I offer postpartum doula services and on occasion mom-baby help and day-care. My philosophy is that of my birth doula work: you keep your voice, keep your power, and get some sleep, encouragement, and flat-out help. I offer this service days, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a minimum of 2 to 4 hours per shift dependent on travel.
I am trained through ICEA as both a postpartum doula and as a breast-feeding counselor. Doula Woman is judgment free. I offer education and referrals if you like.
I am mom to three adult children and I still remember feeling pretty desperate for help at times as I raised my children with love and intent. That is why I am here for you. I have worked the system on behalf of a family member with severe mental illness and I know what it is like to raise a child as others’ judge you.
Ashleigh offers Postpartum Doula Services that include breastfeeding support, emotional support and encouragement, family nurturing, instruction on newborn care, advice on self-care in the postpartum period and light housekeeping to assist new mothers with rest and healing. Postpartum support leads to less postpartum depression, a longer duration of breastfeeding and a smoother transition into parenthood.
Ashleigh believes that all families, no matter where they give birth, should be well informed and supplied all the information needed to make informed decisions. It is this knowledge that gives us the power to do what is right for our own families.
Ashleigh is CAPPA trained and is working towards her certification.
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