Our goal is to provide clients with the highest level of support, knowledge, and care.
Alexa Gumm is an experienced Atlanta birth doula known for creating connection with clients and providers, her calming presence and compassionate care. Since 2010 she has served as a certified birth doula for hundreds of births. She is a Birth Boot Camp Instructor, a Birth Boot Camp Advisory Board Member since its inception and became the lead Doula Trainer for Birth Boot Camp in 2017. Alexa considers herself a “wingman” for parents as they travel the new territory of fertility, pregnancy and birth. As a seasoned and professional doula, she works confidently alongside Atlanta OB/GYNs and Certified Nurse Midwives at North Fulton, Northside and Piedmont hospitals. She navigates the birth process with an unflappable quality that guarantees parent and provider confidence alike. Never one to take herself too seriously, you can always count on Alexa to lighten the mood or create an oasis of calm to help make the labor and delivery room much more peaceful.
Alexa has been married to Joe since 1997 and they have four daughters, all born naturally. She is a 1999 graduate of TCU with a B.S in Interior Design. However, from their first daughter’s birth in 2001 to their fourth daughter’s birth in 2009, all of those pregnancy and breastfeeding journeys sparked her interest in switching careers and serving women during the childbearing year. Despite being a native Texan, she has been a proud resident of Roswell since 2015 and considers Georgia home.
Birth Doula rate: $1200
Christina Hodgen captures that extraordinary moment in time when families welcome their babies. Known for both her technical skill set and photojournalistic style, she conveys the unique spirit of each birth on film as it unfolds during labor, birth and postpartum. A 2003 graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art with a BFA in Photography, Christina is more than a hobbyist photographer. Her editorial work has been featured in O Magazine, ELLE, Huffington Post and What to Expect. Her reputation for quality art and professionalism is known among providers at Atlanta Medical Center, Piedmont, Northside and North Fulton hospitals. After the births of her two sons in 2011 and 2015, she chose to focus her creativity into the realm of Atlanta maternity, birth and newborn photography. Once hired, Christina often becomes the family’s photographer of choice and is invited to shoot birthday sessions, family portraits and subsequent siblings’ births. Christina is also a trained Birth Boot Camp Doula and works well as a duo with all of her Due South Doulas colleagues.
When she is not behind the camera, Christina can be found chasing her high energy kids and dog or riding her bike with friends. She credits her history in endurance athletics for training her to tolerate working long births. Her children can take the credit for allowing her to endure the sleep deprivation which often comes with the job.
Birth Doula rate: $1200
As an experienced certified Birth Boot Camp doula, Kyle Kimpel provides clients with the best evidence-based care available. Kyle is passionate about supporting families as they grow. She is able to provide well rounded care as a birth and postpartum doula, as well as a Certified Lactation Counselor. Kyle, a breastfeeding advocate, understands how crucial the right support can be at the beginning of your journey. As a compassionate and professional doula, she is able to help women birth with confidence. Kyle has experienced a wide array of births both as a doula and mother of 3. Her oldest was born very prematurely via c-section. She went on to have two VBACs (vaginal birth after cesarean) which further strengthened her calling as a doula and lactation counselor. In her free time, Kyle enjoys weekly hikes with her kids where she is continually inspired by their imagination and spirit. Kyle is truly grateful to be part of your birth journey.
Birth Doula rate: $800
Postpartum Doula rate: $25 per hour
Lauren Napolitano is a childbirth educator passionate about guiding couples through the extraordinary journey of pregnancy and birth.
Before becoming a childbirth educator Lauren worked as a Reading Specialist, Classroom Teacher and Academic Intervention Specialist. A Northern native, Lauren received her Master’s Degree in Education from St. John’s University (NYC) and spent several years teaching in New York City schools prior to relocating to the Atlanta area. After the natural birth of her daughter, Lauren was profoundly affected by the experience and decided to combine her passion of teaching with that of childbirth education. The sense of relief provided by her doula support team and care providers--that feeling of being heard, cared for, and respected--forever impressed upon her the wonder and beauty of the birth experience. Lauren’s primary aim is to educate and empower couples so that they too can have a positive birth experience.
Lauren enjoys spending time with her family, reading, running, hiking, Crossfit, yoga and meditation.
Lauren offers a variety of childbirth education classes at different locations throughout North Fulton & South Forsyth and is happy to speak with you about your options.
Childbirth Education rate: $350
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Abby’s moto is “Education is the eradicator of fear.” Childbirth education combines her love for teaching and her love of informing people with the data/resources needed to make evidence bases decisions about their pregnancy and birth. She enjoys empowering couples to be in the driver seat of their care. Seeing couples come in scare and confused of the birth process and leave confident, well informed team ready to work with the provider they feel is the best fir for their birth is a feeling that never gets old. As a childbirth educator, Abby’s focus is helping families achieve an amazing birth. In Birth Boot Camp classes, couples learn of a wide variety of techniques to help them throughout their labor — from relaxation to position change to partner support as well as extensive breastfeeding education by an IBCLC.
When Abby isn’t teaching Birth Boot Camp classes as a member of Due South Doulas, she is working full time as a Senior Analyst at Chick-fil-A, travel agent specializing in Disney destinations and cruises, mom of 2 girls (one medicated birth and one un-medicated birth) and 2 small dogs, and wife to an amazing husband who work as a Trust and Estate Attorney. She loves to go on Disney cruises and visit Walt Disney World (which is where she worked for 8 years and where she met her husband).
Georgia State University: BBA Managerial Science with minor in Hospitality and BS in Mathematics 2009
Certifications: Birth Boot Camp Doula since 2016, Birth Boot Camp Instructor since 2018
Childbirth Education rate: $275