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Planning Your Postpartum, As Important As Planning for Birth? Part of what drew me to my career in birth work was the overwhelming portrayal of postpartum or the fourth trimester as a daunting and feared period for mothers. To say that this very special time is presented negatively is an understatement. You can witness this […]

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January 9, 2024

A mother’s body is truly a remarkable vessel designed to nurture and sustain life. From the moment of conception until birth, and beyond, a complex dance of physiological interactions takes place between a mother and her baby. Two essential practices that harness the innate regulatory abilities of a mother’s body are skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding. […]

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January 9, 2024

Ashley Nao Doula with a consulting client

How Your Partner Can Support You at Your HomebirthAs a virtual doula, I have the privilege of guiding birth partners on how they can best support mothers during labour. I believe that labourland (the sacred space where mothers prepare to give birth), should be intimate. Therefore, taking a hands-off approach seems to be the best […]

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January 3, 2024

"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