Birth Fee: $750
Fee Details: Doula services include up to two prenatal meetings, continuous support by phone, text, or email throughout pregnancy, unwavering availability throughout labor, delivery, and the first hours after birth, breastfeeding support if needed, and a 2 week postpartum visit to discuss any concerns or questions that may arise.
Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 20 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 4Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English
I cannot say enough good things about Ashley Garrett. My birth experience was both empowering and centering, due in large part to her steady, calming support. Ashley embodies a combination of easy-going patience with steadfast advocacy. She is flexible and able to adjust her approach to fit the needs of her diverse clientele. Having a doula makes a huge difference in the birth experience but having a doula as capable as Ashley can be life changing.
Ashley is my birthing hero! I hired Ashley in hopes of having a second hand, in case my husband was travelling, as well as to have someone that could support and encourage me through an attempted VBAC. She attended birthing classes with me, met my husband and I in our home, and offerred tips and tools for us to utilize while laboring at home. Just a few hours after Ashely left my home, at 38 weeks, I woke up to contractions 2-3 minutes apart. I'm so thankful that Ashley had introduced me to the TENS unit. I paced for 2hrs before waking my husband and asking for him to put the TENS unit on my back. We rushed to the hospital, called Ashley and told her that we might be in active labor, and then called her back quickly to say that I was pushing IN THE CAR. She rushed to meet us. I was already at 10cm so my nurses helped me try different positions to help baby arrive via VBAC but his heart rate made a few scary dips. Ashley arrived just in time to comfort and support me through some big pushes but was ultimately a giant hug for my husband when the doctors rushed me back for an emergency c-section. I am happy with the outcome of my 2nd delivery even though I didn't get the VBAC I was hoping for. Ashley was the extra birthing knowledge and support that my husband and I both needed. Her introduction of the TENS unit was a game changer for me. It helped me be in control of my own pain and gave me something to focus on while we drove the never-ending 20 minutes to the hospital. She was also someone that my husband could be scared with and cry with when our delivery expectations turned the corner suddenly. Ashley was an instant friend. We appreciated that she got to know our birthing fears and dreams and helped us find a way to approach them. I would ask her to be apart of all my future births in a heartbeat. THANK YOU - Katie Franks
Ashley stood out from the rest. Her kind disposition is what drew her to be our doula. On the night of our baby's birth she came right to the the birthcenter and stayed with us all night! She kept me calm and collected. When I was feeling like I couldn't take the natural birth any longer she was so reassuring and sweet. If you want someone who will always be there when needed then Ashely would be an incredible person to contact as your doula!
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