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Ashley Duran

Sacred Labor of Love

New York, NY Serves families in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens Travel fee applies if you live more than 25 miles away from upper manhattan


Birth Fee

$1750 to $2300

Postpartum Rate

$60 to $75

Availability Remarks: Support with baby feeding goals; Newborn care; Postpartum healing; Herbal Recommendations; On-going communication; Access to resources, referrals and evidenced based information

Birth Fee

$1750 to $2300

Postpartum Rate

$60 to $75

Medicaid and Third Party Insurers

Currently approved to receive payments from the following programs:

Birth Doula Experience

3 years and 35 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience

3 years and 37 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Ancient Song Doula Services - Full Spectrum Labor Doula Certification

Postpartum Doula Certifications

  • Ancient Song Doula Services - Full Spectrum Postpartum Doula Certification

Doula Training

  • Ancient Song Doula Services, March 2022

Type of practice: Solo practice

Clients per month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 4 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
I provide extensive education around navigating hospital policies, in a way that can support your birth goals. My mantra is the more knowledge you have, the more power you have to navigate difficult situations should they arise.

Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers

Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion support
  • Acupressure
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Childbirth education services
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Full spectrum doula services
  • Lactation consultant/counselor services
  • LGBTQIA+ Support
  • Miscarriage support
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Photography - Birth
  • Prenatal or postnatal massage
  • Reduced rates for women considering adoption
  • Reflexology
  • Satellite doula (for remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)
  • Stillbirth and infant loss support
  • TENS units rental
  • Therapeutic bodywork
  • Vaginal steam/peristeam services
  • Virtual and remote doula support

Training Documentation


Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Member of the NYC Doula Initiative Community Advisory Board, Member of NYC Doula Association, Spoke on CBS news on maternal mortality

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Fee Details

2 prenatal consultations (in-person and/or virtually), 24 hour on-call begins at 37 weeks, Early in-home labor support (in-person and/or virtually), Attendance of birth + 2 hours postpartum at birthing place, Breastfeeding support, Childbirth recovery support, Newborn care support, Ongoing support after first prenatal appointment, Access to resources, referrals and evidenced based information to help make informed decisions for birthing person and baby

Service Area

New York, NY Serves families in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens Travel fee applies if you live more than 25 miles away from upper manhattan

Certifications for Ashley Duran

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Client Testimonials for Ashley Duran

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Afiya Phillips


Ashley was absolutely amazing! I had suffered great trauma in my first birth. This being my second pregnancy I wasn't in the best mind set and had great fear around labor. Ashley was a shoulder to cry on but more importantly provided me and my partner with valuable resources. I lived in a different state but she made herself available to me; traveling out for sessions. On the day I went into labor she arrived quickly and waited it out with me. She protected me and made sure I was heard. She upheld my birth planning and I was able to give birth with joy and laughter. I would recommend you work with her, if I wanted more children she would be the first number I dialed. 

Nicole Mahabir


I have known Ashley Duran for over five years now and our professional relationship
during the fifth month of my pregnancy in 2022. Incorporating a Doula into my pregnancy plan was always at the top of my list. Prior to our professional relationship I have always known her to be intelligent, compassionate and empathetic to all and their circumstances. Once I discovered
what I was expecting I immediately considered Ashley, and from our initial call I knew I had made the right choice as she clearly explained to me what Doula work entails from both parties.Throughout my pregnancy she provided physical and emotional support, and equipped
me with the information I needed to advocate for my family. Being that this was my first
pregnancy I had many questions and Ashley was able to ease my anxieties by always sending me answers that were backed by scientific evidence. I was able to confidently communicate my birth plan with my OB/GYN thanks to Ashley. She taught me to not only ask my provider the necessary questions but to also listen to my intuition and my body. This also strengthened my relationship with my provider as they were impressed with my knowledge and awareness.I can honestly say that my birthing experience was an exceptional one because of Ashley’s guidance. Her dedication to transferring her birth knowledge via resources was consistent and there were no surprises for me prior to and during labor. I am impressed by her commitment to making sure women, especially those of color and circumstances have the resources and opportunity to experience the magic of birth. I am honored to recommend Ashley Duran. 

Minerva A


Ashley was an instrumental part of my pregnancy and post-partum journey. Throughout my pregnancy, as my doula, Ashley offered me valuable information that allowed me to make decisions that aligned with how I wanted to carry out my pregnancy and birth. She was always readily available to answer the millions of questions I had, consistently offering factual answers and doing the research when necessary to provide me with the best care. Ashley’s warm nature and sincerity shine through making her a grounding presence, which was vital during my labor. The fact that she provided support during my labor virtually and was the most important voice for me in the room speaks volumes about her character and her gift as a doula. I experienced some complications post-birth and Ashley was able to travel to my home and provide immediate hands-on post-partum care for ten days. Without this care and her knowledge, as a single mother, I honestly do not know how I would have made it through those ten days. She was able to teach me how to breastfeed and taught me different tricks for handling a newborn while healing from a major surgery. Her dedication to bringing sacredness back into the birthing experience was and is the pillar of what has allowed me to say that my birthing experience, while different than what we planned, was still a powerful story and I am forever grateful for her.



Ashley has graciously extended her doula services to me for prenatal and postpartum care. The education and tools Ashley provided me with throughout my pregnancy helped me achieve an unmedicated birth within a hospital setting. My postpartum period has been a smoother transition thanks to Ashley’s support. Ashley has educated me on the importance of herbs, nutrition, and techniques to help me with breastfeeding. I appreciate the way Ashley helps me feel whole and recognized.

Birth Availability for Ashley Duran

= Available. Calendar last updated: 05-08-2024

Postpartum Availability for Ashley Duran

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