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Asha Thomas

Asha Thomas Family Wellness

Edmonton, AB Service range 40 miles

7805040596

https://www.ashathomas.ca/

Birth Fee

$850

Postpartum Rate

$30 to $45

Availability Remarks: Please visit www.ashathomas.ca for extra details of doula, Birthing from Within, Child Birth Education and yoga sessions.

Birth Fee

$850

Postpartum Rate

$30 to $45


Birth Doula Experience

0 years

Postpartum Doula Experience

0 years and 5 families served


Doula Training

  • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), May 2019
  • Birthing From Within, December 2020

Type of practice: Other

Clients per month: 1 to 2 births and 1 to 5 postpartum families

Postpartum limits/restrictions: Prefer non-smoking.

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Birth Pool (Where available)

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Birth Pool available


Special Services Offered

  • Antepartum doula support
  • ASL (American Sign Language)
  • Baby sign language education
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth art therapy services
  • Birth pool rental
  • Childbirth education services
  • First Aid and CPR
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Newborn care specialist
  • Parenting consulting
  • Pelvic floor health education & support
  • Prenatal Yoga
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Sleep support consulting
  • Surrogates and intended parents
  • TENS units rental
  • Therapist or counselor
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Early Childhood Development Specialist Fertility, Prenatal and Postpartum yoga teacher training Certified meditation coach Spinning Babies Training First aid Volunteer for Association for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth (MAL) - current .. Stollery Children's Hospital (Varies) - Current .. Northern Alberta Preschool Teachers Association (President) - 2010-2020

Languages Spoken

  • English

Fee Details

Please do not let finances become a barrier to the care you so deeply deserve. Consider contactong me if you need to talk about finances, and we will discuss options available.

Edmonton, AB Service range 40 miles

Client Testimonials for Asha Thomas

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Kristen Zuniga

1/4/2022

Asha was a fundamental part of our birth team for the birth of our first child. I knew she would be a great support day of with things like comfort and advocacy but what really benefitted me pre and post partum was the emotional support she provided. When I was struggling during my pregnancy she was an amazing listener who made me feel heard and validated my feelings. With all the prenatal support she provided, I felt empowered day of to advocate for myself. The birth did not go "to plan" but because of our conversations leading up to our due date I was prepared for anything and  look back at the decisions we made with pride and contentment. Having a doula like Asha was a worthwhile investment. 

Mikelle

1/3/2022

We hired Asha to be our doula not really knowing what to expect. We were planning for a home birth, and as a first time mom I was nervous about what this would entail and wanted to make sure that both me and my husband had adequate support. Asha absolutely exceeded our expectations. She supported me and my husband through early labour, and when things started to get more intense she set up the birth pool so we didn't have to worry about it. We ended up transferring to hospital before our baby was born, and Asha stayed behind to clean up the birth pool and birthing space so we wouldn't have to worry about it once we got home. After that, she met us at the hospital and was amazing through the 2 ½ hours of pushing it took to bring our little one into the world. I couldn't have done it without her encouraging words.

After we had a couple of days to settle in at home, we had a family member ask if we would use a doula again. Both of us agreed that it was the best money we've ever spent. Thank you Asha for being part of our birth story!

Ashley Mabey

10/6/2021

I'm already an anxious person and I was having my first baby during a pandemic. I didn't want to go through my pregnancy and labor on prepared but was worried that too much information would just cause me to panic. I loved that Asha was willing to take my lead on the level of support I needed. There was absolutely no unsolicited advice or information provided. I could tell her specific concerns or issues/topics I wanted more information. She would provide some information or resources and would only go more in depth if I asked her to. Asha was also a great support and resource for my husband. It was a huge relief to him to know that there was a knowledgeable person and personal friend just a text away if he needed it.

Brittany MacRae

10/1/2021

Asha is the best postpartum doula a new mother could ask for! She is like a knowledgeable friend, ready to talk through issues and offer guidance. I could not have asked for a kinder, more attentive and supportive doula. Asha made my postpartum experience a lot more bearable and helped me get through it just by offering great advice, mental and physical support. Asha helped greatly with tips on how to breastfeed effectively when I struggled and was very knowledgeable about proper nutrition to keep up my milk supply. I am very grateful  for everything she did for us, I would highly recommend her and can’t wait to work with her again !

Lauren

7/3/2021

Asha was such a professional and helped me so much. Before working with Asha, I was nervous about labour after a late term miscarriage. Asha helped me feel confident about my ability to advocate for myself and have the birthing experience I hoped for. She made me feel strong and helped me find my voice. Thank you!!

Birth Availability for Asha Thomas

= Available. Calendar last updated: 10-06-2021

Postpartum Availability for Asha Thomas

= Available. Calendar last updated: 10-06-2021