doula academy

Are you certified as a doula?

Yes. In 2010, I received my certificate of completion from Childbirth International as a Certified Labor Doula. Additionally, I trained as an educator of The Happiest Baby on the Block method and received my certification to teach the program also in 2010. In 2013, I received certification as a Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypno Doula.

Here is my name with the funny letters after it: Cynthya Dzialo, CLD, CHBE, HCHD.  If you want to learn more about my work as a birth doula and advocate, please review the About Cynthya page.

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How many births have you been to?

I've had the honor of supporting 375 birthdays! By now, I've witnessed about 175 waterbirths, two dozen VBACs (vaginal birth after caesarean), and three breech deliveries all in a hospital setting.

A rough guesstimate indeed, but I've likely supported:

150 water and land births at Atlanta Medical Center with Intown Midwifery
25 water and land births at North Fulton Regional Hospital with ISIS or Providence
25 births at Emory Midtown with Emory OBGYN and Dr. Joseph Tate

75 births at Piedmont Hospital (Atlanta)
100 births at Northside Hospital (Atlanta/Perimeter)

Additionally, I've been at various other hospitals over the span of 9 years working as a birth doula. I have experience working at DeKalb Medical, Kennestone, Gwinnett Medical, Piedmont Henry, etc.