"Her ability to comfort me before, during, and after labor was exactly what I had hoped for and she completely exceeded my expectation." - Casey Taylor
Specialties: Childbirth Education, Breastfeeding
Age 3, little lady with a bow.
Alexa Gumm is the mother of four daughters, all born at home, and has been a birth doula since 2010. She is a Birth Boot Camp DOULA Trainer and is part of the company’s Headquarters Team and Advisory Board. Alexa teaches our Birth Boot Camp class series in Roswell.
Accepting inquiries for birthdays in Atlanta and Roswell for 2017 and 2018.
Her meeting location is Crazy Love Coffee House at 1088 Canton Street, Roswell, GA 30075. Alexa supports birthdays at the following hospitals:
Northside Hospital (Atlanta, Cherokee, and Forsyth)
Gwinnett Medical Center (Duluth and Lawrenceville)
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (Gainesville)
WellStar (Kennestone, North Fulton, and Atlanta)
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Emory Johns Creek
Piedmont Healthcare (Atlanta)
Get To Know Alexa
- She has four girls, which she and her husband call the Gummettes, much to their chagrin.
- Her favorite movie is Steel Magnolias.
- She actually likes Circus Peanuts.
What helped shape your attitude towards birth? Long before I birthed my own girls, I stumbled upon the story of an empowering birth. I knew then that birth could be an incredible experience and one I wanted to fully embrace and learn about. My four births were joyous occasions where I felt supported and loved, all experiences that I cherish. My hope is for all women to have that same kind of positive and transformative birth experience.
What inspired you to become a doula? After the birth of my fourth child, I knew I couldn’t walk away from the birth world! I trained to become a doula and have enjoyed accompanying the journey from woman to mother and couple to family ever since. I can’t imagine not being involved in this process with families. I love what I do!
What do you most love about being a doula? People usually like sleep, but I can honestly say I adore getting the “We think we need you!” call in the middle of the night! Not only do I thrive on this part of the doula lifestyle, I also just love talking and listening to women. I actually like answering the calls, questions, and concerns of my doula clients, because I’ve been that pregnant mom too and I know how important those questions can be. I want every one of my clients to know there is a special place in my heart just for them. It is fantastic when clients become dear friends and it actually happens quite often!
What do you most want for your doula clients? Most of all, I want my clients to feel that doula care has made a difference in their birth day. I have found that no matter how long a birth is or how the story eventually unfolds, if a woman has felt heard, supported and cared for, ultimately, she will remember her birth more positively and that develops a better postpartum and a happier new mommy. If I can help create that feeling, then everything we did together was worth it.