taken a birthing class we really didn't need to because Charmaine was so thorough and covered everything we would need to know. During the birthing process Charmaine kept me and my husband calm and gave support when needed. Postpartum was was when Charmaine was priceless for me. She helped me settle back in at home and did whatever I needed to be comfortable. The baby loved Charmaine and was an angel every time she came to help out. Getting a few minutes to myself to shower and take a couple of naps during those first few weeks helped tremendously. Needless to say if we have another baby I will have Charmaine by my side again.
Hiring Charmaine as my doula turned out to be one of the most important purchases I made during my first trimester. Her knowledge and support was so important to me and my husband's peace of mind during and after my pregnancy. She was there to answer any questions I had, supported me through an unexpected C-section, and helped take care of me and the baby at home during my recovery period. I have developed a very deep fondness and appreciation for her an will definitely keep her on speed dial for my next pregnancy.
A consummate professional and a knowledgeable, patient teacher. Charmaine's expertise, and practical experience were an absolute asset to us as we made the leap into parenthood. She guided us from survival mode into a steady routine over those first few crucial weeks. If you are on the fence about whether to engage a doula to help with starting a family or a new addition to an existing one, we recommend Charmaine without reservation.