THE DREADLOCKED DOULA
Founder of Cardinal Birth
My name is Abby,
I've been married to my best friend, Brandon for 12 years.
We have 7 awesome kids, 4 born in hospital, and 3 at home. We hope to be blessed with many more.
As homeschooling parents, we enjoy simple living, raising a ton of kids, a few dogs, chickens & ducks.
Our family moved to the Lehigh Valley in 2013.
I began studying midwifery in 2010, after the birth of our 5th child, born at home
I became certified as a doula, and began attending births in 2013. My midwifery training has been under local midwives, and as well through The Art of Midwifery, in Media Pa.
I am currently in a formal apprenticeship as an apprentice homebirth midwife.
I intend to sit for the NARM exam & obtain my CPM credential in the next 2 years.
It is so important that clients of Cardinal Birth have a small, personal, & reliable team of doulas, to be fully available from the time you sign your contract, or should you need a backup doula.
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Ashley has always had a love and interest in birth. She has explained it as a deep calling within herself, something she was meant to do, and pursue in her own unique way.
This is where she was born to make a difference in lives, by connecting, and serving families on a personal and intimate level.
She describes birth work as love, and soul work. Seeing, Experiencing, and feeling the deeper levels birth. She believes that it is much more defining then just having a baby, there is a spiritual aspect to birth that she feels can be lost in modern day birth world.
There are ways to make every birth personalized and every birth space warm, loving, and yours.
To Ashley, every mother, and every baby should be respected, and uplifted.
After she started pursuing doula work she found Stillbirthday, and immediately felt a need to become a certified stillbirthday doula. Bereavement is an extremely difficult time in anyone's life. Losing a beloved child is absolutely devastating, and these families deserve educated support, and a trained gentle hand. She is honored to be able to provide that to her clients.
Her Goal as a doula is to provide mother's with wholehearted, unwavering, empowering love and support, while they comfortably and confidently bring their babies earth side.
Whether this is a clients first baby, last baby, rainbow baby, or a sweet baby born sleeping, Ashley wants to be a warm, loving light to guide through every birth experience. No matter what trimester, or what birthing method. From the beginning of your journey to the later postpartum period, she's supporting your birth with ease.
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WE ARE SO EXCITED TO SERVE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!