Connection | support | education

“Giving birth can be the most empowering experience of a lifetime — an initiation into a new dimension of mind-body awareness.”

Ina May Gaskin

“Birth is an opportunity to transcend. To rise above what we are accustomed to, reach deeper inside ourselves than we are familiar with, and to see not only what we are truly made of, but the strength we can access in and through birth.”

Marci Macari

Support

There are moments in our lives that work like a hinge, connecting who we are to who we become. These are the most impactful moments, and giving birth is one of the most powerful paradigm shifts of the human experience. I am here to help you orchestrate and personalize your hinge moment, so that you feel well-supported, educated, and empowered to have a positive and meaningful experience — a rite of passage that is remarkably yours as you meet your beautiful baby.

Every person deserves the opportunity to have their desired birth, and they should have support through the entire process no matter the circumstances…

Education

Whatever the vision, we all need to educate ourselves about our bodies, about interventions and what they mean for comfort, mobility and health. Every parent should walk into birth feeling empowered to bring a child into this world, understanding the depth of their options and how to navigate the labyrinth that is birth.

Proper support and education is imperative to experiencing positive growth in our culture and medical system, and I look forward to supporting you through your journey in whatever way that may be…

“If I don’t know my options, I don’t have any.”

Diane Korte

Not sure if doula support is right for you?

Send a message to learn more about how doula support and childbirth education can help you have a transformative birth experience and prepare you for a smooth transition into parenthood…

Birth Resources

Connection is my business, and what better way to connect with others in this beautiful community than to provide all the best local and web-based resources all in one place!

FAQ

There are some questions that I find are my most commonly asked questions when talking to others about my work. If you’re unsure about what a doula is, this is a great place to begin. It covers all of the must-ask questions you will run into while exploring your doula options. Check them out here!

Books & Web-Based Resources

I have worked hard to compile a list of my go-to birth related books, websites and podcasts that I have come across during my time as a doula and educator. Please feel free to message me if you have a resource I haven’t yet discovered!

Community Resources

There is nothing like having a list of local community resources available at the click of a button. As a connection-based business, I pride myself in building trusted relationships and only recommend the BEST local businesses and resources!


Discover Unlimited Possibilities

Birth and the transition into parenthood is one of the greatest paradigm shifts we will ever experience. Whether you choose a home birth, hospital birth, or to birth at a birthing center, there are so many possibilities and options to wade through when delving into the world of birth. It is important that we educate ourselves and find proper support as we make these important decisions that will affect our entire lives.

From basic support to personalized childbirth education, learn more about how I can support you through your pregnancy and birth, and help you prepare physically and mentally for your postpartum experience.

Pregnant and you’re not sure where to begin?

There are so many care providers and they all have different philosophies and methods of practice. Don’t settle on a care provider — find one who is engaging and truly interested in helping you through your chosen experience. This relationship is one of the most important steps in personalizing your birth!

Subscribe for periodic newsletters and special offers to receive my FREE guide, Questions for Your Care Provider: how to find the best fit for you, complete with questions to ask yourself and your providers when deciding who works best for YOU and your vision for your birth.

Testimonials

“Ashley was an absolutely wonderful doula for us as first time parents! She is genuine, supportive, and engaged, and provided exceptional guidance prenatally, during birth, and postpartum. We are so grateful to Ashley for being an integral part of our birth team.”

— Ali Hight, Greenville, SC

“Ashley is not just an incredible, knowledgeable and empowering doula, but she is an even more wonderful human and now friend. I decided late in the game to hire a doula. I was stressed that it might be ‘too late’ to add a doula into the mix. I could not have been more wrong! Ashley was a Godsend to me, my husband and my entire birth team and support system. She was kind, professional, understanding, and compassionate. She was a source of strength and calming energy when I needed it the most. I’m infinitely grateful that I had her there with me during what was a long, trying, beautiful, but traumatic birth experience. She was active physically during my 22 hours of labor and advocated on my and my baby’s behalf when I needed her most. She respected my decisions, but was also there for me as a source of expertise and knowledge…”

— Haley James, Greenville, SC