We are excited to introduce a Postpartum Check-in service for new parents! Colleen Goidel, one of our postpartum doulas, will come to your home for a one-hour visit to do a general assessment of immediate postpartum needs—including troubleshooting breastfeeding, newborn soothing techniques, mother self-care, and support for safe baby wearing and safe co-sleeping. An optional follow-up conversation is included, if needed. Cost for this service is $100. (There will be an additional $20 fee for families located more than 25 miles radius from the emerge… nest in Midtown Atlanta.)

colleen_headshot_1Becoming a labor and postpartum doula was my goal since the birth of my two daughters, who are now college graduates. My passion is to help women have a safe, positive birth and postpartum experience, empowered by knowledge and informed consent. I am certified with DONA International as a labor doula and I am a childbirth education mentor for Birthing From Within.

As a mother of two, I discovered much about childbirth and breastfeeding through my own experiences. As a certified, experienced doula, I’m skilled at supporting pregnant and laboring women and their partners whether their goal is a natural birth or a medically assisted birth, at home or in the hospital. My goal is to help each woman feel a sense of contentment, satisfaction and connection with her birth and her baby, regardless of the path labor takes.