Stephanie Wagner

Birth and Postpartum Doula

 Hi, my name is Stephanie. I am a DONA certified birth doula, postpartum doula, certified lactation educator counselor, and certified American Heart Association BLS/CPR instructor. I am an Atlanta native and now reside just north of the city with my husband of 23 years, Jeff, and our 19-year-old son, Hunter. When I am not with my clients or teaching a class, I enjoy hiking, sewing, going to the gym, and spending time with family and friends. 

 

When a longtime childhood friend asked me to support her during the home birth of her second child as well as photograph the experience, I gladly accepted. A few years later, she asked me to be there again for the birth of her third child. A year later I was asked by another childhood friend, if I would participate in the hospital birth of her daughter and be her doula. All three of these experiences had a profound effect on me. These experiences, in addition to becoming a mother myself, allowed me to discover the passion I would have for becoming a Doula. 

 

Since becoming a doula, I have worked with families giving birth in both home and hospital environments. I have also worked with couples who have conceived after struggling with infertility. As a mom myself to a son who was conceived via In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF), I have both the professional and personal knowledge that allows me to provide the additional support and insight that is sometimes needed by these couples. 

 

As a doula I am dedicated to educating, supporting, and assisting families so that they have the best possible experience bringing their little ones into the world, no matter if they are becoming a parent for the first time or the fifth. Knowing that every couple’s needs are different, I tailor the support that I provide to each client’s individual needs and desires. 


 

Birth Doula Service Include (but not limited to)

  • 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 at 38 weeks through delivery

  • Use of TENS unit for pain relief in labor (with signed consent from care provider)

  • Continuous labor and delivery support

  • Initial postpartum and breastfeeding support 1-2 hours in hospital after delivery

  • One in-home postpartum follow up (approximately 2 hours)

 

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

  • Running errands (food pick-ups, groceries, etc.)

 

Additional Services Offered

  • Breastfeeding classes

  • Newborn care classes

  • Lamaze based childbirth education classes

  • American Heart Association Heartsaver Adult/Child/Infant CPR class (with certification)

  • American Heart Association Family and Friends Adult/Child/Infant CPR class (without certification)

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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.