My
Birth Philosophy

When families are searching for a doula, many wonder what their birth philosophy is

I see a blueprint for optimal childbirth. One that allows pregnancy, labour, and postpartum to progress well-supported and undisturbed. More importantly, guiding you to trust that your body can handle any challenges that come your way, even if an alternate route to your ideal birth takes place. 

My goal as your Virtual Doula is to arm you with resources, knowledge, and support so that you can feel confident throughout this sacred journey. Whether you seek education and clarity in creating your plan, guidance on listening to your inner voice, or just an encouraging birth worker in your corner, I will be offering judgment-free consulting and a listening ear.

My approach as a full spectrum doula encompasses a range of specialties including lactation counseling, gentle sleep consulting, holistic nutrition, and culinary expertise. My overarching goal is to provide comprehensive support to mothers and their families, addressing their needs on all fronts.

I advocate for an understanding of the physiological aspects of birth, promoting the benefits of an undisturbed birthing experience whenever possible. However, I recognize that circumstances may vary, and an undisturbed birth may not always be attainable. In such cases, I equip mothers with the tools, resources, and ongoing support necessary to thrive in their postpartum and breastfeeding journey, facilitating a smooth path to recovery.

As a postpartum doula offering virtual services, I understand the importance of nurturing and honoring the sacred feminine during the profound journey of motherhood. In a world that often overlooks the significance of this transformative time, I believe it is essential to bring back the respect for mothers during the precious postpartum period.

Having spent my entire adult life abroad, I empathize deeply with the challenge of creating a community in unfamiliar surroundings. When the same level of support is no longer available to you in your new home, there’s no reason why you should have to sacrifice the quality of care and guidance you deserve as you grow your family.

By empowering families with knowledge and support, I aim to foster confidence and resilience as you navigate the beautiful journey of parenthood, regardless of where you've chosen to reside.

Through my support as a doula, I aim to cherish and empower mothers as they embark on the healing process after birth. By providing comprehensive care that addresses physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, I strive to create a nurturing environment where mothers feel valued, supported, and understood.

My approach emphasizes the significance of the postpartum period as a time of profound transformation and growth. I believe that by honoring and cherishing mothers during this sacred time, we can cultivate a deeper connection to the feminine and foster a sense of empowerment and resilience in mothers and their families.

Through the support doulas offer during the healing process, we can play a vital role in bringing back the respect and reverence for the sacred feminine, ensuring that mothers feel supported, cherished, and empowered as they navigate the beautiful journey of motherhood


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No matter where you are in the world, you deserve access to quality resources to make your birth and postpartum experience feel nurtured and nourished.

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"I had my session with Ashley months ago and got the best advice for my postpartum era. Seriously. We Indonesian, who rarely get support during our postpartum, need a doula to help us recover in mind and physical. And she's the best, you won't regret it!"
-S. Adriene

"[I] got the best advice for my postpartum era"

"My baby also loves her already"

"I didn't expect that Ashley would be this detailed to help me through postpartum[...] my baby also loves her already. She really enjoyed Ashleey holding her, I can tell" 
-Kalu's Momma

"Such a great consultant to talk with"

"I'd like to say thank you again, because when I talked to you like we did today was really helpful and made me calmer and more comfy. [Ashley is] such a great consultant to talk with, really"
- Syelly

Doulas are not doctors or midwives, and do not practice medicine, nor diagnose and treat pregnancy or postpartum related symptoms. Information presented on this website (Ashley Nao Doula), blog or in our meetings and conversations are not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of a properly licensed health care professional. In addition, doulas, lactation counsellors, yoga teachers, and holistic sleep coaches do not make specific health claims or promise medical results. We provide education and guidance, pregnancy, labor, postpartum, and breastfeeding support. 

Please note that opinions on this site are my views and conclusions based on the research I have done, my personal experience or experiences relayed to me from friends and associates. It should never replace medical advice from your doctor or midwife.