Greetings

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Welcome to Beyond Birth Atlanta!  We provide postpartum support in the form of doulas, newborn and infant care, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorder resources and groups.  Please contact Amber at beyondbirthatl@gmail.com to inquire about care or support.

Services:

Postpartum Planning Session: Together (with your partner or a family member/friend, if desired) we create a customized, unique postpartum plan that meets the needs of your family!  I’ll come to your home and spend a couple of hours with you so you can go into birth with confidence about what happens when baby arrives.
Welcome Home Baby Session:  A personalized session in the first 10 days home that will offer you feeding, soothing, and newborn care techniques to build confidence, reduce anxiety, and arm you with a toolbox of skills to help you help your baby transition to life outside the womb.
Postpartum Doula Services. I come into your home several days per week (generally mornings) for 3-4 hours per day, for 2-6 weeks postpartum, to help with basic home care, emotional and physical support of mom and birth recovery, feeding assistance and tips, caring for baby while mom naps or bathes, and preparing for the remainder of the day (snack and lunch, prep, etc.).  My current fee is $22/hr for all contracts signed June 1st and later.
 (fees are for locations within 20 miles of upper midtown Atlanta, $20+ surcharge for distance further)

 

What is the role of a CAPPA postpartum doula?

    • Provide non-biased emotional, physical, and informational support during the postpartum period
    • Encourage the family to seek care that reflects their values and needs
    • Models and teaches effective communication
    • Encourage informed decision making
    • Support the physical and emotional healing of the mother
    • Provide information on care options and resources for the mother and newborn
    • Support and assists with infant feeding
    • Educate the family on newborn care and characteristics
    • Provide support to the new mother’s partner and/or family
    • Assist with household organization
    • Refer to healthcare professionals when support requires clinical assessment, a need for prescription, or medical diagnosis

CAPPA Postpartum Doulas do not:

    • Diagnose medical conditions
    • Interpret medical diagnoses or clinical results
    • Prescribe or administer treatment of medical conditions
    • Perform clinical procedures, including: taking infant’s temperature or administering medications to infant or mother
    • Take over complete care of the infant, including: buckling infant into car or car seat and cutting infant’s nails
    • Transport any family members
    • Stay alone with babies or other children
    • “Sleep train” babies