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Ashley Makan

Bodhi Birth and Wellness

Travelers Rest, SC Service range 53 miles Serving Upstate South Carolina, from the Greater Greenville and Spartanburg areas up to lower Asheville, NC.


Birth Fee

$500 to $1250

Birth Fee

$500 to $1250

Birth Doula Experience

1 years

Doula Training

  • DONA International, March 2019
  • Stillbirthday, May 2019

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 3

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I love hospital births!

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
I love birth center births!

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
I love home births!

Special Services Offered

  • Acupressure
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Military families support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Fee Details

I offer services from prenatal and perinatal education to full immersion doula support, as well as acupressure (as approved by your care provider). As a trauma-informed doula I am able to support you through all outcomes. Feel free to contact me for more information. A 50% deposit is required at contract signing to reserve your birth date, the final amount must be paid in full by the 36th week gestation. Please remember, the services I provide are priceless. Do not let money be a deterrent in hiring me! I am always open to discussion and truly hearing your needs. My goal is to help you find the best doula fit for your family.

Travelers Rest, SC Service range 53 miles Serving Upstate South Carolina, from the Greater Greenville and Spartanburg areas up to lower Asheville, NC.

Client Testimonials for Ashley Makan

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Faith Staton


After a failed attempt at a natural birth with my firstborn, I knew I wanted a doula this time around. I interviewed 4 amazing women around the upstate but, I knew the instant I met Ashley that she was my doula! Within an hour of calling her during my labor, she was in my living room applying a hot water bottle to my back during contractions. Ashley spent the next 10 hours doing hip compressions, applying counter-pressure, making sure I stayed hydrated, suggesting different positions to help baby move down, preventing me from panicking during tough contractions, and so much more. Having her there gave me peace and direction in a time where I felt lost and helpless. I can not recommend Ashley enough. She cares for her clients and loves what she does. My husband even admitted he was glad we hired a doula ?? He took some convincing but I know he truly appreciated having someone there to support me who knew first hand what labor was like and knew various ways of providing comfort. I could continue raving about Ashley for days. Thanks to her, I was able to enjoy a peaceful homebirth rather than being stuck in a hospital during this COVID19 nightmare.



I worked with Ashley at Bodhi Birth and Wellness during my pregnancy and delivery and couldn’t have been more pleased! From our initial consult on the phone, to my prenatal visits, to Ashley joining me at a doctor’s appt, and of course her presence in the delivery room during delivery, everything went so smoothly. This was my first child and I knew I wanted to try without the epidural, but I was very nervous. I knew would need support from someone who could really keep me calm, walk me through, and be in my corner when things got rough. Ashley helped me feel very prepared for labor by practicing positions to ease pain, helping answer all kinds of questions, and even helping create my birth plan! When I went into labor she was on her way to the hospital as soon as we called her, and she was very supportive in speaking with nurses and making sure we knew what was going on at all times. This helped my fiancé be able to stay by my side 100% which I needed. I was able to deliver my beautiful daughter Daisy without the epidural or any pain meds and was so proud of myself! I highly recommend Bodhi Birth and Wellness for anyone! During labor I was in so much pain I could not speak at times and it was so reassuring knowing someone who had extensive training knew my desires and could help me be my voice. ??

Birth Availability for Ashley Makan

= Available. Calendar last updated: 03-07-2020