Sherri W. | Doula in Atlanta, GA

A Better Birth Doula Services, LLC

    Practice overview

    I founded my practice in 2011 and have been working with expectant and new parents ever since! As a former high school English teacher, I have a passion for education that benefits all our clients. We practice sustainable birth work, which means our clients always have a team of two doulas who share call and are able to offer 100% support 100% of the time. Whether you need childbirth education, labor support, newborn care education or postpartum support, you will receive top-tier, excellent care from us!

    Years experience


    Families supported


    Birth Rate


    Hourly Rate


    Care philosophy

    We provide evidence-based care to parents and babies and 100% support with our sustainable doula practice model. Our clients understand informed consent and refusal and know we will advocate for them!


    • Lamaze classes
    • Birth doula support
    • Postpartum doula support
    • Virtual doula support
    • In-home lactation visits
    • Virtual lactation visits
    • 24-hour newborn care
    • Babywearing
    • Placenta encapsulation

    Specialties and Experience

    • Cesarean birth
    • Clients on bed rest
    • Expected stillbirth
    • High-risk pregnancy
    • Induced and high medical technology labor and birth
    • LGBTQ
    • Over 40
    • People of color
    • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
    • Vaginal breech birth
    • VBAC
    • Waterbirth

    Care settings

    • Birthing center
    • Home
    • Hospital


    • English


    • CD(DONA)
    • LCCE


    Pricing packages

    Birth doula package
    $ 1500
    Includes phone, email and text support throughout pregnancy; 1 birth plan prenatal; 1 birth rehearsal prenatal; labor support and minimum 1 hour support immediately following birth; 1 postpartum home visit.

    Daytime postpartum doula package
    $ 25 /hr
    Postpartum care for daytime hours (7am - 7pm) with a minimum 4-hour block. We provide newborn care, breast/bottle feeding assistance, baby soothing, meal/snack prep, baby laundry, light tidying.

    Nighttime postpartum doula care
    $ 35 /hr
    Postpartum care for nighttime hours (7pm - 7am) with a minimum 4-hour block. We provide newborn care, breast/bottle feeding assistance, baby soothing, meal/snack prep, baby laundry, light tidying.

    Lactation support
    $ 50 /hr
    In-home lactation support including feeding observation and troubleshooting and a follow-up call at 24 hours to assess progress.

    Placenta encapsulation package
    $ 250
    Includes retrieval, processing, encapsulation and delivery. Tincture available for additional $25.

    Lamaze childbirth class
    $ 300
    This is a one-day interactive comprehensive childbirth education class.


    Areas served

    • Canton, GA
    • Marietta, GA
    • Alpharetta, GA
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Roswell, GA


    • Dana
      February 16, 2021 at 5:31 pm | Client review

      Where to begin? Sherri makes pregnancy, birth, and all things postpartum seem totally normal and comfortable. She explains everything with a patience and calmness that makes everyone in her presence feel heard, valued, and content. She calmed my nerves and the nerves of my partner in a way that still sticks with us through parenthood. She’s hands-down one of the BEST birth professionals I’ve ever encountered (and I’ve had 3 unmedicated water births). We continued to pick her as our doula as she is now family when it comes to helping me labor. I 10/10 recommend her to any and all expectant or postpartum mothers.

    • Kelly
      February 16, 2021 at 5:46 pm | Client review

      I loved working with Sherri. I’m a former client AND a current client. For our first birth, we interviewed 7 or 8 doulas, and Sherri won us over with her calm presence, knowledgable answers, and respect for my medical providers. Harmony in the delivery room was essential to me, and Sherri came highly recommended from my midwives themselves. In the days leading up to my birth, Sherri checked in on me via text and anytime I had questions or concerns, she was always there with reassurance and information. She has a professional way of allowing the mom to guide the process but also offers her support and guidance when asked. During delivery, she was exactly what I needed. She allowed my husband to be my support person, but she could easily sense when he needed a break or had a question or concern. She provided physical pain relief to me and helped be there for me emotionally during some of the more difficult and painful moments, like transition. She always told me what to expect next but in a very gentle manner which was exactly what I needed to stay calm. Because of Sherri’s support, I birthed my daughter exactly how I wanted to, and the experience was perfect. She offered postpartum advice and support and came for a visit when my daughter was 10 days old. Now that I’m 31 weeks pregnant with my second baby, signing Sherri into our birth team again was a no brainer. I actually told Sherri we were pregnant before telling our families! I can’t wait for our next story together!

    • pamela
      February 16, 2021 at 7:12 pm | Peer review

      Sherri Wilkerson is a true professional, she is very compassionate and understanding. She knows a tremendous amount of information regarding pregnancy & birth, and often goes out of her way to help families feel comfortable. I am always recommending my patients to her, she is trustworthy, friendly and intelligent.

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