Christine from Kent on her birth doulas

I’m extremely happy with my husband’s and my decision to choose CLEBaby for the birth of our baby and have nothing but wonderful things to say about our experience with Ashley. As we planned our natural childbirth, Ashley and Gina were available to answer our questions, provide resources, and assist in preparing our birth plan. Ashley and the CLEbaby team scheduled a training to learn about the Relaxbirth chair with the research coordinator at our hospital. As a participant in the study, I was comforted to know Ashley had the knowledge to help us utilize the chair fully. During labor, Ashley joined us at the hospital for what would become a nearly 24 hour long event. Ashley’s presence during labor was calm, confident and comforting. She offered many suggestions for position changes and helped set a relaxed and quiet mood with jungle music and essential oils. Though we planned for a natural birth, our daughter was delivered via cesarean section. This could have been a disappointment for my husband and me, but we felt all options had been thoughtfully considered and we made the best decision. Ashley helped us to explore every alternative scenario presented to us. Her knowledge and non-biased support made all the difference. Since the birth of our daughter, Ashley has been in touch to check in and offer additional postpartum resources including breastfeeding support groups. Her extensive connections in the northeast Ohio area have been so helpful. She was a valuable resource before, during and after our baby’s birth. I recommend CLEbaby for anyone looking for doula support.
— Christine L, Kent, OH