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Ashley Woods, PCD (NAPS)

Phone: 360-524-4366

Birth Fee: $0 to $800

Postpartum Rate: $0 to $40

Fee Details: I believe everyone should have support, and there should be no barriers to care. Please contact me to discuss options.

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 3 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 8 families served

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Northwest Association of Postpartum Support (NAPS) - Certified Postpartum Doula

Doula Training

  • DONA International, October 2018
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

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

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • Home Birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Previous birth trauma and/or birth injury
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Special needs babies
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Antepartum doula
  • Babywearing education
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Cloth diapering education
  • End of Life Doula Services
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I volunteer on the board as the certification lead for NAPS (Northwest Association for Postpartum Support) 2019-present. I volunteer with Mary's Place - a local women, children, and families shelter 2018-present. I volunteer with PHRA (Peoples Harm Reduction Alliance) 2019-present. I volunteer as an organizer for the 2019 Northwest Doula Conference in Seattle WA.

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Ashley Woods, PCD (NAPS)

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Charisa

Ashley has been such a huge help to me and my family, I can’t recommend her services enough. As a first time mom the biggest value for me was having access to her vast knowledge and childcare experience. She taught me so much, how to properly wear my baby carrier, how to bathe baby so she doesn’t get cold, what to bring in the diaper bag (several things I was clueless on) tips for soothing baby (they work!) and helped with things that would’ve taken me hours on the internet to figure out like how to set up and use the car seat, stroller and breast pump. It’s been 2 weeks since she worked with us and I’ve probably said the words “Ashley said ...” a hundred times. She accompanied us on our first outings and helped me go to our first doctors appointment, things I couldn’t have done by myself. Having her there to show me how to prepare for the outing and having her guidance along the way provided me with confidence to take the baby out on my own once I’m recovered. This is an invaluable lesson for me. Ashley also provided my body with support. She made sure I stayed nourished and hydrated, which I can’t thank her enough for. It wasn’t the first thing on my mind but so critical to my breastfeeding and recovery. And she allowed me to sleep while she took care of the baby, bless her! I wish every parent could have an Ashley to help with a new baby!!!

Posted 8/21/2019

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Emma Jay Byfield

My husband and I unexpectedly became foster parents to a one and half week old baby. We didn’t plan on having kids and don’t have much experience...let alone preparation! Ashley was the KEY to our success as caregivers. She taught us everything we needed to know and helped us remain calm in the face of immense hardship. She was patient, diligent, caring and incredibly sensitive to not only the infant’s needs, but also the emotional and practical needs of my partner and I. She washed bottles, took care of the baby so we could shower/practice self care, listened, educated us, cried with us. Ashley Woods is a treasure of a human and a knowledgeable, levelheaded, loving doula. I recommend her as highly as one possibly can. Thanks Ashley, you were there when we really really needed you.

Posted 6/26/2019

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Becky Black

I can't say enough about Ashley and the impeccable care she provided for our family. From my labor to postpartum care she didn't skip a beat. She was by my side during my labor which spanned over 48 hours until delivery. She made sure I stayed hydrated and ate whenever possible. She also helped me take walks, coach me through the pain and track my contractions. We we're blessed to have her by our side to welcome our daughter Abigail with a homebirth. Ashley"s calm and positive demeanor helped me go the distance. Her knowledge and motivation saved us as first time parents too. She guided us through breastfeeding, swaddling, wearing  the baby wrap, bathing Abigail, and above all, calming and communicating with our sweet baby girl. She truly went above and beyond by cooking and cleaning which allowed me to take the time to recovery physically and mentally after birth. She also offered moral support to both my husband and I in the middle of the night when Abigail wouldn't stop crying. She even looked after her to allow us to get a few extra hours of rest when we most needed it. I highly recommend Ashley as a Doula and childcare provider. I truly believe she's fulfilling her purpose by blessing others with such special and experienced care. We can only hope she'll be with us again for baby number two! 

Posted 5/1/2019

Birth Availability for Ashley Woods, PCD (NAPS)

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Postpartum Availability for Ashley Woods, PCD (NAPS)

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