EARTHSIDE WITH EVONNA BIRTH SERVICES
Meaningful Labor Support for Atlanta’s Growing Families
WHAT IS A DOULA
A Doula is a professionally trained person that provides spiritual, informational, and practical care during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.They help your partner help you (without your partner having to be an expert on birth). They do everything in their power to help you achieve the best chance for a beautiful, informed, and empowering birth experience possible!
When to hire a doula
You’re planning or experiencing one or more of the following:
Unmedicated or epidural-free birth
You desire an epidural birth
Want extra support for you and your partner
Feeling nervous or fearful of birth
You want to set yourself up for the best chance at an empowering birth regardless of the way you give birth
You want help navigating pregnancy, birth, and postpartum (after birth)
In short…every birth deserves a Doula!
Doulas are essentials
I created Earthside with Evonna Birth Services as a way to embrace ancestral birth work and create space for families to celebrate this community supported and sacred event. Culturally speaking, Black women have always had companions with no medical training, like mothers and aunts, providing emotional support and comfort during pregnancy. Doulas are similar to these companions. Having the support of a Doula can prepare a family for some of the challenges they may experience as people of color.Click the tab below to schedule a FREE meeting with me today!
MEET YOUR DOULA,
EVONNA N. CHRISTMON
Peace, I’m Evonna, The Motherhood Healer! I’m a professionally trained and certifying Birth Doula with DONA International. For over 10 years my work has passionately centered ancestral birth practices, relationship building, and maternal wellness.
Here’s a simple truth: how you give birth matters to your self esteem, self confidence, the baby’s long term health, and your relationship with your partner. How you are CARED for and supported during your birth has a major influence on how you give birth and feel about it for years to come. I learned that pregnant women need and appreciate loving, familiar people to stay with them, help them, and share one of their most meaningful moments- your birth. Being a Doula has been rewarding, beautiful, and necessary work!I’m a certified yoga instructor and Reiki Level 1 Practitioner. I also provide Blessingway facilitation, photography, placenta encapsulation and art services!I love painting, nature, and children! Traveling is my love language, I absolutely love exploring new places and gaining new meaningful experiences!As The Motherhood Healer, I want to help you be grounded, anchored, and prepared. I will help you establish rituals that enhance your connection to your body, pregnancy, and your relationships. I’m committed to arming pregnant families with pertinent information about your health, wellness, and birth journey so that you can make confident choices for your family.
TRAININGS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Birth Doula, DONA International
Postpartum Doula, National Black Doulas Association
Childbirth Educator, CAPPATrainings and Community Work:
Black Mother & Baby Committee, DONA International
Volunteer Doula and Workshop Facilitator, Friends with Refugees
Placenta Encapsulation Certification
TransMasculine Chest/Body Feeding & Lactation
Certified Community Counselor, Southern California Counseling Center
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Crisis Intervention Team
EVIDENCE ON DOULAS
Doulas can impact your birth in a powerful way. Being able to walk away from your birthing experience, no matter how it turned out, feeling loved, supported, involved, and heard is how it should always be.Doulas help make that happen.
The benefits are not only reported by birthing families — there are many doula statistics and research studies to back them up.Evidence Based Birth® shares these proven benefits of working with a doula that we just love seeing:
THE BENEFITS OF HIRING A DOULA
|Birth & Maternal Factors||%Percentage of Improvement|
|Reduction in cesarean rates||50%|
|Reduction in epidural request||60%|
|Reduction in pain medication||30%|
|Reduction in forceps delivery||40%|
|Reduction in Pitocin||40%|
What’s included in the earthside package
Starting at $1,195!
1 FREE Initial Meeting
2 interactive prenatal in-person visits during pregnancy
Help with birth plan, postpartum plan and provider questions
Access to Motherhood Moon Circle (Mommy Group)
Continuous support throughout labor and birth
On-call support from 38-42 weeks gestation
1-2 hours postpartum support immediately after birth
2 postpartum home visits
Initial basic breastfeeding support
I empower you with advocacy, resources, information, trusted referrals, and encouragement. I offer continuous in person labor support in a home, birthing center or hospital. Working with your birth team, we will facilitate your birth plan and create space for you to labor as we prepare to meet your new bundle of joy. Our birth package includes 2 interactive prenatal visits during pregnancy, creation of birth plan and postpartum plan, provider questions, laboring comfort measures, massage techniques, and more. Payment plans are available upon request.
I am happy to create a custom doula package for you that includes all combinations of the services I provide, including prenatal doula services, birth doula services, placenta encapsulation, placenta Art, prenatal yoga, mobile v-steam services, photography, videography, lactation education, additional prenatal or postpartum visits, or any other combination of services that is mutually agreeable to both you and me. Add-on services to create your custom Earthside experience with me are listed below:
The Motherhood Healer Experience: monthly wellness experience that encompasses prenatal yoga, meditation, and sound bowl therapy in one package
Entry to Motherhood Moon Circles: Uniquely designed mothers + sistas group that uses holistic practitioners to educate women on self sustaining modalities for mind, body, and spirit.
Birth Photography Services
Placenta Encapsulation Services
Placenta Art & Keepsake
There are limited monthly slots for doula support services. Schedule a FREE
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