CURRENT STATUS: Certified Labor Doula
BUSINESS NAME/AFFILIATION: Abby Johnson Photography & Doula Care
SERVICES PROVIDED: Labor Doula Services
AREAS SERVED: Georgia
Phone: (417) 225-0305
Professional Lifetime Certification
Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: In addition to the physical, emotional, and educational support, I also provide spiritual support during labor. My philosophy is that birth is not a medical event, but birth is a spiritual event. So, I began learning how to support families spiritually in addition to the support I learned in Doula training. If you're looking for a Christian Doula who will honor and respect you, your birth plan, provide you with information so you can make informed decisions, and bring Holy Spirit into your birth space- I'm your girl.
What led you to become a Doula?: I'm a mom of three, I've had one partially medicated hospital-birth overseas, one fully medicated hospital-birth and an unmedicated home-birth induction. All three were equally as beautiful and worthy of documenting and supporting. After gaining some traction in the home birth community as a birth photographer, I decided to add doula to my list of services! I often found myself as the photographer, also carrying the doula role.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
“Working with Abby was an absolute delight. When I went into labor she arrived so quietly that I didn’t even notice she was there at first (which was amazing, because her energy fit right into our calm space). She captured an incredible amount of photos, and honored our birthing space. We are in love with the images she took, and will treasure them forever!”