Birth Within Doula
Ashley Daoust, Certified Birth Doula
Helping you feel empowered to reach down and birth within
Serving families in San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties
Doulas are now allowed in local hospitals!
We are making strides in getting doulas back into all four local hospitals...
What's a Doula?
"If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use them."
-John M Kennel, M.D.
Physical, emotional and informational labor companion for a birthing person and their birthing team. All birth is beautiful, so a doula will provide a safe, non-judgmental, non-bias space so you can have the birth you deserve.
Why a Doula?
In addition to the incredible statistics below, having a doula can increase the chance of spontaneous vaginal birth, reduce the use of forceps and a vacuum as well as other medical interventions, and increase the likelihood of being at peace with the birth you have. Birth is such a sacred and intimate time and shouldn't be interrupted with unnecessary medical intervention or negative space.
DECREASE IN CESAREAN
DECREASE IN EPIDURAL REQUESTS
DECREASE IN OXYTOCIN USE
DECREASE IN LABOR LENGTH
Hi, I'm Ashley. I'm a certified birth doula on the beautiful Central Coast of CA. I've been passionate about birth work since my first baby over 18 years ago and feel fortunate to serve families in their birth journey. I am also training to be a certified babywearing educator and am excited to bring babywearing education to our area.
"When a woman births, not only is a baby being born but so is a mother. How we treat her will affect how she feels about herself as a mother and a parent. Be gentle. Be kind. Listen."