Testimonial for Saltwater Doula LLC - @saltwaterdoulanh

Hiring Ashley to be my birth doula was easily the best choice I made for the birth of my first child. From our first meeting to our last, Ashley was excellent in every way.

When we met with Ashley before the birth, Ashley asked thoughtful questions that prompted a healthy discussion about our goals, expectations, and concerns. She was an empathetic listener and offered creative suggestions about steps we could take to achieve our ideal birthing experience. She was very well prepared to educate us about the birth process itself and the various comfort measures we could employ to help ease some of the physical discomfort of birthing a baby. Ashley also taught us and coached us through the Spinning Babies exercises, both prior to and during labor, to help our baby get into the ideal position in utero for birth. 

Ashley attended my nearly 20 hour hospital birth. I can't overstate how supportive, encouraging, and helpful she was through the entire thing. She suggested and literally helped me move into position after position during the first stage of labor with the goals of easing my discomfort and moving baby down towards the birthing canal as efficiently as possible. She worked tirelessly to provide counter pressure on my lower back and coached my husband on how he could physically support me as well. 

When my labor took an unexpected turn, Ashley reminded me of my original goals for the birth and reassured me that I was actively achieving them, which gave me great perspective when I was feeling forlorn about the experience. To me, this was a clear indication of Ashley's empathetic and attentive style of listening and that she put me and my goals at the center of my birthing experience above all else. 

My husband and I couldn't have asked for a better support person. We are so grateful to have found and hired Ashley as our birth doula for the birth of our first child. 

-Kolbie

December 15, 2021

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Postpartum Rate: $0 to $45

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Postpartum Rate: $0 to $45

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