(CD) Dona, HBCE
Now serving Portland Oregon and surrounding areas.
Ashley is a DONA-certified Birth Doula and Certified HypnoBirthing Educator. She has continued her education with the BEC Professional Doula Series (now, she teaches the classes!), Undisturbed Birth with Sarah Buckley, Breastfeeding for Doulas, From Womb to World with Anna Verwaal, Spinning Babies with Nicole Morales and Rebozo Certification. She is trained in positioning, acupressure and massage pain relief techniques, and the processes of normal birth. She also has experience with LGBTQ+ families, high risk pregnancy, multiples pregnancies, cesarean section and induction.
The birth of Ashley’s triplets in 2011 inspired her to join the childbirth community and help mothers and families achieve the birth experiences they deserve. She wants all parents to feel empowered, educated, and encouraged to choose their childbirth path. She wants parents to own their pregnancies and births and know that within themselves, they know what is best for their bodies and babies. She wants partners to feel unconditionally supported in this journey and know that they are invaluable, that it is okay to feel unsure, and that they are not alone. She is passionate about fostering the connection between the parents and their support team, so that babies are born into a room filled with love. She hopes that families experience positive birth memories that they can carry forever. Ashley was raised in San Diego and feels blessed to serve her home community.
*While the professional birth and postpartum doulas listed on the website are carefully screened and selected by the Birth Education Center, they are not employees. All doulas invest in the program by paying a yearly listing fee. By entering into contract with your doula, you do so at your own risk. The doulas are responsible for the means and methods for providing non-medical support to families, within their scope of practice.