A Doula is a trained professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying experience possible.
My name is Jasmine and I am a professional Birth Doula providing services in the Atlanta, GA area. I am originally from Philadelphia, PA where I received a Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Healthcare Management at West Chester University . Along with being a Birth Doula and childbirth educator, I am currently working towards becoming a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC).
As a Birth Doula I am passionate about supporting women during their pregnancy journey by increasing confidence during birth, overcoming postpartum challenges, and enjoying their newborn experience. The most important part of being a Birth Doula is empowering parents to feel secure, safe and strong!
I aim to change the narrative behind child-birth by providing access to education, unlimited resources and support before, during and after birth. I am here to be an advocate for/with women, address health inequalities in the community and help decrease maternal and infant mortality rates.
Let’s BLOOM a beautiful baby!
Any additional questions please feel free to reach out to me!
Doulas are not medical professionals. They do not perform clinical tasks such as vaginal exams or fetal heart monitoring. They do not give medical advice or diagnose conditions. They do not make decisions for the client (medical or otherwise) They do not take over the role of the partner. They do not catch the baby.
Some people think that they do not need a doula because their partner will be with them continuously throughout labor. It is true that the birth partner is an essential support person for a birthing person to have by their side. However, the birth partner will also require support. Also, many partners have limited knowledge about birth, medical procedures, or what goes on in a hospital, while doulas have knowledge and experience about all of these things that they can use to inform and support both the partner and birthing person.
Numerous services are provided before childbirth, including: pregnancy and childbirth education, addressing questions and concerns, labor and birth options, birth plan guidance, high-risk pregnancy information, induction options, cesarean section planning and more.
In 2017, Bohren et al. published an updated Cochrane review on the use of continuous support for women during childbirth. Overall, people who received continuous support were more likely to have spontaneous vaginal births and less likely to have any pain medication, epidurals, negative feelings about childbirth, vacuum or forceps-assisted births, and Cesareans.