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Asha Thomas

Full Circle Birth Collective

Edmonton, AB Service range 40 miles

https://www.fullcirclebirthcollective.com/asha-thomas.html

Birth Fee

$850 to $1000

Postpartum Rate

Not specified

Availability Remarks: Please visit www.ashathomas.ca for extra details of my parent coaching and prenatal/postpartum yoga classes.

Birth Fee

$850 to $1000

Postpartum Rate

Not specified


Birth Doula Experience

2 years

Postpartum Doula Experience

2 years


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

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

  • Abortion support
  • Antepartum doula support
  • Aromatherapy
  • ASL (American Sign Language)
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Birth art therapy services
  • Birth pool rental
  • Childbirth education services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • 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
  • Therapeutic bodywork
  • 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. I have various packages including a sliding scale package and offer payment plans, with 0% interest.

Edmonton, AB Service range 40 miles

Client Testimonials for Asha Thomas

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Adrean and baby Isla

7/20/2022

After having a incredibly horrible experience with a doula for my first birth I was very hesitant about getting another one. However Asha was incredible and I cannot recommend her enough. She was so patient and loving and took the time to help us feel as prepared as possible for the birth and help me find some healing for my last birth trauma. 

Nicole Guenette

3/19/2022

I began my search for a doula because my husband and I do not have family nearby and I was looking for a support person who could help me through the journey of giving birth. Asha was an immediate fit and I found her to be a very calm and reassuring presence. She prepared us for the birth using both in person and virtual sessions as the COVID situation was evolving.

On the day my daughter was born, Asha arrived at the hospital just as my contractions were beginning to intensify. She calmly prepared the room with soft lighting and music because she knew I had wanted a home birth and did her best to create that safe space for me. She even covered the clock so I would stop obsessing over the length of the labour!

She was the perfect balance of support for both me and my husband and seemed to instinctively know how to balance the situation. She communicated our wishes to the hospital staff and took over when I wasn't able to communicate once the birth progressed.

I am so grateful that Asha was there for us and she supported us in ways we really could not have anticipated. After the birth the nurses commented that she was one of the best doulas they had seen. She visited us postpartum and answered all my questions and even provided  recommendations on breastfeeding. 

A few days later, Asha shared a few photos she took while I was in labour and right after our daughter arrived. I wasn't even aware she was taking them at the time but I cherish those photos now because they are a keepsake of the day. I was so out of it at the end and they are a comfort now that allow us to relive the best parts of the birth.

We would highly recommend Asha for her calming presence, her knowledge and for the above and beyond support she provided both before and after the birth. Meeting Asha and having her be a part of this journey was the best decision we made and we are ever thankful!

Colleen

2/16/2022

I hired Asha because of my previous traumatic birth, and I couldn’t be more thankful for her support. Asha helped me feel calm and supported not only during the birth, but throughout my pregnancy and postpartum. She always replied to me promptly, acknowledged my feelings and provided guidance when appropriate. She encouraged healthy expression of emotions and was a great mentor in easing our transition from one to two children. Throughout the intensity of labour, she was an incredibly powerful grounding presence. She was extremely supportive postpartum and helped me reach out to an IBCLC for lactation support. She is very knowledgeable in all things pregnancy/labour and postpartum. If we decide to have another child, I would not hesitate to hire Asha again.

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: 07-15-2022

Postpartum Availability for Asha Thomas

= Available. Calendar last updated: 07-15-2022