Please meet the See Baby Doula Consortium!

Jessique Brown, DOULA

Jessique “Que” Brown is the owner of Advent Birth Services, a full service doula agency in East Atlanta.  Que has been supporting families since 2004 and has attended over 600 births. She founded Advent Birth Services as an effort to bring a collective group of Spiritual Doulas together with shared philosophy and care. Que’s vision is to offer quality spiritual support as families begin and grow no matter what their beliefs are.  Que is also the owner of a non-profit called the Doula Access Project. This is a new project that she is working on in an effort to expand doula services to families regardless of their income.

 

Que strives to provide evidence-based information and uses strong communication skills to help her clients understand their options. She strives to coach women through their pregnancies and births so that they can feel confidence advocating for themselves so that her clients can become active participants in the births of their children. Que’s desire is to use her skills to provide well rounded support in effort to bring out the best in each of her clients no matter what type of birth they hope to have.

 

Que lives in East Atlanta with her Partner, Albert, her 4 children, and their dog Indiana. She enjoys photography, bicycling, street art, crafting, and live music in her spare time.

Melissa Colatosti, DOULA

As a doula I believe in empowering parents to seek out evidence based information and ask questions to make informed decisions that are best for their unique circumstances and desires. I am a cheerleader, a shoulder to cry on, a source for information, a listening ear, a masseuse, a friend experienced in all things “birth”, and the nonjudgmental support you wish your sister, mom, or mother in law would be. In short, I bring “the village” back to the childbearing year.

To learn more about my services and experience please go to www.yourvoyagebirth.com

Shaconna Haley, DOULA

I have over 20 years of experience working with girls and women’s transition and reproductive empowerment and life coaching. As a strategic empowerment consultant, pregnancy coach, prenatal and birth doula (DONA trained) and researcher on the maternal-child health and reproductive life cycle, I provide prenatal education, childbirth support and transition work for women and families for overall wellness. I obtained a B.A. in Psychology, M.A. degree in Counseling Psychology and M.A. in Sociology, specializing in sociology of birth. I combined knowledge of sociological, psychological and development theory with independent study of culture, rites of passage, spiritual healing, empowerment, authoritative voice and life coaching in the conceptualization and creation of Inner Light Holistic Prenatal& Birth Doula Services. Through InnerLight, I am called to support women and their birth partners with one simple vision: to build a community where women are empowered by the knowledge that their bodies were designed to bring forth life and her birthing decisions are supported by her community. This transformative experience of pregnancy and childbirth is met with my tender, compassionate heart of doula support and a continuity of care from preconception through post-partum.

Shaconna Haley, M.A.
Holistic Prenatal & Birth Doula
InnerLight Holistic Prenatal & Birth Doula Services, LLC
Email: innerlightsmh@gmail.com
Cell: 571-435-0994
Website: http://innerlightsmh.wixsite.com/innerlightcoachdoula

Mary Hanks, DOULA

I have been passionate about birth, babies, and breastfeeding for most of my life, beginning with the birth of my own children. It was the empowering birth of my second son in a birthing center more than thirty years ago that planted the seed to one day do what I do today. My next birth to my one and only daughter, with Atlanta midwives in another birthing center, was equally powerful and it was her that has encouraged me to go after this dream of becoming a doula. As I was studying for my certification and reading books from Ina May Gaskin, I passed these on to my daughter. Even before she was pregnant, she knew that she wanted to us to go to The Farm in Summertown, TN to have her first child. So, in January of 2016, I joined her and her husband for a month, living in a cabin, in the woods of this birthing mecca. It was truly an experience of a lifetime!

My husband and I live in the Gwinnett county area with our youngest son who is attending college in Atlanta. We have been married for twenty years and have been a part of North Point Community Church for most of those years. In addition to being a doula, mom, and Grammy, I love gardening, cooking and entertaining, sewing and art.

My certification is through DONA International and continue to hone my skills, deepen my understanding of pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding through continuing education classes, extensive reading, and study. In addition, I have also attended the Hypnobabies Childbirth Classes. I serve families in the greater Atlanta, Gainesville and Athens area.

Taylor Humble, DOULA

I’m Taylor and I’ve been a doula with Labor of Love for a year. I am a mother to one spectacular little boy, and my birth experience with him quickly taught me that birth is messy, miraculous, and beautiful, no matter the circumstances. After giving birth to my son I realized that supporting pregnant women and new mothers was something I wanted in my life. I found out I could become a labor doula, and have had a great support system in the birth community to get me this far. I hope to be a supportive, encouraging part of the most amazing day of your life.

Taylor Humble, Labor Doula

Kristen Johnson, DOULA

I’m Kristen Johnson and have been a doula with Labor of Love for three years. I’ve attended as well as supported, many different types of births as I believe that women should receive support regardless of how they choose to give birth. In addition to my role as a doula, I am also a wife and mother. I believe that women are entitled to and should have the empowering birth that they deserve and I would be honored if I am given the privilege to be a part of that process.

Kristen Johnson, CD (DONA) Labor Doula

YOLANDA KADIMA, DOULA

Yolanda Kadima, doula, lactation consultant and childbirth educator, is a holistically focused, homeschooling mother of 4 breastfed children, including a set of twins. Now that her children are older, Yolanda enjoys guiding new and seasoned families through their birthing, breastfeeding and parenting journeys. She strives to offer families professional and skilled services with a personal and comforting flair. She runs her business serving families in various capacities, Maternal Roots Atlanta, from Kennesaw GA. When she is not doula-ing she prefers to spend time outdoors with her family and learning about holistic wellness.

 

STEFANIE KELLY, DOULA

The woman’s body and what it is capable of, both physically and mentally, is a true testament to the underlying strength and beauty of the birthing experience.  I believe that all birth is a miraculous event and I am beyond inspired and willing to guide birthing women as they embark on this wonderful journey. As your doula I will devote my time and energy toward supporting each and every birth plan whether it be at home, in a hospital, or at a birthing center.

 

Like many doulas, I became passionate about birth during my own pregnancy and postpartum period.  Since then, I have felt an undeniable call to help support women through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.  During pregnancy and postpartum periods women have individual needs and it is essential that they are supported throughout this transformation. My number one goal as your doula is to ensure your birthing experience remains positive for each and every person involved in your birth plan. I am here for you.  I will be your own personal cheerleader and your unwavering source of encouragement and support!

 

My professional website is www.theatlantadoula.com

email: info@theatlantadoula.com

phone: 845-453-7372

ASHLEY LOGGINS, DOULA

I have 2 children of my own and had 2 completely different birthing experiences with both of them. My Daughter was an emergency Cesarean and my son was a VBAC 17 months later. ​

I pride myself on assisting mother’s wanting to experience a VBAC, but I support your decision and the type of birth you decide. I am here to empower you!

Although I support all kinds of births and encourage informed consent. I offer home labor support and encourage all of my families to labor at home as long as they can before they go to the hospital to avoid a lot of unnecessary interventions. I am a very passionate and caring person who wants to help families get the births they want and deserve by guiding them and assisting them through their journey.

Leah Pincus, DOULA

Like many women, as I had my own children, I became passionate about childbirth and breastfeeding. I had experienced hospital birth, water birth and home birth. It was because of my range of personal experience (and the fact that I loved babies and breastfeeding) that friends and family kept requesting that I attend their births. As my youngest child began to wean, I was finally able to pursue my favorite activity full-time. I believe that birth is best when women have the support to labor as needed and that feeling supported in labor can have a significant positive impact on the start of their new family.

JENNIFER RIVERA, DOULA

Labor & Postpartum Doula, CBE, Herbalist, Reiki Practitioner, Certified Natural Health Professional

Jennifer is a Georgia native, a dedicated mother, a professional doula and a childbirth educator offering premier prenatal, labor and postpartum support, childbirth education and pregnancy consultation to families throughout the metro Atlanta area.  Her own experiences with childbirth inspired her journey into the birth world after seeing firsthand that information and empowerment can greatly affect the overall experience of birth.  She believes that birth is a natural process and it is her goal to help all women discover the power they have within to achieve the birth they desire!  By providing access to evidence based education and unconditional support throughout pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period, Jennifer hopes to replace the fear often associated with birth with empowerment and confidence for all women!  She is also a certified herbalist, Reiki practitioner, natural health professional, and a proud member of ProDoula, a modern doula agency.

For more information, Jennifer can be contacted via email- jen@abeautifulcreationdoula.com or via phone-(470)222-4374

Website:  www.abeautifulcreationdoula.com

JESSICA SCARBOROUGH, DOULA

Jessica and her husband are parents to five beautiful children. Her journey to becoming a Doula started while she was pursuing her RN degree. She had begun to feel like nursing wasn’t the direction she wanted to take in life, and began searching for careers in childbirth. As she searched, she came across the term “Doula”. The more she read the more she fell in love! Jessica had found her calling in life! As She worked through her training at Doula Training International, she decided to also pursue becoming a Childbirth Educator through Baby Steps.

Her passion and goal as your Doula is to support you and your partner’s choices during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Her clients can count on her to provide reliable and prompt service, support any birth choices. Whether an unmedicated or medicated birth, located in a home or hospital, a planned cesarean or not, she looks forward to building a positive relationship with you, your family, and your care provider.

Welcoming a new baby is a joyful time but can likely be overwhelming. As a postpartum doula, Jessica will help work through any fears or anxiety. Her role as a Postpartum Doula is flexible and can change by each family’s specific needs. To ensure a smooth transition, she will help with feedings, meal prep, laundry, and more.


TAYLOR SHOFSTAHL, DOULA

I married my best friend May 2014 and almost two years later our daughter was born. Several years studying Biology for my bachelors and I was an expert on how to do research. This created the confidence to achieve the natural water birth that transformed me from a woman into a mother. I very quickly realized that “it takes a village” was incredibly true and that life requires community thus inspiring me to hold that space… as a doula. When I am not supporting growing families, the three of us are often exploring new restaurants and farmer’s markets. My favorite weekends are spent outdoors hiking preferably with a hammock. I am grateful for the opportunity to support your families through this transition.

Elizabeth Stubbs, DOULA

Hailing from the sprawling city of Atlanta, Elizabeth began her adventure as a doula in 2012. Along the way she has added skills to her abilities in the ways of Childbirth Education, Placenta Encapsulation, and Car Seat Safety.

Now she is known as ­ The Birth Geek.

Back at home, she lives with her partner, Rob, her own mini superhero, Super Emmy Rescue Dogs, and Emmy’s chihuahua sidekicks, Arya and Julie.

On Saturday nights, they enjoy marathons of Harry Potter, Munchkin tournaments, and popcorn. Lots of popcorn.

http://www.atlantabirthgeek.com/atlanta-doula-about

 

Tomecas Thomas , DOULA

Tomecas Thomas brings with her over 20 years of experience as a “Doula” by supporting family, friends and others in her community throughout pregnancy and birth from ages of 14 to over 40.

Her calling, love and passion for birth led her to further her education in healthcare in hopes of pursuing her dreams of one day being a Midwife.  She started her journey by receiving her Certification in Medical Assisting, Nursing and Healthcare Management.

Her previous specialties were in areas of OB/Gyn, Pediatrics, Family and Internal Medicine.  Although she no longer practices or work in healthcare, she brings with her the knowledge, the language and her experience with her to educate, inform and empower women to know their bodies, it’s design to bring forth life and to know their options.

In 2011, she decided to officially become a doula and she received her training with DONA in 2012 along with being a Breastfeeding Consultant.  Her passion for birth evolved to another level where she wanted to work with families on more of a holistic approach to childbirth and in 2015, she received her Certification as a Holistic Doula and Holistic Childbirth Educator with The Matrona.  She also received her certification in Homeopathy: Pregnancy and Childbirth to Postpartum and Accupressure Massage.

Tomecas Thomas is a mother of 4 children to whom which she has given birth in the physiological (natural)process of birth and her goal is to educate, encourage and empower families to achieve their goals of the ultimate birth experience.

Whether medicated or unmediated.

She provides you with continuous support from preconception to postpartum and to assist you on your journey into welcoming your beautiful blessings to earthside safely.

 

 

Tomecas Thomas CHD,CBE, BC

Omorose Blessings Doula Service

P: (404) 290-5372

Website: www.omoroseblessings.com

Email: omoroseblessings@gmail.com

 

Delandra Vinson, DOULA

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. I have since had the pleasure of welcoming over 270 babies! As a labor doula within the group, I attend home births, birth center and hospital births. My clients have included mothers having unmedicated, medicated and cesarean births, high-risk pregnancy, water birth, VBAC and twins. I’ve enjoyed working with teens, single moms & couples alike. I look forward to working alongside See Baby at AMC and being a part of your birthing team!

Delandra Vinson, CD (DONA), Labor Doula

SAFIRA ZAYAS, DOULA

Safira Zayas-Yasin is a proud mother of four children ranging from ages 14-24! She is from Mount Vernon, New York and has lived in Atlanta since 2005. Safira is the founder of Spa DouLah-Lah LLC, a company that utilizes Spa Therapies along with Full Circle Doula support. Safira has been a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist (NCBTMB) since 2005 and Georgia State Licensed Massage Therapist since 2007 as well as a Reiki Level II Practitioner since 2012.

 

Safira officially began her journey as a doula in 2008 while she was a massage therapy instructor for a local proprietary college. She attended her doula course in 2009 where she attained a provisional doula title and completed her course as a certified doula from The International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) in 2011. As a Doula Safira has supported numerous mothers and families in both home and hospital births. She is also a Midwife Apprentice to a home-birthing midwife since 2010 and is considering becoming a Midwife herself. Safira is dedicated to assisting and supporting women for the  purpose of positive & healthy birth outcomes, the prevention of Infant & Maternal Mortality.

 

When she is not working she loves to write songs & poetry, spend time with her family & friends, travel stateside & the abroad for beautiful beaches and make friends with mamas and babies from shore to shore. In her most recent travels she has done some mission work to Belize where she plans to continue visiting. She is currently working to complete her musical compilation project titled, “The Maternity Mixtape”! She has taken music from pop-culture songs that are known and loved and changed the words and based them around the birthing process, she has completed the first set of songs called the “First Trimester”. She and her supporters are looking forward to this being an on going project as she marries her two passion into a fun filled life work! She is a friend, sister, mother and all around lovable soul looking to be the best she can be and in the great words of Safira, “SpaDoulahLovesYou”!

SeeBaby Doula Consortium :

kən’sorSH(e)əum: an association, typically of several business companies
See Baby is excited to partner with doulas in the community to provide continuity of care by way of labor doula support at your birth. For all patients receiving prenatal care with See Baby, this option is available.

Interested in a doula but unable to find time to research & interview?  Unsure of where to start?

Concerned about cost?

Let See Baby do the work for you!

See Baby’s Doula Consortium is an option that allows for the additional support of a doula at your birth, supported by See Baby.

We know & trust the doulas, now you can too!

Join us for an opportunity to meet the doulas affiliated with the Doula Consortium.

Our goal is to reinforce your support system during this time of transition for our team.

If you are , please join us for an opportunity to meet your Doula Team in our office:

4th Tuesday of each month @ 6pm (suite 1165)


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