Margaret Byrne

My Philosophy

I believe that birth is a profound initiation into motherhood. Women discover a power within themselves during birth that they can draw on when the challenging moments of parenting arise. BIRTH MATTERS!! It is by far the most potent experience in a woman’s life AND lays the foundation for the health and well being of her baby.

"Margaret is a saint!  My husband and I cannot rave enough about her attentiveness, knowledge and the overall experience that she brought to our delivery day." Angela B.

My Story

The first time I was astounded by the power of birth was when I supported my sister during the birth of my niece Maile in 1989. Passionately intrigued, I attended Maternidad La Luz Midwifery School in 1992 and began attending home births in 1993 where I lived in California. My precious daughter Ayisha was born in 1996 at home in the water. In the last 2 decades, I have attended many trainings including labor, VBAC and breastfeeding support, and have attended hundreds of births in the home, hospital, and birth center settings.


Having recently moved to Atlanta, I am now gratefully serving as a labor doula. I offer knowledge of the birth process and understanding of hospital and homebirth procedures to help women and their families choose the birth options that best meet their needs. I offer therapeutic touch and a wide range of coping skills for labor, and a calming presence throughout the prenatal, birth, and postpartum time. I consider a woman’s deep values and needs to help her create the most sacred and empowering birth experience possible. I am also a massage therapist of 25 years offering in-home prenatal and postpartum massage, and I offer body centered self discovery and compassionate relationship support. Yo Hablo Espanol! I draw from all of my skills as I help mothers on their own birthing journey.

My Training 

Licensed Midwife (CA) 1997

Maternidad La Luz Midwifery School 1993

Midwifery Apprenticeship with June Whitson CNM 1997

Experienced Doula 1989 - Present

Training in all aspects of birth and support of the new mother

Licensed Massage Therapist 1987

Twin Lake College of the Healing Arts 1987

Trained in Hakomi Body Centered Therapy

California Institute of Hakomi Body Centered Therapy 2007

Trained in Compassionate Communication and Sacred Relationship

Love Coach Academy 2012

Margot Anand Love and Ecstasy Facilitator Training 2006

Ipsalu Kriya Yoga Teacher Training 2006

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Margaret Byrne