Sherri Wilkerson, Labor Doula, Placenta Encapsulator and Lamaze Childbirth Educator
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 11:03PM
Lumina Birth

Sherri is a certified labor doula with DONA International and is a childbirth educator through Lamaze International. Drawing upon her background in education, Sherri understands how empowered her clients feel when they are informed about labor and birth.  She is passionate about helping moms have the birth they desire, as well as supporting their birth choices. Sherri counts it a joy and privilege to serve expectant mothers and families. Sherri has given birth to five of her own children, and she is well acquainted with the benefits and trade-offs of both natural and medicated births.  Sherri, her husband Rob, and their children live in Woodstock, and she is happy to serve any metro Atlanta area hospital.  She is also available for placenta encapsulation.

Testimonial: My husband and I met Sherri at a "doula mixer" early in my pregnancy. We set up a dinner date some weeks later and immediately knew we felt comfortable with her. I was so relieved to have someone who I was able to connect with, ask questions of, and feel support during pregnancy. Sherri is very knowledgable and has tons of experience (personal and professional). When my labor started I immediately called Sherri- she asked a few questions and said to call her whenever I felt ready for her to come to my home. I quickly felt I wanted her support and she was over shortly. She was very calming for me and my husband. One of the main reasons I wanted to have a  doula during my labor/birth was so I could have someone to relax/support my husband. She helped me find comfortable positions at home and allowed me to have the freedom to stay home as long as I felt comfortable. She allowed me to labor on my own without much intervening and then sometimes when needed she would help with pain or relaxing. We went to the hospital in the middle of the night. Sherri continued to be my support. She helped make me comfortable and helped with positioning. She would guide me during contractions- we used the squat bar, the yoga ball, and other pressure exercises. I would never go through labor and delivery again without the assistance of a doula. She is amazing. I am happy to answer any questions about Sherri, my experience, or anything else. Sherri has my contact information and I will use her again in a heartbeat when ready! (Ashley R.)

Article originally appeared on Doula and Lactation Support in Atlanta and Athens, Childbirth Education (http://www.luminabirth.com/).
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