Hey y’all, we’re Lauren and Courtney!
We take pride in pouring our hearts into this work, having fun, and showing up with our most authentic selves every day. We are experienced in, and provide birth + postpartum support to Metro Atlanta families who birth in hospitals, birth centers, and at home. We are passionate about holding space for birthing people as they cross the threshold of birth + postpartum, and approach this great transition with mindfulness + compassion. We believe that every family deserves to know their options surrounding childbirth and should receive unwavering support for their choices.

 

When you hire us, you get a team behind you! We offer childbirth education classes, twin prep class, birth support, postpartum support, pregnancy blessings (great alternative or addition to a baby shower), and even prenatal and postpartum yoga packages. We PROUDLY support families in the LGBTQ+ community and families that are born through surrogacy and adoption. Every family deserves a doula!

 

POSTPARTUM DOULA SUPPORT
Our goal is to assist parents as you enter a new phase in your family’s life. We’ll provide you with support and insight in both the physical and emotional changes of your postpartum period as well as practical hands-on support with self-care, infant care and adjusting to your new normal.

Here’s a sampling that is by no means exhaustive of all the ways we can help:
● Non-judgmental support
● Caring as you recover from vaginal or cesarean birth
● Infant feeding support
● Implementing systems in your home to best care for baby/babies and
yourselves
● Understanding baby cues
● Diapering and infant care
● Baby wearing
● Vegetarian meal prep
● Light housekeeping assistance
● Help with older siblings
● Running errands and accompanying you to appointments
● Resources and referrals
● Screening for postpartum mood disorders
● Care for baby/babies when parents need to shower, nap, or spend time with
older siblings
● Talking about and processing your birth/surrogacy/adoption experience in a
judgment free zone of support

 

Our support for you will be custom to your needs and your family! We’re both so excited
to expand the ways that we can be of service during the birth year for YOU!

Courtney Lopez and Lauren Bernazza

Birth and Postpartum Doulas

MEET Lauren

Lauren is a mother to two sets of precocious twins and two rescue mutts. She shares this life with her husband Tim in a wonderful 1960s ranch house in Historic Roswell, GA. She holds a BFA in Fine Art from UGA and spent 8 years working in art administration for Fulton County Arts Council and various non-profits before becoming a Doula. Lauren has trained with both Carriage House Birth and DONA International and currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Georgia Birth Network. When not busy doula-ing and enjoying life with her wild brood, Lauren spends time out in nature, practicing yoga, and fighting the patriarchy. Lauren specializes in supporting twin + multiples pregnancy, LGBTQ+ families, women of color, and surrogacy journeys.

MEET Courtney

Courtney is an Atlanta native and before becoming a Doula, she pursued a degree in Clinical Social Work. She has used her natural care-giving skills in home health aide for both the elderly and those with chronic health conditions. After discovering the career opportunity as a birth worker, she dove head first into becoming a Doula and has committed her life to serving birthing people and families! She trained with DONA International and International Doula Institute, is a certified breastfeeding consultant, and Certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator. Courtney specializes in home birth and birthing people who are pregnant after miscarriage or abortion. Courtney has taken part in some amazing training and seminars that educate about indigenous birth practices and other cultural differences in childbirth. Some of her most valued education has been focused on the disparities women color experience in the world of maternal healthcare. She prides herself on being a Doula that serves all types of birthing people-from every race, religion, and LGBTQ community. Courtney loves to provide advocacy, education, and support for natural-path childbirth; whether that be at home, at a birth center or in a hospital.

Get in Touch with Courtney and Lauren!

We support clients who choose all options, including:

Medication Free Natural Birth, Vaginal birth with medication, Planned Cesarean Section, The Bradley MethodLamaze, Hypo-birth, VBAC, Induction, Twins, Hospital Birth, Homebirth, and High-Risk Birth.

 

Our Atlanta doulas serve Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Dawson, Douglas, Dekalb, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Paulding counties in the Atlanta, GA area.

We attend births at the following locations: Atlanta Birth Center, Atlanta Medical Center, Cartersville Medical Center, Emory Decatur, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Emory John's Creek, Gwinnett Medical Center, Grady Memorial Hospital, Kennestone Hospital, Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Northside Hospital Atlanta, Northside Hospital Cherokee, Northside Hospital Duluth, Northside Hospital Forsyth, Piedmont Hosptial, Piedmont Newton Hospital, Piedmont Fayette Hospital 

 

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Please note that each doula works for herself and herself only, and is not an employee of Atlanta Birth Doula. We strive to retain only the best doulas on our website, but we are not responsible or liable for their work in any way. If you have a complaint against any of the doulas listed herein, please let us know so we can reevaluate our relationship.