Phone: (757) 725-0030
Birth Fee: $700
Fee Details: Feel free to read my testimonials and contact me! I'm happy to discuss fee arrangements, including paying through your health savings account and getting reimbursed through your insurance.
Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 10 births attended
Ashli was my doula for my homebirth for my second pregnancy. She was amazingly supportive and encouraging, especially when I was afraid that I would be risked out of the homebirth due to gestational diabetes. She promised to be there no matter where we birthed and constantly was offering words of advice and encourement for me to stick to my very strick diet and focus on the end goal. My actual labor was fairly quick, only 5 hours. Although I had not been in labor long and did not technically meet the 4-1-1 criteria for active labor, Ashli simply asked, "Do you want me there?" As my answer was yes, she made her way to our home immediately and baby was born 30 mins later! While I was past the point of verbally communicating my needs, Ashli was very intuitive and helped me into the birth pool and poured warm water on my back and made me laugh with light humor mixed in with her encouragement. I would a million times over recommend Ashli to anyone looking for a doula. She is, simply put, awesome.
Ashli is VERY VERY sweet! We met on such a short notice but it felt like I’ve known her forever. She’s very compassionate, understanding, encouraging, attentive all around a GREAT person. I wouldn’t have made it natural that long without her support. She’s up for anything that YOU want to do paying attention to your body cues & breathing. Also she’s really good with massages lol I can’t thank Ashli enough it was a great experience something I would do again :)
Thanks Ashli :)
Ashli is very sweet. The whole process was delightful. We met at Starbucks to discuss my birth plan. I decided to go natural and she was all for whatever I wanted. Ashli's encouraging words helped in so many ways. We talked abt having a vision and keeping focus of that vacation vision to help ease through contractions. We discussed the different oils she would use to massage me to counteract the contraction pain and talked about some experiences with my 1st child. When it came time to give birth she was available and came as soon as she could. She kept her word with bringing oils and the heavenly hands she has to give massages, she played ocean vibe music to help distract my mind from contraction pain, and was always coaching me through as the pain got more intense. I did not get an epidural because I didn't think it would work as it didn't with my first child and everything Ashli said she would do she did it exceptionally. After birth she stayed to make sure everything was fine. We talked abt how calm my body was to where I didn't tear and I think that had to do with her sensitive words of telling me, "You can do this" "You're doing a great job" helped me mentally so my body could physically do it. It wasn't easy going natural but with Ashli's help it was definitely worth it. She is awesome !!
Ashli was my doula for my first pregnancy. During our initial consultation she made my husband and I feel like family. She attended my prenatal appointment as well as guided me to the right resources for other pregnancy and postpartum care like prenatal yoga and breastfeeding support groups, especially for moms and new moms in the black community. Labor and delivery was an amazing experience. I have a lot of anxiety with pain and her techniques helped me get through labor with less pain management from medication. Ashli is very personable, respectful, and is all about the importance of your care, and your baby’s care before, during, and after labor. If i am blessed to go through childbirth again I would love for her to be my doula again!
Ashli has a sweet and comforting spirit. She is a joy to be around and I am so glad she atteneded my birth! Though she was not my main doula, she assisted and I loved having her there! She also took some amazing photos for me. Anyone would be lucky to have her at their birth because she truly respects the sacredness of birth. THANK YOU ASHLI !!!
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