Hi, I'm Ashley, #birthnerd extraordinaire.
I love what I do. Seriously. I know sometimes people say that, but I really, really mean it. I'm truly passionate about the things I love (birth being one of them!), which makes me super fun at parties (who doesn't want to hear about how babies are born over cake?).
Other things I love include coffee, beer, pizza, chocolate chia pudding, dogs, sleep, and hip hop.
I'm the mom to three beautiful children, one who is an angel another who is a tenacious toddler, and a fresh squish born May 2019.
When I'm not at a birth you can find me reading about birth, thinking about birth, or talking about birth. But seriously, you can probably find me sleeping because I have to take it when I can get it.
What gets me fired up (in a good way):
• When I can see the difference that informed decision-making and empowerment can make to a birth experience
• When I get to capture the intimate moments of a family during birth or after
• When I see families thrive in their new roles as parents. There's just nothing better (well, except maybe sleep!)
WHY WORK WITH ME?
I’ve been there.
I bring personal and professional experience to every family and every birth. I’ve had both a low-risk and high-risk pregnancy, midwifery and OB care, a vaginal birth and a cesarean section. I’ve experienced devastating loss and absolute joy. My experiences have made me honour, appreciate, and respect the birth process, and through it all I bring love, compassion, and a bit of humour to everything I do.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR SUPPORT BUT WANT TO KEEP YOUR BIRTH SPACE INTIMATE?
I am now offering private childbirth education classes with access to me before, during, and after your birth, for whatever you need. Think of me as your “digital doula” - available for whatever you need, whenever you need it, but without the extra person in your birth space.
OR, HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED A LOSS AND FIND YOURSELF PREGNANT AGAIN?
I’ve been there too, and I can help you navigate all the highs and lows that a subsequent pregnancy can bring.
If you’re ready to chat about how I can help to make your birth experience as positive and empowering as possible, contact me and we can set up a coffee or tea date.
Connect with me!