Hi. I'm Haydee and I love being a birth worker. I decided to become a certified birth doula after working for three years at Peachtree Women's Clinic OB/GYN group and eight years at Wellstar Cobb Labor and Delivery unit, I learned that the patients needed more support. The best part is that I was a patient before an employee. I know firsthand all the questions and concerns a new or OG mom may have. I know about having a high-risk, multiple babies pregnancy, an easy singleton pregnancy with postpartum depression, and how bittersweet a rainbow pregnancy feels. It was that miscarriage that propelled me toward  my doula journey.

 

My first shift back after my miscarriage, a patient had birthed twin girls. My dear friend and charge nurse that night regretfully asked me to interpret for this mother. She had birthed a stillborn and had tons of questions. Returning to work was one of the hardest things to do -- greeting anxious mothers ready to meet their beautiful babies that got to grow all the way to term.  Now I had to go empty womb to support a mom who lost one of her twins. This was my “your test becomes your testimony“ moment. I took a deep breath and walked toward the C-section post-op suite, lip quivering, tears flooding my eyes, and a canyon-size lump in my throat. My motherhood journey flashed before my eyes. I empathize how it felt to be pregnant with twins and to come home with only one baby!!! Yet, I eventually brought my baby girl home. I was only in my seventh day of mourning and she was in her first hour. For the next four hours I was her doula: I interpreted all her questions, I set up her chart for the bereavement team, and I called her church’s pastor. For those four hours, I didn't live in my loss, I only labored in her time of need, all while helping her breastfeed and bond with her living baby.


I know I was guided that night by the light and power of the most high. The work doulas do is immeasurable, and that is why I am a proud, certified doula through a great organization, Doulas of North America (DONA International). I’ve held different clerical and administration positions in health care. I was trained by the best clinical staff at these locations. Being a certified administrative clinical interpreter for native Spanish-speaking patients for 17 years, I have learned from different experiences. I’ve spent the last eight years supporting, advocating, and educating new parents and their growing families.

Birth Services

  • Complimentary meet and greet to get to know one another

  • Two prenatal visits to get to know your birth goals and go over comfort techniques, labor positions

  • Assistance with creating a birth plan

  • Unlimited phone/text/email support throughout pregnancy and through 6 weeks postpartum

  • On-call 24-hour support starting as soon as contract is established.

  • Plan and set up baby showers and consult on baby products.

  • An hour and 1/2  prenatal and postpartum massage. ( mobile or in office) 

  • Accompany to perinatal and postpartum doctor visits.

  • Certified B Bilingual Medical  interpreter. -Spanish

 

Postpartum Services Include (but not limited to)

  • Breastfeeding support (or referral to a lactation consultant)

  • Help with infant care (feeding and sleeping) 

  • Assistance with after-birth healing (emotionally, physically, mentally, etc.)

  • Light household tasks (laundry, washing bottles, dishes, pump parts, tidying up, etc.)

  • Spending time with your baby so that you can rest, eat, get a shower, or spend time with your partner

Haydee SalasTaylor

Birth and Postpartum Doula

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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.