I realized the invaluable presence of a doula during the births of my two daughters, and that unwavering support is what I now have the honor of providing. As your doula, I take an active role in encouraging you during labor- providing physical and emotional support, reassurance, knowledge and guidance, and a calm presence. A woman’s birthing day is as important a day in her life as her wedding day. How she is treated on this day, and the support she receives, can have a lasting impact on the way she mothers, the way she feels, and her personal view of herself as a woman.
There is no wrong way to give birth. However, I am most drawn to the raw, unhindered process of unmedicated birth. I am also particularly passionate about supporting mothers who have previously experienced birth trauma.
After working in International Education and Admissions for 10 years and living in the Netherlands, New Zealand, New York City, and Los Angeles, my family relocated to Atlanta in 2016. Atlanta has given me the opportunity to explore my interest in birth work. I became a certified childbirth educator with Baby Steps Childbirth Education in 2016. In 2018, I completed my doula certification with Birth Boot Camp. I have a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Missouri.
Birth Doula Services:
A Birth Plan Visit to discuss my role as your doula (including getting your partner involved during labor), how you’re feeling about this pregnancy, what your hopes are for your labor and birth, any previous births, and to put some goals in place to help you have a satisfying and peaceful birth.
Unlimited Phone/Text/Email support with any questions you may have about your childbirth classes, birth books you’re reading, or if you just need to chat!
Continuous face to face labor support (emotional, physical, and informational) at your home or place of birth.
1-2 hours of support after the baby is born.
1 postpartum visit whenever you feel ready, to discuss your birth and recap any details!
Birth Stories Gatherings, where mamas can share their birth story, and pregnant mamas can come to gain knowledge from the women who have birthed before them, in a safe and non-judgmental space.
Service Area: Kelly only attends hospitals inside the perimeter and the Atlanta Birth Center.