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Atlanta area Birth & Postpartum Doula Services

What you can expect from doula care:

  • personalized care and information
  • spousal/ sibling support
  • breastfeeding support
  • resources to aid you through a safe delivery

What you can expect from doula care:

  • personalized care and information
  • spousal/ sibling support
  • breastfeeding support
  • resources to aid you through a safe delivery
birth doula services

birth doula

Here to support all your pregnancy and childbirth needs.  Medicated, unmedicated, vaginal, cesarean, hospital, birth center, and/or your home. My role on your birth team is to mentally, emotionally, and physically offer the support you wish for.

virtual doula services

virtual care

During this time flexiblity is critically important. Try our virtual birth support services.  24/7 on call support, text, phone, video conference, comfort measures, and information to guide you through birth.

postpartum doula services

postpartum doula

The fourth trimester needs as much care and support. While mom adjusts to this new phase I offer hands on help, infant care, sibling support, and new parent support.

Reaching, teaching, and shaping positive birth outcomes!

I genuinely believe birth work has found me. The compiled stories of women I have supported around the world have shaped my perspective on birth and culture. I have learnt that birth looks different around the world as culture norms still play a heavy role, even in the delivery room. I bring this global perspective to each birth I attend.

Moms who hire doulas are able to cut back on time spent in labor, reduce anxiety, lower the rate of medical interventions and improve mother baby bonding. We're here to provide the support you desire in 3 easy steps!

  • 1 Schedule your free consultation.
  • 2 Enjoy pregnancy support that nurtures, informs, and inspires.
  • 3 Give birth and enter parenthood with skilled support by your side.

Karyn Joseph, Doula and Founder of Joy Cometh Birth

Karyn Joseph, Doula and Founder of Joy Cometh Birth

Hi, my name is Karyn and I am a birth and postpartum doula in the Atlanta area. I am passionate about equipping women with the right kind of birth support. Prior to starting my own business, I have spent the last few years engaging women and children as a public health resource internationally.

Along the way I have guided and supported hundreds of women with nutritional support, childbirth education, birth planning, natural family planning, home visits and the list goes on.

I am here to honor and respect your preferences as we usher your baby earth side. I look forward to speaking with you soon!

karyn joseph atlanta doula

frequently asked questions

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A BIRTH DOULA?

Labor support to one’s birth team can yield many positive benefit’s:
• 31% decrease in the use of Pitocin
• 28% decrease in the risk of C-section
• 12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth
• 9% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief
• 14% decrease in the risk of newborns being admitted to a special care nursery
• 34% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO HIRE A DOULA?

A doula can be called at any time during pregnancy however it is best to start the interview process as early as possible. It is best to start interviewing candidates around month 4-5 so that you have enough time to interview and make sure your choice is available around estimated delivery day.

WHAT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BEFORE THE BABY IS BORN?

Plenty can done prior to childbirth, including: pregnancy and childbirth education, addressing questions and concerns, labor and birth options, birth plan guidance, baby registry assistance, high-risk pregnancy information, creating your birth environment, induction options, cesarean section planning, nursery staging and more.

IF I AM UNDER MIDWIFERY CARE, DO I STILL NEED A DOULA?

Whether your decision is to be under the care of a midwife, obstetrician, or general practitioner a plan to give birth in a hospital setting, a birth center, or at your home, a doula is an important member of your birth team. A birth doula offers continuous support regardless of your chosen environment, healthcare provider, or birth desires.

CAN I BENEFIT FROM A DOULA IF I AM CONSIDERING PAIN MEDICATION?

Yes. A doula is beneficial assisting with all births, including a medicated birth. Some expectant parents prefer no pain medications, others want to begin with no medications and reserve the right to change that decision, while others choose a planned medicated birth. A doula offers information on all procedures, including pain medications, potential side effects, and interventions. Your doula will discuss options with you and your partner, and facilitate a dialogue between you, your partner, and hospital staff. The choice to use pain medication or not is completely up to you.

IF I’M HAVING A CESAREAN, COULD I STILL GET SUPPORT FROM A DOULA?

Yes. Even in a surgical setting, a doula is there to explain what is happening, guide you through the procedure, and even create a personalized birth plan. Your doula will also be there during recovery to help with the first breastfeeding and bonding. There is a possibility that your doula may accompany you into the operating room, unless it is an extreme emergency requiring general anesthesia.

HOW CAN I ENSURE THE DOULA I HIRE WILL BE AVAILABLE THE DAY I GO INTO LABOR?

Doulas limit the number of clients taken each month, in order to ensure we are by your side for the duration of the birth. In an unforeseen emergency, an assistant or doula partner will support you in the same professional and caring manner.

SHOULD I TAKE CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION AND OTHER PREPARATION IF I PLAN TO HIRE A DOULA?

The most satisfying birth experiences happen when you, your partner, and your family are physically, emotionally and mindfully prepared for your pregnancy, labor, and postpartum care. Taking a childbirth education class will enhance your birth preparation portfolio.

WILL MY HEALTH INSURANCE PAY FOR REIMBURSE OR BIRTH DOULA SERVICES?

Doula services are usually not covered by insurance. However, some insurance companies will reimburse for doula services as ‘out of network’ care services. Additionally, FSA or HSA may reimburse for doula services. Check with your insurance company to find out what they are willing to cover.

I was blessed to begin my path to birth work in rural Zambia, where I learned to assist mothers with educational support to grow stronger healthier babies.

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