Specialties: Sibling Care, Postpartum Parent and Newborn Care
Daddy's little girl!
Kalpana offers labor support to families who also engage her for infant care after delivery. She is an infant care specialist and certified labor doula with ProDoula. Kalpana believes in the importance of empowering parents through education and unconditional support throughout pregnancy, labor and postpartum.
Accepting inquiries for birthdays in the areas of Atlanta, Marietta and Johns Creek.
Her interview location is Starbucks located in Marietta, GA.
Get To Know Kalpana
When she was a baby and toddler, her nickname was Muhammad Ali because of all the “muscles” (ie..rolls) in her arms and her dad's enthusiasm for boxing.
Kalpana has worked with horses since she was 13 and looks forward to the day when her family can have their own small farm complete with horses, chickens, goats, pigs, and more!
Kalpana graduated from college, got married, and moved to Atlanta all within and month’s time in 2000.
How do you involve my partner during labor? My role as your doula is not to simply take the place of your partner, but to support the two of you as a team as you work to bring your baby into the world together. We can work to involve your partner as much as you desire. Providing massage, ice chips or water, breathing with you during contractions, and cooling your brow with a cold towel are just a few ways your partner can help. I am there to make this process as smooth and as positive of an experience as possible for both of you.
How do you feel about the use of pain medication during labor? Whether or not you use pain medication during labor is a very personal decision and one we will discuss during your prenatal visit, but can always revisit during labor as well. Should you decide that you desire an unmedicated birth, I will support you in that goal. If at any point you feel like you need medication to manage your pain, that decision is yours to make. My job is to support your needs and desires, completely free of judgement, and maintain a calm, comforting space for you to labor in.
What inspired you to become a doula? By the time of my third birth, I was determined to be more "in control" than the previous two by knowing what I wanted and making my wishes and expectations very clear--to myself, my partner, and the care providers. Childbirth is a miracle in and of itself, and every woman deserves the chance to make her birth story her very own. It was then that I realized I could help empower women to educate themselves and support them to create the labor they truly desire.
What kind of help can you offer after our baby is born? Immediately after your baby is born, I can assist you in getting baby to latch (if you are breastfeeding). However you choose to feed your baby, my goal will be for you to begin bonding with your baby as soon as possible. I am also a trained Postpartum Doula which means that once you are at home with your baby, I can provide invaluable hands-on support. Speeding up your healing, helping with baby care, meal prep, and light household chores are just a few ways I can support you at home.