Birth & Postpartum Doula

What is a Doula?

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Artwork by Catie Atkinson

Doulas are unique birth workers who are present before, during, and after birth to support mama and baby, as well as mama’s partner.  The word doula is derived from a Greek word meaning women who serves.  And that is my exact my role!  I am here to serve you and your family and I am so humbled and grateful to do so. 

Be Love Ed. believes that birth is one of the most magical, yet natural processes to take place on this earth.  I provide services for natural births, medicated births, cesarean births,  home births, hospital births (essentially all births :))– Be Love Ed. is here for you! 


|Birth Doula|

PRENATAL SUPPORT

Before the birth of your child/ren, we can do all sorts of fun, exciting, and practical things to prepare for your labor.   

  • I can support you in devising a birth plan that you can use during labor to help you voice your desires to your doctor/midwives/nurses, as well as serve as a point of reference so that all parties are on the same page.
  • Practice comfort measures  (breathing, relaxation, positioning, affirmations, etc.) that will be used once you are in active labor to help you through the waves of contractions.
  • Discuss things that you w   ill want in the birthing room to create a comfortable environment for you as you as you labor.
  • I am available via email, text, or phone call to answer questions or to just simply talk about whatever you need to talk about to get you ready for labor.
  • Give research based information and resources, as ell as provide referrals if desired.
  • If desired, we can set up nursery and baby areas together.
  • As a certified prenatal fitness instructor, I can coach you through specific exercises that will strengthen your pelvic floor, abdominal, as well as tone and strengthen your upper and lower body.
  • I will give massages (because who doesn’t need a good massage?

LABOR SUPPORT

During Labor, I come once active labor has started and you are ready for me to join you. I am then contiuosly present to support you.   

  • I can suggest positioning and comfort measures to support you through the waves of contractions.
  • I will provide ongoing emotional support.
  • I can assist your partner or any person in the birth room in supporting you with your needs and desires. 
  • I will hold space for you, allowing you to process what you need to, feel what you need to, and say what you need ot as you labor.
  • Assist in creating the environment you desire as you labor which may include lighting, aromatherapy, music, etc. 
  • I can advocate for the you and help facilitate communication between you and your care provider, as well as support you and your partner in advocating for yourself.
  • I am present after birth for about two hours or whenever the family is ready for alone time.  During htis time I can work with nurses to help establish breastfeeding, if desired. 

** Birth Clients also receive:  a free initial consultation and 1 postpartum visit.**

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Birth Doula Servies: $450-$700 (special pricing considerations for families with low-income, birthing women under the age of 20, and military families). Contact me for more information!


|Postpartum Doula|

  • Referrals to local resources such as parenting classes, pediatricians, lactation consultants, and support groups
  • Sibling care
  • Baby soothing techniques
  • Healthy vegetarian and vegan meal preparation
  • Lead you through excercises that help facilitate your body’s healing process.
  • Assistance with newborn care such as diapering, bathing, feeding, annd baby-wearing
  • Running small errands
  • Light housekeeping (laundry, washing dishes, tidying the room, etc.)
  • Help with the emotional and physical recovery after birth

wordswag_1477321849947.pngPostpartum Services: $35/hr per 2 hour block 


Be Love Ed. is currently serving the Atlanta, GA and surrounding cities.  For more information contact Ayanna directly at ayanna.binta@gmail.com or at 678-631-8211.


“Birth is not only about making babies.  Birth is about making mothers– strong, competent, capable mothers who trust themselves and know their inner strength.  “ | Dr.Barbara Katz Rothman