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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