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Ashlee Byrd

Nested Oak Birth Services

Website: http://www.nestedoak.com

Phone: 405-615-7978

Birth Fee: $850

Birth Doula Experience: 3 years and 29 births attended

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Birth Boot Camp - Certified Birth Doula

Doula Training

  • Birth Boot Camp, November 2016
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 0 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Multiples
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Completed a mentorship program with Lauren Scarborough (Sparrow Song Birth Services) December 2016-May 2017.

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Ashlee Byrd

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Caitlin U

Ashlee is such a caring, attentive doula and friend. She was always prepared and provided information, physical, and emotional support as needed. She was such a help and comfort to me and my husband. We will hire her in the future for pregnancy/ birth in our family! We love Ashlee! 

Posted 2/27/2019

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Sara Hurt

When we met Ashlee, we immediately felt that she was the right doula for us because of how comfortable we were with her, how kind she is, and her emphasis on including dad in the delivery. My husband was nervous that he wouldn’t feel included during labor and that he might hang back, but Ashlee assured us that wouldn’t happen.

I had a lot of fears and Ashlee was so reassuring. She kept reminding me that I could do it at every step of the way. When Ashlee arrived at the hospital, my husband and I both felt so much relief! She showed my husband how to relieve my pressure during contractions, and was so encouraging to me as I got closer to delivery. Then she celebrated with us when our son was born!

Ashlee was taking notes and pictures all throughout my labor which was such a blessing to have afterwards! Now we have a clear record of what happened that day instead of relying on my hazy memory.

We love Ashlee and would recommend her to anyone!

Posted 1/30/2019

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Kathleen Miller

Working with Ashlee was the best experience we could have imagined. We were skeptical of hiring a doula because we didn’t know for sure if I’d make it- “all natural”! And I didn’t- thanks to a need for pitocin. But- the prep we did with her before was worth its weight in gold. She helped me work through some very big fears from previous birth experiences, and allowed us to focus on the joy to come. She prayed over us and with us, and my husband said he’s never felt so involved or connected in any of our births. All thanks to Ashlee showing him and modeling for him what I needed. She gave me the courage to speak up for myself about my wants in the hospital, which is huge for someone as non confrontational as I am! In the end- when NOTHING went according to plan, she was there- reading my affirmations, helping me find comfortable positions, holding my hand, gently coaching my husband, and then welcoming our healthy baby boy into the world. We truly can’t give her a high enough recommendation!

Posted 1/4/2019

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Tracy Thomas

I wanted a natural birth and had heard that having a Doula helps decrease the likelihood of having a medicated birth. I have high anxiety in general and so I wanted a person who could calm me down and who knew the "in's and outs" of labor. My husband is pretty cheap so he didn't want a Doula but he figured any money would be well spent to take away my anxiety. A friend recommended Ashlee and after a consultation my husband and I were all in!

My husband was actually the one who convinced me that Ashlee was "the one" for us. She was incredible! Such an encouragement, support, kind and a wealth of knowledge and resources.

She went above and beyond to care for both myself and my husband through the entire process. The other day I said "If we have another kid, I want to have a Doula again" to which my husband responded "I agree, but if we have another kid, I want Ashlee to be our Doula again".

She will forever to be part of our lives and our son's story!
Best money ever spent!

Posted 9/4/2018

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Kyla Wilson

Ashlee was an amazing and invaluable help to my husband and I during the delivery of our son. She is one of the sweetest, most positive, and encouraging people I have ever met. She really encouraged me in the moments I wanted to give up, and I will forever be grateful that we chose her to be a part of such a special time in our lives. She is so down to earth and easy to talk to, so it was very easy for us to get comfortable with her. I would absolutely recommend her!

Posted 11/30/2017

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Kortnee Turpin

I met with Ashlee to hear more about what hiring her would entail, but I wasn't sure that having a doula was something we "needed." At our first meeting, I was so comfortable and at ease hearing her experiences with various types of births and I hired her on the spot! When I told my husband about it, he was not as excited and felt like he wouldn't have a role if we had a doula present. After our meeting with Ashlee, he felt completely different and actually started to get excited about having someone there to help with getting us to try different positions or to run and get us something if we needed it so that he could stay with me the whole time. We felt completely prepared going into our labor and had so much peace thanks to Ashlee. Trust me, you will be so happy to have her on your team cheering you on! We would hire her again and again.

Posted 7/18/2017

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Lauren Herrell

We hired Ashlee as our doula for our second pregnancy/birth with the goal of having another unmedicated hospital delivery. Having become a SAHM since having our first child, we planned to hire someone "fresh" in the doula world in order to pinch pennies. My husband and I (and our toddler) interviewed a few wonderful ladies and we instantly meshed with Ashlee. Having had an amazing, experienced doula at our first birth, I can attest that Ashlee is every bit as intuitive, capable and knowledgeable. She provided us with support every step of the way- pregnancy, labor and postpartum- with her gentle, uplifting and empathetic spirit. We ended up having an unexpected induction, and her encouragement and assistance in providing physical comfort to me in that period was invaluable and helped me achieve the kind of birth I desired, despite the change in plans. I know her business is going to grow fast because she's that talented and I'd wholeheartedly recommend Ashlee to anyone looking for a doula!

Posted 6/30/2017

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Matthew Patton

Ashley was great! We brought her on very late in our pregnancy and within a few days our little one was here. Throughout this short period Ashlee did a great job of being there for us.

Posted 6/11/2017

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Abigail McClanahan

Ashlee has such a heart for caring and loving those around her. Her heart with her passion for the birth process makes for an excellent doula.

Ashlee went absolutely above and beyond to serve us from the very beginning. She was super understanding when we would "get behind" in any preparation we had planned and helped us be dramatically more prepared for birth than if we didn't have her working with us. She gladly met me at the hospital (weeks before she was on call to do so) when the false alarm sounded. She has an invaluable set of knowledge in addition to other resources that were extremely helpful to us! When the real labor started Ashlee helped me learn to handle/use each contraction AND she also helped me and my husband work together through the process. She coached daddy-to-be through how to supportive with just the right amount of information and never overwhelmed him. She talked/walked/guided/encouraged/helped us thrive through 96HOURS OF LABOR!!!(I do not recommend 96 hours of labor for anyone!!) What dedication! I cannot imagine bringing our son into the world without Ashlee and what a different story that would have been.

If you're thinking about hiring a doula Ashlee is a great pick and our family highly recommends her services!

Posted 4/25/2017

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Chandra Tucker

Ashlee was an incredible doula! She was so supportive and really helped me work through my fears and doubts! She was very knowledgeable and could always help me with any resource I needed leading up to my labor. She is so passionate and really cares for her clients their families! It was a such a joy to work with her! Durning my labor she was very intuative into my needs and desires! One of the best things she did for me was write out all my affirmations and post them in my room so I could see them and draw strength from them when I felt like giving up! My husband and I couldnt have had the labor and delivery that we had without Ashlee there to help support us! It truly was an amazing experience and the envestiment we made in her was beyond worth it!!! 

Posted 4/19/2017

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