About me

My Story
My Philosophy
  • You should feel safe

  • You should feel empowered

  • You should be the center of attention

  • You should feel heard

  • You should be able to labor and birth in whatever capacity feels right to you

  • You have everything you need to birth within

  • You have rights

  • You can say NO

  • Your body, your decisions

  • Birth is a right of passage

  • Birth is sacred

  • Birth is empowering

Hi, my name is Asia and I would be honored to join you on this journey.

 

Who am I?

 

I am a homeschooling mom of 3. I have 2 boys and 1 girl. I am a disabled veteran and military wife. I served in the United States Air Force for 10 years. Some of my hobbies include baking, staying up late learning about whatever pops in my mind and spending hours at the park doing playdates.

 

My Journey 

 

For as long as I can remember I have always been infatuated with birth. I remember watching TLC's A Birth Story as a child and just falling in love with every story. Initially, I always wanted to become an Obstetrician but as the years went, I grew tired of school so that seemed like it wasn't an option for me as it included another 12 years of schooling.

 

When I graduated high school I decided to join the Air Force. As I became more interested in my health and holistic practices I knew that be incoming an Obstetrician was not for me. It wasn't until I moved to Charleston that I learned about midwives, birth centers and the like. In 2014 I deployed and I had lots of time to research more options in the birthing world that would coincide with my beliefs. I came across the word Doula. I researched and immediately decided that was my way into the birthing world. I immediately signed up for training when I returned home from my deployment. 

 

I've always heard that you need to find a job you love and it won't feel like work. Becoming a doula gave me life in ways I couldn't imagine! I loved supporting women and watching them get in tune with their bodies.

 

The more I learned about pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum I knew that I needed to step away from the medical ideal that birth is a problem that needs to be fixed. I believe that every woman is born with the tools she needs to birth. She just needs to be supported and given the space to listen and follow her intuition. I decided to become a Birth Keeper because I wanted to hold that space for women to birth freely. I believe that women's choices should be honored. I believe that birth is beautiful, and sacred and a rite of passage. I believe that all women should be able to birth in a way that empowers them.

My Training
"if a doula were a drug it would be unethical not to use it"
Birth Doula

Maternity Wise 2015

Holistic Birth Doula

The Matrona 2018

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