"Who wants to be the first person to write a review for Jaimy?" - Cynthya Dzialo
Specialties: Postpartum and Newborn Care, Birth and Labor Preparation
Celebrating her first birthday!
Jaimy was born and raised in the Midwest, lived in Chicago for 5 years and recently relocated to Atlanta from Seattle. She worked as a nanny for over 8 years and began her transition into birth work in 2012. She is a certified birth and postpartum doula through DONA and Childbirth International. She is currently working on becoming a Certified Professional Midwife.
Accepting inquiries for birthdays in 2017 and 2018.
Her meeting location is Joe's Coffee at 510 Flat Shoals Rd, SE, Atlanta, GA 30316. Jaimy supports birthdays at the following hospitals:
Northside Hospital (Atlanta)
Piedmont Healthcare (Atlanta)
Emory University Hospital Midtown
DeKalb Medical (Decatur)
WellStar (Atlanta, North Fulton, and Kennestone)
Gwinnett Medical Center (Duluth and Lawrenceville)
Get To Know Jaimy
- She had a pet raccoon as a child.
- She loves salsa dancing and has been known to saber champagne bottles.
- She always prefers pie over cake. On her 28th birthday, she held a "best pie" contest that featured both sweet and savory pies.
A lot of women seem to decide to become a doula once they have had a child. Do you feel like this affects your ability to work as a doula? Absolutely not. I have been taking care of newborns since I was 11. When my aunts gave birth I was sent over to help. They referred to me as the baby whisperer. The more families I work with, the more I learn how to better support the next family. I don’t have any preconceived ideas of how a mother should feel during labor and believe that every family has unique needs. I provide unbiased educational support to help people decide what’s best for their family.
A birth and postpartum doula are two different roles. Is there one that you prefer over the other? I don't prefer one type of support over the other, but I very much like to switch my roles to keep it interesting. I like the spontaneous side of being on-call and the excitement of welcoming a new life into the world! It’s nice to change to the less adrenalin-pumping, more predictable work of newborn care and helping families learn how to take care of a new person. I really enjoy watching their transformation.
What’s your favorite part about being a doula? The time around having a baby is such an important time and feel honored to be welcomed into that space. I like providing help in making the transition to parenthood a little less complicated and giving parents the information they need to anticipate upcoming events and feel prepared to take them head on.