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Found 8 Pros in South Fulton, GA, USA | Lactation support
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Families served
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Liliana Delgado-Garcia

Acworth, GA

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 2 families supported • 1 years experience

Hello momma's in the Northern Georgia area! My name is Liliana aka Lily. I am a DONA trained birth and breastfeeding doula. Currently working on my full certification with DONA. I am a mother to 3 beautiful boys whom I have laboured all completely different. My first baby was born via cesarean birth, 2nd was my hospital epidural VBAC birth and 3rd was my homebirth baby. Gave birth in 3 different scenarios and loved all 3 of them. I've always been obsessed with birthing and pregnancy! Once I had my children I KNEW I wanted to be there to support someone along THEIR birthing journey. I want to be there for YOU and YOUR birthing wishes and how YOU Invision it to be.

Care philosophy

I believe that birth is a god given ability. God made us to labor and labor in our own special way. As a doula I will there for you when you need me to help you in every step of the way from the beginning to the end and beyond

Areas served

  • Cartersville
  • Acworth
  • Woodstock
  • Canton
  • Holly Springs
  • Marietta
  • Kennesaw
$ flexible
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Robin Gause

Atlanta, GA

0 reviews • 209 families supported • 14 years experience

0 reviews • 209 families supported • 14 years experience

USDI Village was started in 2008. As a Doula, ( birth and postpartum) I served my community in helping bring children in to a peaceful atmosphere that binds families together. I am also a birth assistant studying to be a community birth midwife. I also make lactation visits and encapsulate placentas. I have been in this field since 2007. Come join the village.

Care philosophy

We at USDI Village believe that It takes a village to raise a child. Regardless of social economic background.

Areas served

  • Douglasville, carrollton, villa rica, roswell
  • Town town Atlanta
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Sherri Wilkerson

Atlanta, GA

3 reviews • 300 families supported • 10 years experience

3 reviews • 300 families supported • 10 years experience

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!

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!

Areas served

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

Reviews

  • 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.

$ flexible
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Stephanie Wagner

Kennesaw, GA

3 reviews • 70 families supported • 4 years experience

3 reviews • 70 families supported • 4 years experience

Hi, my name is Stephanie and I am a DONA certified Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, certified Lactation Educator Counselor, certified CPR Instructor, certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, and certified Happiest Baby Educator. My husband Jeff and I have been married for 23 years and we live north of Atlanta with our son Hunter. When I am not with clients, I enjoy hiking, sewing, going to the gym, and spending time with my family Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, I spent the previous 20 years of my life working in the medical-office field, beginning as a filing clerk and working my way up to billing manager and eventually office manager, which included the management of an OB/GYN practice in the Northside Hospital area. When my husband and I decided to become parents ourselves, we struggled with infertility issues, which resulted in us consulting a reproductive specialist. After weighing all the options, we decided to try In-Vitro Fertilization in order to conceive our son. It was a long and difficult process, but we are forever grateful to the physician and his practice along with the never ending support we received from our family, friends, and coworkers. When a longtime childhood friend asked me to support her during the home birth of her second child as well as photograph the experience, I gladly accepted. A few years later, she asked me to be there again for the birth of her third child. A year later I was asked by another childhood friend, if I would participate in the hospital birth of her daughter and be her doula. All three of these experiences had a profound effect on me. These experiences, in addition to becoming a mother myself, allowed me to discover the passion I would have for becoming a doula. As a doula, I am dedicated to educating, supporting, and assisting families so that they have the best possible experience bringing their little ones into the world. No matter whether this is your first child or your sixth child, I am here to help make this a special time.

Care philosophy

I am dedicated to educating, supporting, and assisting families so that they have the best possible experience bringing their little ones into the world, no matter if they are becoming a parent for the first time or the fifth. Knowing that every couple’s needs are different, I tailor the support that I provide to each client’s individual needs and desires.

Areas served

  • Cartersville, GA, USA
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Alpharetta, GA, USA
  • Chattanooga, TN, USA
  • Johns Creek, GA, USA
  • Milton, GA, USA
  • Cumming, GA, USA
  • Acworth, GA, USA
  • Tucker, GA, USA
  • Decatur, GA, USA
  • Dallas, GA, USA
  • Calhoun, GA, USA
  • Taylorsville, GA, USA
  • Adairsville, GA, USA

Reviews

  • Rachel
    February 8, 2021 at 4:53 pm | Client review

    We hired Stephanie originally as our birth doula, but then hired her for CPR training and certification as well as a postpartum doula. She was a fabulous help in all areas from preparing us for labor, coaching me during labor, helping with breastfeeding questions, helping with the twins for several months after the birth. She is the epitome of professional, incredibly disciplined, and an expert in her field. She is also very comfortable to be around, which is so very needed during labor and postpartum when one is so vulnerable both physically and emotionally. I felt so supported by her and would hire her again in a heartbeat.

$ flexible
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Rhonda Frazier

Decatur, GA

3 reviews • 95 families supported • 10 years experience

3 reviews • 95 families supported • 10 years experience

I'm a mother who has encountered varying childbirth experiences such as cesarean to vbac, hospital to home, and assisted to unassisted birth. I utilize this wisdom along with 10 years as a traditional birth attendant to guide mothers and families in making informed decisions related to preconception, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care. To further assist families, I enhanced my expertise by partnering with various childbirth support organizations and continuing my pursuit of education receiving certifications that include becoming a childbirth educator, lactation counselor, bereavement aide, herbalist and unassisted birth advisor to name a few. These endeavors inspired me to host monthly womens' gatherings, annual community events and also train women who desire to become a doula.

Care philosophy

I believe every family deserves a supportive team of childbirth professionals providing collaborative care that helps them achieve their birth and parenting goals. I encourage mothers to confidently take authority over their birth journey, trust their instincts, and know that having self-knowledge and current evidence based data is what empowers her to shape her childbirth destiny.

Areas served

  • Dekalb, Fulton and Gwinnett County

Reviews

  • JAHnye
    March 25, 2021 at 9:08 am | Client review

    I love Nar? She is a great doula and she is very peaceful knowledgeable and creative

$ flexible
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Tonika Jennings

Decatur, GA

0 reviews • 13 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 13 families supported • 2 years experience

I started in 2019

Care philosophy

I believe that everyone who wants a Doula Should have a Doula. This is why I am flexible on my prices but never on the care.

Areas served

  • Up to 10 miles outside of Decatur
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Jamecia Ledgister

Atlanta, GA

4 reviews • 100 families supported • 5 years experience

4 reviews • 100 families supported • 5 years experience

I realized parents did not have the support they needed when working as a nursing assistant at a very busy labor and delivery and postpartum unit in Atlanta, GA. I decided to be the change I needed to see. I strive to give every family the support they need to feel confident in the journey of parenthood.

Care philosophy

Atlanta’s Baby Consultant, LLC. focuses on the development, emotional well-being and education of prenatal parents and their infants. I offer services to include prenatal and postpartum seminars, lactation counseling and labor and postpartum doula services. My goal is to support great parents by building confidence, promoting education and offering unparalleled emotional empowerment.

Areas served

  • Decatur, GA
  • Snellville, GA

Reviews

  • Jamilla
    February 16, 2021 at 5:52 pm | Client review

    Jamecia is amazing! She is not only knowledgeable but a complete pleasure to work with. She, without a doubt, helped to make my labor and delivery a less stressful one. She prepared us by providing constant information and was available to answer any questions we had. She remained present from the time we signed the contract to the time our baby was born, and even after to provide support – this was extremely important to me. Jamecia has an amazing spirit, confidence in her job, and maintains her professional throughout. I highly recommend her!

$ flexible
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Brandie Bishop-Stacker

Norcross, GA

0 reviews • 75 families supported • 7 years experience

0 reviews • 75 families supported • 7 years experience

Serving pregnant women from around the world in my previous work challenged my thoughts on how pregnancy, labor, delivery, and the immediate postpartum period should be experienced. These women taught me more than I could ever put in words and ignited my passion for birth work. As my passion grew, I began doing research on birth options in America, I learned very quickly that the maternal and fetal death rate in this country is the worst of any other developed country which lead me to want to be apart of the solution.

Care philosophy

A birthing person should have the education and support to birth in what they consider the best way possible. I have supported Cesareans, birth with Epidurals, fully natural, Hospital, Home and Birth Center. It is their birth I am a tool for their best birth.

Areas served

  • Atlanta, GA

Lactation Consultant: FAQs

A certified lactation consultant is a professional that helps parents address and solve their breastfeeding problems. Many new parents believe that breastfeeding is easy, only to find more obstacles than anticipated. 92% of parents say they are having problems with breastfeeding their new baby within only 3 days.

Nursing doesn’t always come naturally.

Breastfeeding can be overwhelming and all-consuming. A lactation consultant in South Fulton, GA can identify issues such as low milk supply, latching problems, or nipple engorgement. They also offer advice and techniques to help parents understand existing issues, improve how they read their baby’s cues, and feel empowered about breastfeeding despite existing social norms.

Every parent’s journey is unique, and there might be specific challenges or obstacles in your particular situation. The ultimate goal of a lactation consultant is to support parents who choose to breastfeed their children. A lactation consultant in South Fulton, GA can often save parents time and energy, and also give them some peace of mind.

Many mothers also face issues where they cannot breastfeed in the workplace or lack the family support or time to ensure that their child is breastfed correctly. A lactation consultant in South Fulton, GA can also provide a significant amount of moral support, diagnose breastfeeding issues, and solve latching, positioning, and scheduling issues.

To find a lactation specialist in South Fulton, GA, most parents recommend creating a job post on Meela and having uniquely qualified lactation experts near you (in your budget) reach out to you through the Meela app.

You can interview and chat with as many lactation specialists as you wish and hire a lactation consultant with confidence. It is completely free to create a job post on Meela and find a lactation consultant. There are no commitments to hire any of the qualified and expert vetted experts Meela brings you.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: Answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated lactation specialists near you. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  2. Get your list of lactation consultants: In a few hours, you will have a collection of lactation consultants near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience, and read reviews. You can chat with each lactation specialist to learn more about them.
  3. Hire a lactation consultant with confidence: Schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top choices. Hire your top lactation specialist and start getting the care you deserve.

To find a lactation consultant, you can also browse the available professionals near you in South Fulton, GA and read reviews, compare pricing, experience and fit. Send the lactation consultants you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend reaching out to and interviewing at least three lactation consultants before hiring a lactation specialist near you. After interviewing, hire the most qualified lactation specialist near you and start getting the care you deserve.

The cost of a lactation consultant can vary based on a variety of factors, including their experience, their services, and their skills or specializations. Overall, the average cost of a lactation consultant in South Fulton, GA is $185 per hour based on a survey of 120 lactation specialists in the South Fulton, GA area.

Under the Affordable Care Act, many insurance companies should be covering the cost of lactation services. However, there are a number of factors that determine whether insurance will cover the cost of a certified lactation consultant in South Fulton, GA. You should contact your insurance company for more information.

Here are some factors to consider regarding insurance and your lactation consultant cost:

  • Your insurance provider
  • Your individual health plan
  • The type of lactation specialist
  • The specific service provided

Meela’s network of lactations specialists in South Fulton, GA offer both in-home lactation support sessions or virtual lactation support sessions. Both types of sessions typically last between 1 and 3 hours. In your sessions, your lactation specialist will spend time understanding the issues you are facing and work with you and your baby to diagnose the issues have and also provide specific guidance and hands-on practice and exercises.

Lactation consultants help parents understand the best way to comfortably breastfeed their baby and help them navigate breastfeeding social norms. They can also help reduce stress and anxiety about breastfeeding, or help with specific challenges (such as breastfeeding twins, for example). Other parents might just want emotional support that doesn’t currently exist within their family, workplace, or network or friends.

Certified lactation consultants can also help with specialized issues that may arise with premature children or sick children. A parent may not have thought about breastfeeding help until they notice that their baby isn’t gaining weight properly, and finally realize that they might need some support and knowledge before continuing to breastfeed. On the other hand, some parents might prepare with a lactation consultant months before the baby is born.

Whether you are planning ahead or are thinking about a lactation now that you are having breastfeeding issues or concerns, a lactation consultant can be incredibly helpful and useful for parents.

Lactation counselors in South Fulton, GA can often help parents with breastfeeding and offer breastfeeding advice, training, and troubleshooting. Many of these counselors have taken the CLC exam, or the Certified Lactation Counselor exam. A certified lactation counselor has typically undergone 45 hours of training.

On the other hand, a certified lactation consultant in South Fulton, GA has undergone a specific amount of clinical training hours, which is not a requirement to become a lactation counselor. These lactation consultants are certified by the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants, as well. A lactation consultant typically has a bachelor’s degree in a health field and has undergone 90 hours of training and has somewhere between 300 and 1,000 hours of experience with parents.

Lactation consultants in South Fulton, GA are often working with other healthcare teams in collaboration with postpartum nurses to ensure that parents understand how to breastfeed their babies. Both lactation consultants and lactation counselors can provide support, develop feeding plans, and offer actionable advice with respect to breastfeeding.

The best approach is for parents to hire a lactation specialist early in their pregnancy so that they can help you prepare both mentally and physically. Parents don’t need to wait until your baby is born to begin thinking about breastfeeding support and education.

Some parents might be anxious about breastfeeding in public or feel like they want access to a breastfeeding expert to help both inform and support them. A lactation consultant in South Fulton, GA can also help young professional parents schedule their breastfeeding efficiently so that they can return to work quicker, while others might specialize in helping with breastfeeding anxiety issues.

It is never too late to hire a certified lactation consultant in South Fulton, GA. These breastfeeding consultants can also offer emotional breastfeeding support that can be valuable to those who lack family or workplace support. A lactation consultant can also be critical in identifying warning signs that might indicate more serious growth or developmental issues.

There are many documented benefits to breastfeeding, and parents often believe that it will be an easy and natural experience. Unfortunately, many parents run into issues such as low milk supply, nipple engorgement, or latching problems that can affect their baby’s health. These lactation specialists can be useful for troubleshooting, advice, or emotional support.

Certified lactation consultants can strengthen the bond between parents and their babies through breastfeeding advice, tips, and support. This might include showing parents how to help their baby latch properly, establishing feeding schedules, or dealing with sore nipples or engorgement. A lactation consultant can help new parents better understand their baby’s needs in general, and monitor the baby’s growth and development.

Lactation specialists in South Fulton, GA also offer emotional support and help parents breastfeed more efficiently so that they can get back to work and allow them to better manage expectations. Many parents face issues where they cannot breastfeed in the workplace, or do not have the family support or time to ensure that their child is breastfed properly and with care. These expert consultants can also provide a significant amount of moral support, diagnose breastfeeding issues, while also solving issues such as latching, positioning, and scheduling.

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