I believe in your body’s ability to give birth. Just as you possess the natural ability to breathe, you are equipped with all that you need to birth… My goal is to help you listen to your body, make decisions based on information not fear, and achieve an empowering birth as you define it.
I am the owner of Labor of Love. I began my career as a labor doula in 2006, almost a year after giving birth to my oldest child and have since had the pleasure of welcoming over 320 babies! Alongside doula work, I am also a midwifery student working toward becoming a Certified Professional Midwife (aka- home birth midwife).
As a labor doula within the group, I attend home births, birth center and hospital births. My clients’ birth plans range from low-intervention to planned epidurals and inductions. No matter what your ideal birth includes, I draw from my experiences to give you the guidance needed to have the most gentle experience and avoid an unnecessary surgical birth. We begin with mapping out your vision for your birth, then talk about your best options among childbirth education. I offer my moms guidance on nutrition and physical preparation during the pregnancy, so that we can minimize the risk of complications caused by maternal health and/or fetal positioning. We also work to process any fears you have about the birth, and talk in detail about how I can best support you and your partner on the day of. So many of my dads have told me they were SO glad I was there to help them help you!
I am mom to two kids – a daughter born naturally in the hospital, and a son who was born at home. It was after my daughter’s birth that I discovered my passion for birth! Since becoming a doula, I have seen births unfold many different ways, and my own labors were both slow and steady & fast and furious. My births gave me a great appreciation for the range of sensations a woman may be feeling during labor & birth and were a great lesson that, yes – every birth is different!
I would be honored to be your doula – guiding you through preparation, offering information and hands on help in labor, and overall witnessing your strength while you bring your baby into the world! I attend births anywhere in the metro Atlanta area. Email me so that we can schedule an interview!
Delandra’s fee is $1190
Contact Delandra: firstname.lastname@example.org