About once a week, I get a phone call that goes something like this:
"Thank you for calling Intown Doula, Margaret speaking"
"Hi, I'm Jane Doe, and I'm due on March 15, do you have availability for my due date?"
"Hi Jane, congratulations on your pregnancy! I'm happy to say we do have availability for your due date. Would you like to set up a consultation?"
(This next line is always said just a little bit slower and just a little bit quieter, with just a little bit of trepidation.)
"Sure, but...do you...go to Northside?"
I always feel sad for the clients who call who choose to birth at Northside who are nervous to tell Doulas where they are birthing. I feel sad, I think, because I know that there must be a reason that they believe that Doulas don't--or wouldn't want to--attend births at the country's busiest birthing hospital.
I'm not sure what that reason is, but I'm also not sure that it matters. What does matter is that the families of Greater Metro Atlanta know that the support they are seeking is available to them. The doulas at Intown Doula attend births where our clients are giving birth--and we proudly include Northside Hospital in the list of facilities where we will gladly serve you.