Ashley was great from before birth though postpartum. Before birth she helped us understand what to expect. During the birth, she seemed to be right there anytime I needed something. During postpartum she helped us with aspects of being new parents (e.g. soothing techniques). Having a newborn can be overwhelming and having her help allowed us to feel human again."
Nino E. April 2023
Throughout the pregnancy, Ashley was by our side providing expert guidance and emotional support. She took the time to truly understand and our desires for the birth, and helped us create a birth plan that aligned with our wishes. Her wealth of experience and calming presence gave us the confidence and reassurance we needed to embrace the natural process of childbirth.
During the labor and delivery, Ashley was an absolute angel! She intuitively anticipated our needs and provided comfort measures that helped ease the intensity of labor. Her gentle touch, soothing voice, and encouraging words helped my wife stay focused and empowered throughout the entire process. She also tirelessly supported us after the birth of our son.
Lauren S. March 2023
Although I had a pretty average hospital birth, Ashley helped make it feel special and transformational. Not only did she respect and advocate for our choices, but she went above and beyond to validate me every step of the way. Her soups and teas were veery healing during the postpartum phase and I could feel her love in them.
Redilyn M. February 2023
I am so thankful I found Ashley. She is someone I would consider a Super Doula! My labor was roughly 38+ hours long but Ashley stayed by myside the entire time. With barely any sleep, she managed to help me get through my anxiety, stress and pain. I have no clue how she was able to keep herself well composed after not having any sleep, but she is definitely a super Doula! I love how I was able to focus on her voice as she coached me on how to push for nearly two hours long. Having her presence in the hospital and at home immensely helped me get through the contractions. She's taught me a lot about breathing through the waves of contractions, showing me different positions for birthing, and getting information on what's happening during the labor process. I also really liked how she took notes. I'm so glad she documented everything because for me, it's nice to have something to look back on and remember everything I went through and remind myself, "wow, that was such a beautiful journey to motherhood." Thank you Ashley for being there for me!
Sarah & Miles H. December 2022
Looking back at our birth and the months leading up to it, my husband and I keep bringing up how we couldn’t have imagined going through this journey without the support of our doula, Ashley. Hiring a doula initially wasn’t something we were sure we needed, as we were expecting a hospital birth with no complications. At our first meeting, Ashley helped us understand how many ways she could support us, from discussions about the birthing process and breastfeeding to answering our questions about our birth plan options, local hospital practices, and giving us various pre/post natal resources and contacts. Before and during early labor, Ashley supported us though the night via text and phone until it was time to join us. I ended up needing so many interventions and Ashley advocated for me every step of the way, making sure my husband and I understood every part of the process. Having her by my husbands side as they massaged, coached, and guided me through til the end meant everything to me, and gave us so much more confidence throughout. She powered through more than 27 hours with us til baby was born, and even reached out 2 hours after that to check in again. Having her by our side felt like one of the best decisions we have ever made. We also opted to take advantage of Ashley’s food services. Her incredible teas and soups have been so nourishing and convenient during these first days postpartum. We’ve connected so much with Ashley that we are planning to use her for extra postpartum support at home once my husband starts to go back to work. Ashley is so kind, capable, thoughtful, and knowledgeable. I would recommend her to anyone looking for this type of doula through their birthing journey!
Mike P. December 2022
Wow, where to start… professional, knowledgeable, personable, what a life saver and pleasure to have in our home. With help and support covering the whole spectrum from nutrition, mom, baby, home and more. Thank you!!
Peter H. August 2022
Ashley at Two Births Doula Services was such a life-saver for our birth experience and journey. When meeting Ashley over the phone for the first time, Kendra (my wife) enjoyed hearing the value that Ashley places on the importance of informed consent and her passion on advocating for the mother’s choice in her birth experience. When I met Ashley for the first time at our first house visit I was struck by her passion for the defense and care of birthing people, especially those birthing in a hospital setting. She embodied lion-energy, a mama ready to defend her pride at any cost. We met with Ashley a few times before the day of our birth and she did an excellent job arming us with the information we would need in case of a trip to the hospital, (our primary plan was to give birth at Intimate Journey Birth Center, which was able to happen for us!). She also led us in a birth art exercise which was a nice way to slow down and connect with our baby and the desires we had for the birth experience. The day of our birth, we were in touch with Ashley from very early in the morning. She was immediately responsive and available to us throughout the morning often checking-in proactively before we updated her on the most recent contraction times. We had Ashley arrive in the early afternoon to support my wife and I while Kendra pre-labored before we transferred to the birth center. Ashley was invaluable during this time as she was able to communicate with our midwife while I was physically supporting Kendra who needed physical support during each contraction. While also providing options for new positions to try and simply just bringing us both water and food when we needed it. Once at the birth center, Ashley continued to be a support in addition to the midwife team all of whom provided care for Kendra as she labored for the last few hours before our daughter was born. Ashley also provided us with four delicious post-natal recovery soups that Kendra is still enjoying as she recovers from the birth experience.
Dana L. January 2022
We can’t recommend Ashley Murphy enough! Having her support before, during, and after the birth of our first child was one of the best decisions we could have made. She has a huge heart and helped both my husband and I feel prepared and confident as first time parents. She advocated for us during labor and ensured that my birth story was empowering and aligned with my priorities and heart - just like we had discussed in our prenatal visits. Her presence at the hospital allowed my husband and I to focus on bringing our child into this world, rather than paying attention to every last medical detail. Not only does she have the most comforting presence, but she also makes amazing skincare products and postpartum care via her Skin to Skin line. She has been such a gift to us!!
Ginna M. September 2021
So thankful for Ashley’s help with postpartum prep. She helped set up a meal train of my close friends, provided amazing soups and teas, as well as gave me some much needed postpartum skin care products that smell SO good. She was even willing to come over and help me clean and organize before babies arrival. Ashley made me feel so supported and was very available to help me during this transition in whatever way I needed.
Katarina H. July 2021
Ashley stepped in when our doula couldn't make it to our induction. She walked in when I was already in a lot of pain and immediately helped my husband and I figure out where I was in my labor and what I needed. She was a great advocate for me throughout and worked hard to get answers from a nurse who wasn't always forthcoming. She had a bag full of tricks that helped through labor and supported me in my choice to get an epidural. I was very grateful Ashley was able to step in and help us deliver our first child!
Julia G. July 2021
Ashley was incredible! She had to fill in last minute for our doula who couldn’t come right away, but Ashley treated us as her own clients. She has such a calming, kind presence and treated us with such amazing care. She made the room a peaceful environment and coached me through my most painful contractions. We are so grateful for her. Definitely hire her! You won’t regret it!!
Madisun C. June 2021
Ashley is amazing! I used her services for postpartum nourishment. She brought me the most nourishing broths and teas after the birth of my second daughter. I could feel all the love she put into everything she made. Everything was so gentle on my body/digestion. I looked forward to every healing sip! Whenever I was feeling a little down or off I’d ask my husband to heat up some of Ashley’s teas or broth for me and I felt so grounded after. It was really something to look forward to. I’m so grateful for Ashley and what she is creating!
Sophia N. June 2021
Working with Ashley as our birth doula was an amazing experience! She was a wonderful addition to such a sacred and special tribe of women surrounding and supporting me through the birth of our third child. Her warm and gentle presence was so comforting. She was very in tune with my needs and knew just when to give me a sweet uplifting affirmation or a gentle touch. Our other two young children were with us for the birth as well and Ashley was such a huge help with them, providing them with snacks and entertainment! My husband and I had planned on my mom and sister to be there to help look after the kids but my labor progressed so quickly that they weren’t able to make it in time. Having Ashley not only be an incredible support for me during labor but also be so helpful with our children and guide them to be apart of the birth, made it so I could remain in a peaceful state of mind and made it so my husband was able to stay by my side. I felt so safe and held by Ashley and the midwives caring for me, my husband and my children during such a sacred time. She also gifted me an array of homemade products to use during and after labor that were all so lovely. The birth of our third child was truly my most beautiful and euphoric birthing experience and I am so incredibly grateful that Ashley was apart of it.