Alycia Cullen
Doula
Marietta, Georgia
5 years of experience
N/A
About me

I am passionate about empowering birthing families to actively prepare for childbirth. Through my own experiences, I felt that there was a gap in labor support between healthcare professionals and labor partners. Many birthing people I have interacted with describe fear and apprehension as they approached their labor. Even more tragically, many birthing families have expressed disappointment or even trauma from a birth experience that felt poorly communicated, emergent, and out of their control. Part of my mandate is to know the limitations of the healthcare system and to educate families to advocate for their own birth using current and evidence-based information. Not knowing what you do not know can lead to overwhelming decisions and out-of-control situations. I also provide experienced, trained hands-on support during the labor to create a consistent, personalized, and safe environment which can decrease the need for medical interventions and increase overall birth satisfaction.

Education

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (2012)

BS in Ecology, Environmental, and Evolutionary Biology (2008)

Certification and training

Birth Doula Certification, DONA (2019)

Memberships and affiliations

Georgia Birth Network

Evidence Based Birth Professional Member

Credentials
CD (DONA)
Specialties
Babywearing Breastfeeding Support Childbirth Education Evidence-Based Care Exclusive Pumping/Bottle Feeding High-Risk Pregnancy Labor Doula LGBTQ+ Multiples Natural Childbirth Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Water birth
Languages

English, French

Service introduction

I am a DONA International certified labor doula. I am training for my childbirth education certification and full-spectrum doula certification through Birthing Advocacy Doula Training. I also am an Evidence-Based Birth Professional Member, and have attended trainings on birth advocacy, Birth Monopoly’s Know Your Rights course, and Georgia Birth Advocacy Coalition’s seminar on birth inequalities in Georgia. I am a volunteer doula for Embrace refugee birth services and the Atlanta Birth Project. I am also a member of the Georgia Birth Network, offering access to mentorship and a variety of birth-related professionals in Georgia. I am also TENS unit certified for use in labor.

Packages
In-Person Doula Services
Email and text support for questions throughout pregnancy Access to the Birth Monopoly course “3 Things Parents Need to Know About Hospital Birth” course TENS use in labor (if desired) 2-3 prenatal in-person and/or virtual meetings for labor preparation On-call for labor support after 36 weeks of pregnancy through birth Full in-person labor support during active labor through approximately 1-2 hours post-partum 2 hour postpartum meeting at client convenience Options for babywearing consultation, lactation (*open to payment plans and sliding-scale options, as needed)
$950.00
USD Flat rate