Having supported hundreds of families, we understand that every journey is unique. We strive to help our clients feel a sense satisfaction and connection with their births and their babies. Our goal is to help each client have a positive postpartum experience, empowered by compassion and knowledge.


We are a team—when you hire us, you get TWO doulas. One of us will be at your service when you need it most. Our partnership ensures quality care for you and your family during this special, vulnerable time.​

Birth Services: 

  • Emily works with Sara Tettelbach for birth services. Check out their page here.

Postpartum Services: 

  • Email/phone/text support from the time you hire us 

  • Help with infant care 

  • Breastfeeding assistance 

  • Cooking and meal preparation 

  • Assisting with older children or pets 

  • Running errands and attending appointments 

  • General tidying up and laundry 

Additional Services: 

  • Lactation support 

  • Placenta encapsulation offered by Emily

  • Postpartum belly binding

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.

MEET Colleen


I’m a CAPPA-certified postpartum doula, a Birthing From Within trained childbirth educator and a breastfeeding, postpartum and parenting educator. I’ve supported hundreds of laboring, postpartum and breastfeeding clients since becoming a doula in 2010.

My passion is inspired by my own experience as a mother and grandmother. Yoga and meditation help me to respond with compassion, openness and presence as each client’s unique needs unfold.

MEET Emily


I’m a DONA-certified birth doula (since 2013) and I am also in the final stages of my DONA postpartum certification. I have attended over 100 births to date and assisted over 40 families during the postpartum months. Prior to becoming a doula, I worked in health care and a variety of nursing applications for 8 years, eventually honing in on my passion for supporting expecting and birthing families. When I’m not attending births or assisting families, I can be found doing life with my husband, 2 daughters, and 2 dogs. I love learning about herbs and plants, experimenting in the kitchen and enjoying an afternoon of live music.

Colleen Goidel and Emily Watkins

Postpartum Doulas and Placenta Encapsulation