Labor Doulas

We are one of the most experienced doula groups in the state. Our group has supported couples in more than 1600 births! We service the metro Atlanta and Athens areas.

Our labor doula fees range from $525 - $2470. Fees for labor services are dependent on the experience level of the doula. Several of our doulas offer packages, and we also offer sibling doula services!

To secure a doula, complete the online doula agreement and submit the retainer to secure your spot with that doula. Balance payments are due by your 38th week of pregnancy.

During your pregnancy, labor
and postnatally we offer:

  • Support and encouragement
  • Massage and touch therapy
  • Support for your partner
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Guided imagery
  • Some reflexology
    and acupressure
  • Communication of non
    medical concerns
  • Breastfeeding assistance
  • A birth story or timeline
  • Position suggestions
  • Continuity of care
  • Photography
  • Pain coping ideas
    and guidance
  • Follow up communication
    as needed

Postpartum Doulas

Postpartum doulas are “mother’s helpers.” Their role is to “mother the mother.” For women who are restricted to bed rest before the baby comes, assistance may be needed. And many times our own mothers cannot come to us after a birth. Or perhaps they can only come for a short time to help us during the adjustment period. A postpartum doula acts as the person who fills in at this time.

She is knowledgeable about bed rest situations, new babies, breastfeeding, newborn care and learning to meet your baby’s needs as well as your needs. You may need education before the baby arrives and she can offer this or assist you in arranging to have an educator come to offer private classes while you are on bedrest. She can assist you in learning how to bathe, massage, feed, and care for the baby. She knows comfort measures and safety issues as well as swaddling and more.

In the antepartum period, her job is to take care of the needs of the mom who is restricted in the activities that most moms are able to accomplish. After the baby comes, the postpartum doula does not take over the care of the baby. Her job is to help the new mom to learn how to do this herself. Although, during naps she will take care of the infant so you can get those much needed naps.

She also takes care of the mom. Doulas do light housekeeping, errand running and cooking. Her role is to help make this waiting period for the anticipating mom and the adjustment period after the baby’s arrival be as smooth as possible.

A list of things an antepartum and postpartum doula may do is:

  • Provide emotional support
  • Help parent infant bonding
  • Assist and demonstrate infant care
  • Provide relaxation
  • Accompany mother and baby to
    appointments and outings
  • Take care of household tasks
  • Prepare nutritious meals and snacks
  • Listen and honor your birth experience
  • Support and encourage new parents
  • Support for breastfeeding
  • Help tend to and support siblings
    of the new baby
  • Provide comfort measures
    and light massage
  • Answer phone calls and field visitors
  • Provide mother with freedom and help
  • Run errands and shopping as needed
  • Cleans dishes, tidies the
    home- doing minor chores & laundry
  • Respects your confidentiality

We offer a three hour Soothing Session for those who do not feel a full service of having a postpartum doula is needed but want a little guidance early on.

Ready to hire
your doula?

Email Delandra or call her 770-241-2078. She will send you an informational packet to review. You can then have a phone interview with any and all of the doulas whose profiles interest you. Their phone numbers are in the packet. You can then set up interviews with the doulas who you feel best meets your needs. At the interview you may choose to hire a doula. Or you may choose to attend a Mingle and Meet to meet us all in person and hear us talk about our full list of services. Many times couples hire a doula at the tea that best meets their needs.

For Labor Doulas…

After you have chosen your labor doula and paid the retainer, she will contact you to let you know the agreement has arrived. Communication via phone calls, emails and texts are always a welcome opportunity to get to know you better. Feel free to contact her along the journey. Around 34 weeks you should have your prenatal meeting lined up. This is an opportunity to meet face to face to discuss your birth ideals. At 38 weeks the final payment is due and this puts the doula officially on call. If you have a baby prior to this time, your doula will do her best to meet your needs, and if that is not possible, a back up doula from within Labor of Love will do so.

For Postpartum Doulas…

After you have chosen your postpartum doula and paid half of the initial ten hours for postpartum and the balance is due at 38 weeks. Then we wait til you have your baby! After the birth of your new baby, you call your doula and let her know when you will be wanting to have her come to you’re your needs after your arrival home. The postpartum doula agreement will outline our complete services. The fee is $25/hour with a minimum day of 3 hours and a minimum agreement of 10 hours. There is a reduction in the hourly rate after the first 10 hours have completed.