Doula & Placenta Encapsulation Service

Labour of Love

Loving support for laboring women in the Twin Cities Metro and Western Wisconsin

Testimonials

Quotes Ashley gave me and my husband so much confidence through pregnancy and labor. Anytime a question came up, she was such an excellent resource - always willing to talk, email or send articles our way until we could come to a decision. She was never pushy in her opinions, just a wealth of information. As first-time parents, we felt so much better knowing that someone would be there with us who had done this before; who could assist and support us as things arose along the way. I wanted to labor at home as long as possible, but things progressed more quickly than expected and by the time Ashley arrived, I could feel the baby's head and was ready to push. I can't believe how calm Ashley was and how calm she kept the two of us. It made all the difference in the world to have someone there right at the end who knew us and was so complimentary and kind and could reassure us that everything was going exactly as it should. I would recommend Ashley to anyone - we will certainly call her again. Quotes
Leah Siltberg

Quotes Ashley was absolutely amazing to have as our doula for the birth of our daughter Avadya! With our birth going no-way we had originally planned due to being diagnosed with pre-eclampsia, Ashley provided great support to both my husband and I which very much reduced my anxiety and helped us still have a birth as natural as possible despite the circumstances. In addition to being in labor for almost 40 hours, Ashley was always there to provide encouragement and to talk through changes from the birth I had previously hoped to have. I remember feeling anxious upon the induction, and again half-way through labor as I reached exhaustion, but Ashley provided a calm voice that very much helped me relax and focus. Ashley also met with us several times before the birth and once after to provide information that helped us make informed decisions about our birth and to get to know us. We are looking forward to having Ashley as our doula for our future births! Quotes
Miriam

Quotes Thank you so much for the wonderful work you did for us. I had Postpartum Depression after the birth of my daughter in 2011 and I'm 2 weeks postpartum with my son and I've never felt better! I owe it all to you and my wonderful placenta pills! Thank you so much! Quotes
Kelsey K.

Quotes Ashley was a wonderful, supportive, informative addition to my birth team. My labor was long and included many unexpected hurdles. She helped make me more comfortable, more informed and more able to focus on my job.Even when I had to go to a c-section, she was very supportive and helped not only me but my family, through the journey. I am so happy she was there and would recommend her to anyone looking for a doula. Quotes
Sarah A.

Quotes Ashley was an invaluable resource throughout my pregnancy and labor. I especially appreciated the amount of time she spent answering many of my first time Mom questions and concerns during pregnancy. My labor and birth of my son would not have gone as smoothly without her. She was able to keep me calm and focused until the very end of my long labor. Thank you Ashley for your support and encouragement. Quotes
Erin and Kyle

Quotes I was so happy to find Ashley and would recommend her to anyone looking for doula services. She is well-informed, friendly, and easy to work with. She is extremely flexible and was always available to answer questions and be a voice of reason during times of anxiety. Even though I was unable to have Ashely attend my birth (due to her being out of town for a wedding and going into labor early), I attribute my successful VBAC to her support and knowledge. Quotes
Suzi P.

Quotes During our 44 hour labor, Ashley was wonderfully supportive and involved! She not only supported me, but also my husband and mom. For two days, she provided assistance and encouragement through all stages of labor. During intervention decisions we had to make, Ashley talked us through pros and cons of each, helping us look at things objectively. She also gave her informed opinions based on our birth plan and the personal convictions she knew we had. I trusted her because I know she is a very thorough researcher and goes beyond what her certification requires. She reminded me to use all the natural techniques I had learned in my birthing class, such as walking, positions, breathing and massage. I was grateful for her gentle and confident reminders that kept me calm (for the most part!). We're so grateful she was there, and Danny has proclaimed that she must be present at any future births. Thank you again, Ashley, for being a part of Gabriel's birth and guiding us each step of the way. Quotes
Danny and Ariel, Bloomington, MN