Meet Our Team

Having a range of experience in birth and breastfeeding work allows us to offer the affordable and quality care that By Your Leave is committed to.

We offer:

Labor doula services
Free breastfeeding support groups twice weekly (ReBlossom Wed 4-6pm, Sat 10:30am-12:30pm)
Breastfeeding home visits
Monthly breastfeeding classes
Lamaze childbirth classes
Hypnobirthing classes
Baby Massage
Placenta Encapsulation

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Lucia Massey

Lucia, founder of By Your Leave, is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator, Hypnobirthing Childbirth Educator, and a Certified Doula. Lucia Massey has 35 years of hospital experience. During her time employed in hospitals she worked with premature infants, respiratory illnesses and breastfeeding mothers.

She is very passionate about working with mothers and babies. While working at hospitals, she discovered there was a large need for continuous support for new families. It is her mission to make sure parents are informed and aware of all choices, she wants them to feel loved and supported through pregnancy, birth and beyond.

Her love for traveling and helping people lead her to travel the world as a Registered Respiratory Therapist specializing in premature infants. She met her husband in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm. After coming to live in Georgia, her husbands home state where her husband was born and raised. They have one son who is attending college in Georgia. She is fluent in Spanish and hopes to reach out to the increasing Hispanic population.




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Anna Salzman

Anna is a mother of two, Certified Labor Doula, and Certified Breastfeeding Specialist. Her goal is to help women transition into their new roles as peacefully as possible by providing evidence-based support for pregnancy, childbirth, and the breastfeeding relationship. Her eventual goal is to become a Certified Professional Midwife with a focus on home birth.




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Jessica McKnight

Jessica has a beautiful daughter named Leila and loves working alongside women at By Your Leave. She is a birth doula, CLC, and Breastfeeding Peer Counselor at WIC for the Department of Health. She loves helping and empowering women and families.
“It is my pleasure to be available 24/7 so families can have peace of mind and know there’s help if needed”






Amanda Wages, BFPC