Meet Your AFD Family!
Agency Owner, Lead Doula
Currently residing just north of Atlanta and servicing the majority of the Metro Atlanta Area, Elysia Douglas exemplifies the meaning of the word doula. As a birth professional, Elysia’s gentle but impactful spirit literally instills strength in all who make her acquaintance. Elysia’s enthusiasm for caring for animals, including her beloved Doberman Pinscher, Jill, (who she “doulaed” for when Jill gave birth to her puppies), sent her on the path to becoming a veterinarian. While in school, Elysia became a young mother. Soon after, her friends began calling upon her when they were having babies of their own. Elysia quickly realized that supporting others through labor and birth was instinctive to her and knew she had found her true calling. A little bit of research brought her to the term doula and the rest is history!
Elysia’s commitment to her education and the education of others knows no bounds. Her impressive list of credentials include:
ProDoula Labor Doula Elite Certification
ProDoula Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Elite Certification
ProDoula Postpartum Placenta Specialist Certification
ProDoula VBAC Specialist Certification
ProDoula Childbirth Educator Certification
DONA International Labor Doula Certification
Adult/Infant CPR/First Aid Certification
Food Handlers Certification
Bloodborne Pathogens Certification
ProDoula Postpartum Placenta Specialist Trainer Certification
ProDoula Postpartum & Infant Care Trainer Certification
ProDoula Labor Doula Trainer Certification
Elysia conveys to each new parent she meets that it’s important to believe in the power within themselves, even if they never have before. She reminds them to surround themselves with people who love them, and who listen to them.
“You were never meant to do this alone… and you don't have to.” - Elysia Douglas
Elysia and her husband have been married for twenty four years and have four children and two beautiful orange tabby cats. In her free time, Elysia takes a deep dive into her family’s history by tracing her ancestors' roots and learning all that she can about each member of her family. She also enjoys sewing and crafting. She is far too humble to tell you but she is also a very talented artist!
Treat yourself to a chat with Elysia about your upcoming birth or early parenting experience today!