Ashley is a Certified Cooperative Childbirth Educator through CEA/MNY, a DONA Certified Postpartum Doula, DONA Trained Birth Doula, and Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). Ashley is Infant / Child CPR Certified and trained in Rebozo Techniques for Childbirth, Dream Birth Imagery, and Spinning Babies.
Ashley has worked thoughtfully to build a creative and flexible career that would combine her nurturing instincts, organizational nature, passion for education, and culinary prowess. Since graduating from Haverford College with a B.A. in Education and Political Science she has collected a wealth of experience such as managing a farm and farm-to-table restaurant, starting a cooperative pre-school, and managing NYC vacation-rentals.
Ashley and her husband, Matt, are both born and raised New Yorkers. They are excited that their children share the same identity, though they regularly threaten to move to Maine or other places in the world to have something like “quality of life.” For now, Ashley feels lucky to be living above her mom and within a 10-mile radius of siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and in-laws. She never takes for granted the support she has around her as she grows her family and her business. It is because of her rich community that she is able to bring support and friendship to others.
Sierra has been attending births for over four years in New York City and abroad. She is a DONA trained birth doula and a CenteringPregnancy and CenteringParenting facilitator. Centering believes true health care relies on peer education and community support. Sierra has additional training in CPR, breastfeeding, rebozo techniques, comforting touch in labor, reproductive options counseling, engaging men in reproductive health, and early infant care. She has worked as a prenatal coordinator in a community health center and currently supports adolescents in a school-based health center. Sierra loves to be outside, write, and play with her amazing two year old niece. She also runs a monthly fiction reading series in Brooklyn called Flint Fiction.