Birth. Postpartum. Placenta. Lactation.

Wombmate

Whether it takes place at the hospital or at home, each birth is beautiful and deserving of celebration.

No matter how you birth your baby, everyone can benefit from having a doula. 

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About Me

Emylie Ellis, LMSW, MPH

Psych./ Perinatal Social Worker, Doula, Lactation Educator

Thank you for visiting! Emylie is changing the way we treat reproductive mental health through psychotherapy and psychosocial interventions! Emylie runs an independent practice specializing in addressing the physical, mental, and emotional needs of individuals during the perinatal period. 

PERINATAL: period during pregnancy planning, pregnancy, postpartum adjustment, pregnancy loss and early parenting up to one year.

 

Emylie relocated from Los Angeles in 2021 after seven years in practice; she now serves as an integrative care social worker, doula, and lactation educator serving the Metro Atlanta Area. ​Emylie recognizes that the experiences of birthing people often go unsupported, unrecognized, and/or invalidated. She provides a range of specialized mental health care for the full-spectrum of maternal mental health, including perinatal mood and anxiety concerns, reproductive mental health, and general maternal mental health. She offers resources for the community through direct support and professional referrals.

 

Medical and alternative therapies are respected. No matter where you fall on the "crunchy" to mainstream spectrum, I will provide you with nonjudgmental support. I recognize parenthood as a rite of passage and work with my clients to connect physically, mentally, and emotionally with their experience and navigate their transition to parenthood. She supports all pregnancy outcomes and provides affirming support to the LGBTQ+ and alternative lifestyle communities.

Education

Master of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Master of Social Work, University of Alabama

Experienced with unmedicated birth, medicated birth, induction, cesarean birth, VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean), home birth, teen moms, high risk pregnancies, multiples, surrogacy, single parents, history of trauma, LGBTQ families, Hypnobabies, Hypnobirthing, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. ​

Services

birth doula

A doula can be a valuable addition to your birth team. Doctors, nurses, midwives - even family members - may be focused on other things, but a doula has one obligation and that's you.  Numerous studies have shown that having continuous support from a doula results in shorter labors with fewer complications, a decrease in the use of medical interventions, and positive feelings about one's birth experience. Parents feel more secure, have greater success with breastfeeding, and there are fewer occurrences of postpartum depression. As a full-spectrum doula, services are provided towards birthing people and families in any stage of the reproductive process. Wombmate provides a doula model-of-care across the full spectrum of pregnancy experiences, including live birth, adoption, and surrogacy. Please contact me to discuss free doula services for abortion, termination for fetal anomalies, and stillbirth.

postpartum doula

Feel like you have a lot to live up to in today's world? Society says you should be sleep deprived, be available all of the time, and be madly in love with your baby. One of the leading risk factors for postpartum depression is the discrepancy between what we're told versus how it really is. Postpartum doulas are there to help you and your partner build confidence in your new roles. Most education is centered on baby and not recovery from childbirth. You need to be nurtured! Research has shown that birthing people and families who receive postpartum doula support have greater success breastfeeding, increased bonding with infants, less incidence of abuse, decreased risk of postpartum depression and anxiety, and greater overall confidence in parenting! 

placenta encapsulation

The same sperm and egg cells that form your baby, form the placenta. No placenta is alike! Take the time to admire your baby's wombmate, regardless of your choice to discard or use the placenta.  Many people choose to encapsulate their placenta to reduce the risk of baby blues and/or postpartum depression. Throughout pregnancy, the placenta takes over the production of stress-fighting hormones. Once the placenta has been delivered, it may take a couple months before the mother's body begins producing again.  By ingesting your placenta, you can maintain the level of hormones during the interim. Placenta has also been used to control heavy bleeding and postpartum hemorrhage.

Contact Me

Shoot Emylie an email or call/text me to schedule a consultation or to book services.

Serving the Metro Atlanta area hospitals, including Emory Midtown/ Decatur, Atlanta Medical Center, Grady Memorial, Piedmont Atlanta/ Henry/ Rockdale, North Fulton, Wellstar Kennestone/ Cobb/ Douglas/ North Fulton, Northside Atlanta, Gwinnett Medical Center, Southern Regional Medical Center, The Atlanta Birth Center, and home births attended by a midwife.

661-618-8115

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