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Ashley Johnson

MyBirth LLC

Website: https://www.mybirthrva.com/second-circle-doulas

Phone: 8046478692

Birth Fee: $700

Fee Details: I am a Certified Lactation Counselor and doula for everyone, but especially work to center the unique experiences and barriers people of color and LBGTQ folks face in reproductive healthcare, and has experience supporting families birthing at home, at a birth center, and in the hospital. I believe that birth is personal. Everyone experiences pregnancy differently, you should be supported and in a way that affirms and empowers your unique family. My role is to ensure that you are seen, heard, and supported in all the choices you make for your family whatever that looks like. If you need low/no cost support visit doulaprojectrva.org

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 15 births attended

Doula Training

  • Birth Arts International, March 2017
  • Ancient Song Doula Services, June 2017
Type of Practice: Partnership with 2 or more doulas

Clients per Month: 0 to 3

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

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Lactation Counselor (The Center for Breastfeeding)
  • Certified Lactation Educator (Birth Arts International)

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Plus size mothers
  • Prematurity
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Aromatherapy
  • Breastfeeding Consultant Services
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Member of Richmond Doula Project collective member we provide free and low cost doula support.

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Petersburg, VA
Travel Range: 60 Miles

Client Testimonials for Ashley Johnson

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Shannon

Ashley came to help me with breastfeeding and she was so incredibly helpful! As a new mom, uncertainity comes with the territory. She helped me with my daughter's latch, showed me some new breastfeeding positions, and most importantly gave me confidence I was on the right track. I am forever grateful for her patience and ability to talk things through with me. She is extremly positive, an excellent listener, and very, very knowledgeable. 

Posted 7/9/2019

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Velma Hairston

 Ashley did an outstanding job as my doula. She soothed me and calmed me during my contraction. She provided me with very helpful information before going into labor.

Posted 1/16/2019

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Baron Lee

I highly recommend Ashley for her efforts and commitment to our birthing process.  I learned a lot from Ashley and her experience and insight was very helpful to me being a first time clueless dad.  Her dedication was very much appreciated. She is forever etched in the memory of the birth of our child.....lol like a guardian angel.

Posted 1/13/2019

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Daniela Azalea

I didn’t understand the full extent of what I was getting with a doula until I was able to experience working with Ashley. She brings a love and warmth to any situation. Her smile is infectious; and her words are full of empathy. I appreciated how dedicated she was to making sure I always felt comfortable; she was very knowledgeable on all types of subjects. I was a very moody pregnant person, unsure of the whole journey and I realize at times I may have projected my anxiety outward, but Ashley was very kind, SUPER understanding, and nonjudgmental. She never watched the clock when she would visit with me; I really felt she wanted to be there; it seemed to be a joy to her!! When it came time to be in labor; Ashley was right there in no time. She provided emotional and mental support of course. But it was that day she became my friend and my family. The way she just sat with me doing all the things I wanted to make me feel comfortable. When she touched/massaged my back I thought I could float away— it was SO healing. I will always work with Ashley; I can’t wait to have her apart of my growing family. Her service was free to me; but I believe it’s worth any amount to have someone support you so naturally as Ashley did. I love her!

Posted 1/7/2019

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Nikia Sheena Wrighton

Ashley Johnson helped me with awareness of options that allowed me to give birth naturally having her with me kept me from being afraid of having a natural birth staying on track with various techniques that calmed mind body and soul. she applied every request i imagined music warm compressors soothing atmosphere reminding me to stay focus and everything has a choices. In the end I felt empowered and unafraid to advocate for myself thank you Ashley

Posted 1/4/2019

Birth Availability for Ashley Johnson

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