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Ayurvedic Doula

I bring compassionate expert advice to help the family restore energy, replenish the body and mind, and find time for self-care. It is my mission to bring you the rest and rejuvenation that you need during and after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.  Caring for yourself in the early days will set the stage for a positive and healthy postpartum.

 
 

Chelsea Z.

Even though I had a birth doula at both of my births, it didn't occur to me until I was about 4 weeks postpartum with my second baby to hire a POSTPARTUM doula. I had thought about hiring someone to help clean the house, but when I thought about what I really needed, it was much more that that. I interviewed a few doulas, but decided to hire Ashley for several reasons. I was not very familiar with Ayurveda before I met her, but after a brief explanation from her, I knew that I would love to have this incorporated into my postpartum care. Ashley brought me teas, and suggested others for healing. The food she cooks is absolutely incredible! A huge part of having a postpartum doula is making sure you incorporate self-care into your life when so much of your world revolves around a new baby. Having someone prepare and cook these meals that are created specifically for PP healing takes self-care to another level. Feeling pampered like this is something ALL women should experience during this phase of their life. Even if you are not interested in the food, tea, and homeopathic remedies, Ashley is simply a lovely person to invite into your home. She did light-cleaning and laundry (so many baskets of laundry), introduced yoga poses/stretches that were geared toward the PP body, allowed me to shower without a baby monitor in the room (this is HUGE!!!), and generally just allowed me to relax and have meaningful adult interaction for a few hours a week. Another thing that I loved about having her around is that she has young children herself. Doulas with years and years of experience are WONDERFUL - but having someone that has very recently been in the same boat as you is very therapeutic and comforting. To end my spiel - I can't recommend Ashley enough. I am so glad she has made St. Louis her home, and wish her the best with bettering the postpartum experience for many more families!

 

My Services

Prenatal Visits

After our initial meeting, I am committed to your health and the well-being of your growing family, available whenever needed throughout your entire pregnancy as well as after giving birth. I will be there to provide you with continuous emotional and physical support, and answer any and all questions you may have.

Young Couple Expecting
Pregnant Woman

Birthing Support

Get personal support throughout the entirety of your birthing journey. Although I am not a "labor" Doula, I will still offer support to you and your family before, during, and after birth. I will stay in close contact in order to routinely check how you’re doing and offer anything needed.

Postpartum Support

I take the time to get to know you, your concerns and your needs. I come to your home to support your family. I am available to cook, make herbal preparations, teas, tidy the house and assist in the breastfeeding relationship.  I’m available by phone/email and will provide everything you require to make sure your experience is as calm and positive as possible.

Baby
 

"We focus, first and foremost, on the nourishing and nurturing of the mother or birth giver. In giving our full attention and care to the mother, we encourage ease in her recovery. In tending to the mother, she grows in her mothering confidence, knowing that her own cup is full.

-Sacred Window Studies
Ayurvedic Postpartum Care

 

Contact

314-626-0514

 

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