I offer a complete package of services from birth planning to postpartum.
2 Prenatal visits which include discussion of your needs and creation of your birth plan
Unlimited round-the-clock access to support via phone, text message and email
In-person support at your chosen birthing location, throughout the whole labor and delivery process with no time limit
Vocal advocacy for you and your personal needs throughout the birth process to ensure the best care from involved providers
2 hours of immediate postpartum support and breastfeeding assistance following the birth
2 Postpartum visits to help you and your child get the best possible start
My standard pricing of $1,200 includes all of the above services, and is on a negotiable sliding scale according to financial need. Feel free to ask about pricing of individual services.
I also offer compassionate advocacy and accompaniment for abortion care.
DONA Certified Birth Doula
Antonea Stovall was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated from Lakeside High School in 2010. Always interested in people and families, she majored in Sociology and graduated from Georgia State in 2016. After getting her degree, she joined Peace Corps and travelled to West Africa to focus on Maternal Health in The Gambia. Upon her return to the states, she resumed her job at a local independent bookstore and worked in childcare at Gymboree while studying to obtain her DONA certification. Today, Antonea is committed to helping parents and families of every description welcome their children in a safe and compassionate environment.
What is a Doula?
A doula is a professional who supports birthing people through the trails of pregnancy, labor, and whatever comes after. There can be a disconnect between the medical establishment and families, and a doula is there to fill in the gaps of the process. The doula’s job is to be both a walking birth encyclopedia and an emotional support for the parent. This support can have extremely positive effects for those experiencing childbirth. If having a childbirth free of pain medication is important to the birthing person, there has has been a noted decrease in need for pain medication by using a doula, and a doula's presence can even shorten a person’s labor.
Are your services covered by insurance?
At present, insurance coverage of doula services is inconsistent. However, more than 20 insurance companies have started covering doula services for their patients. I will provide all necessary documentation for filing, but you will need to contact your insurance company and ask if they will reimburse you for the cost. I can provide you with resources for requesting reimbursement, but cannot guarantee that my services will be covered.
Where are you located, and will you come to me?
I am located in Decatur, GA, and will travel anywhere within the Metro Atlanta area at no extra cost. If you are located outside this region, we can discuss virtual meetings over zoom or travel costs added to your birth package.