"Kyle was my doula with my first birth. She kept me well informed and calm during my csection. I couldn't have done it without her support." - Nicole S.
Specialties: Lactation, Postpartum Parent and Newborn Care, Bereavement Support
Kyle offers support to families facing a high-risk pregnancy and delivery. She is currently training as a Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula and in 2016, she completed her Birth Boot Camp DOULAS certification.
Kyle provides breastfeeding support as a Certified Lactation Counselor and works as a postpartum doula with Parent Nurture.
Accepting inquiries in 2018 for birthdays in south metro Atlanta, Columbus & Macon
Her interview location is located at Leaf and Bean, 22 W CT Square Newnan, GA 30263. Amber supports birthdays at the following hospitals:
WellStar (Douglasville and Atlanta)
Piedmont Healthcare (Atlanta, Newnan, Henry and Fayette)
Emory University Hospital Midtown
DeKalb Medical (Decatur)
Northside Hospital (Atlanta)
St. Francis Medical (Columbus)
Navicent Health (Macon)
Get To Know Kyle
- Her childhood nickname was "Kyle Smile" although her dad called her "Catfish"
- One of her weirdest pregnancy cravings was grape jelly on a hamburger
- She was born on a Friday the 13th!
Who has most influenced your outlook on childbirth? My mom had a natural birth with all three of her babies. Hearing her stories from such a young age taught me that how we birth matters and provided me with a positive outlook of labor. My mother's presence brought strength to my birthing experiences, which inspires me to do the same for my clients.
Where did you find your passion to become a doula? The birth of my youngest child was my second hospital VBAC. I had to advocate for the birth I wanted. By taking a childbirth class and reading current evidence, I educated myself on the true options available to me. When I delivered my son, I pulled him to my chest and felt so strong! For the first time in my life I had felt truly empowered and wanted to help others have a similar experience.
What differentiates you as a doula from most others? I understand the unique care a family needs when facing a surgical birth, early induction, or potential stillbirth. While the medical team provides the best medical care possible, they are not trained to meet personal needs of comfort, reassurance or compassionate support. I bridge this gap with my specialized doula and bereavement training as well as through my own personal experience of premature and high-risk deliveries.
What kind of help can you offer after our baby is born? I offer a New Parent Essentials class to help ease your transition into parenting by giving you all the tools needed to thrive during the first 12 weeks of your baby's life. We start with the basics such as diapering and cord care and then get into pertinent information on getting your baby on a routine and effective ways to calm him, just to name a few of the topics covered.