NURTURING BIRTH & BEYOND
Every birth is special. Whether it takes place at the hospital or at home, vaginally or by cesarean, each is beautiful and deserving of celebration. No matter how you birth your baby, everyone can benefit from having a Doula present throughout pregnancy, at the moment of birthing and beyond. Please contact me to learn more about my services, and how I can help you bring your own child into this beautiful world.
Click here to read the testimonial from Nichole's water-birth.
& words of love from my birth and postpartum clients!
"During my pregnancy I knew I wanted a Doula, however had no connection to a doula or referral from anyone I trusted. At 34 weeks we started taking a Hypnobirthing class that was a 5 week session. It was there that we got to know the instructor well and really connected with her. Stephanie came highly recommended and well trusted by our instructor, also had taken the same Hypnobirthing classes we had!
It was easy to connect with Stephanie and arrange time to discuss my birth plan and goals. Stephanie was amazingly flexible considering we connected at the end of my third trimester days before my due date. Stephanie took time and was very detailed reviewing my birth plan and making sure she understood our desires. The morning I went into labor Stephanie was easy to get in touch with and so calm. Not having a lot of time to get to know each other there was a lot of trust that we both gave each other right off the bat. Stephanie was such a strong support for me, as a first time mom and my husband during labor, delivery and recovery. I honestly do not know how we would of navigated my goal to labor at home and have a successful water birth without her.
Stephanie is very knowledgeable and experienced, she was amazingly proactive with everything from making sure I had water to learning what helped my most through contractions. She helped coach my husband on what to do real time and really was actively involved the entire time.
Evie Rose came quietly and fairly fast on July 22nd after only 10 hrs of labor. Stephanie never leaving my side, was able to deliver her out of the water, when the nurse and team had briefly stepped out of the room.
From a nurse, first time mom, supporter of natural birth and water birth, I would without a doubt recommend Stephanie’s Doula support." - Nichole J.
“I was nervous about having a natural birth when I found out I was pregnant, but knew it was 100% what I wanted and that a doula could help. I was very happy when I met with Stephanie. She made me feel comfortable and kept in contact with me through each stage of pregnancy. She helped me recognize my bodies signals and how to deal with certain pregnancy related pains.
When it came down to delivery she got to the hospital quickly and was able to support me through each contraction while my partner got a little rest. She helped me to have my ideal birth that otherwise would not have been possible. I feel like she went above and beyond.” - Lacy M.
"If you, your partner, or someone you care about is having a baby in Metro Atlanta any time in the future, YOU NEED THIS WOMAN! I knew we would love her from the first time we spoke on the phone and then our first face to face meeting lasted longer than intended as she got to know it's beyond just our birth preferences. She was supposed to be our doula. But I believe she was more to us than any regular doula. It would be an understatement to say she is passionate about helping people achieve a beautiful childbirth. It is her calling and she is a goddess!!
The labor was 45 hours. Yes, that is correct. Labor. Was. 45. Hours. For real.
Stephanie kept my husband and I sane, happy, focused, and relaxed. She was a great coach through the tough moments. She took care of me so my husband could just get a break for five minutes. She sang with us in the easier hours. She took pictures of really special moments. She helped us make decisions and remembered our preferences. She kept us both as comfortable as possible. She made sure we ate and drank and even slept.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Stephanie and what she was for us. And she shared in the most amazing moment of our lives. She got to meet our daughter on her birth day and I'm sure that's why she does it.
Even our postpartum visit was more than expected. She brought me tea, helped with nursing positions, told me about ways to get my strength and energy back, and left us with a sense that we were amazing new parents. That positivity goes a long way. We can't recommend her enough!!" - Barbara U.