"if a doula were a drug it would be unethical not to use it"

About me

My Philosophy

I believe we can change the world if we change how we care for mothers during the journey to motherhood. Birth is the beginning and this is where change starts.

If we want to raise a generation that is empowered, has bodily autonomy and boundaries, listens to their bodies and intuition and is wise and caring then we must help women reclaim birth. We must restore motherhood as a badge of honor, beauty and strength.

Women are wise, women are strong, women have always innately known how to give birth . As your doula I am here to help you remember this because every woman should feel

safe...empowered...heard...seen...strong...loved...in control...powerful...wise...intuitive

My Story

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, military wife and veteran. 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 head 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 I grew tired of school so that seemed like it wasn't an option for me at the moment as it included another 12 years of schooling.

 

When I graduated high school I decided to join the Air Force. In 2014 I deployed and with ample time to learn I became immersed in holistic living. The more I learned about being holistic the more I knew that becoming an obstetrician was no longer the route for me. In my research I learned about midwives, birth centers and the like. I came across the word doula, went down the rabbit whole and immediately decided that was my way into the birthing world.

 

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 wisdom she needs to birth. She just needs to be supported and given the space to listen to her body 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, sacred and a rite of passage. All women should be able to birth in a way that empowers them.

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 love supporting women and being by their side during one of the most life changing moments of their lives.

 

 

My Training
Birth Doula

Maternity Wise 2015

Holistic Birth Doula

The Matrona 2018

Placenta Encapsulation Specialist

Women's Choice Perinatal Services 2020

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