Calm and Gentle Birth
"Excellent - one of the best we've had. I look forward to being able to work with Ashley in the future and will be sure to refer other interested patients."
Dr. Jon Susa / OBGYN Hudson Physicians
All About Me
Who I Am
Hello, I'm Ashley and I'm so happy to have you here. I am passionate about helping women have a calm and supported birth experience. The new life inside you is such a loving gift from God. It is my sacred honor to care for, love and support mothers and their families on this journey. I hope that you will entrust me to care for you during one of the most incredible accomplishments of your life, the marathon of birth!
I am a mother of 4 boys, three hospital births and one home birth. All four of my experiences being special, unique, and challenging in their own way, allowing me to gain a personal first hand knowledge and experience of birth and postpartum. (The 4th trimester)
-Completed DONA international approved Birth Doula Workshop
-Completed introduction to Childbirth for the Doula
Completed certification for DONA International doula CD(DONA)
As a part of my packages, I offer prenatal visits to establish a comfortable relationship and open communication before the day of birth. We will go over your birth plan, pain management techniques, comfort measures, relaxation, and ways to get baby in the optimal position for birthing. It is my goal for every woman to feel heard and comfortable in this tender time. These visits are a great time to go over any questions you have pertaining to your options for interventions.
Labor and Delivery Support
I am here for you for the whole process.
Starting from date of hire:
Text or call with questions, for support, or signs of early labor.
When labor has been determined, I can join you at your home upon invitation and go to the hospital together after laboring at home.
-Or- If you would rather, when its time to go, I can meet you at the hospital.
I will help you to labor at home if desired using techniques tailored to you and your needs. Depending on homebirth or hospital birth, I hope to make any transition smooth and peaceful for you to be able to maintain your rhythm. You are about to meet your baby!
After baby is born, I will stay with you and offer emotional and physical support for up to 2 hours postpartum. I'm also there to help with breastfeeding if needed.
I will continue to do all that I can to make you both as comfortable and prepared as possible as you begin to acclimate to your new normal! I am beyond grateful to be able to offer you experienced and understanding care in this tender time.