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Ashley Buchanan

Postpartum Doula, Newborn Care Specialist

Ashley studied to become a Postpartum Doula in San Francisco at Natural Resources Doula Training Program.

Ashley's journey with birth work started in 2016 when she gave birth to her son. Like many women, she was incredibly moved by the power of her body and the great forces of birth. Her experience left her feeling empowered and has given her the strength needed for motherhood and beyond.  Ashely wants to help other new parents feel empowered and have the confidence to make that transition into parenthood. 

Ashley has continued her education training to help women with a history of trauma with courses in "When Survivors Give Birth" Foundational Training.

She has a passion for helping new parents find a healthy eating and sleeping routine for their baby and individualizes her care plans based on what works best for each family she supports.

Ashley has received additional training from Jennifer Darwin at GGDA in many areas of newborn and postpartum care.  ​​

  • CPR/First Aid Certified

  • Current on all vaccines (including Covid-19)

  • Clear background check

We loved working with Ashley!  She was so crucial in getting us, and especially me as a first time mom, through the first six weeks postpartum.  While we had contracted with her part-time for four weeks, we increased our number of sessions and length of time because she was such a lifeline.
Ashley is incredibly trustworthy and diligent, with very high EQ and empathy.  Adjusting to a newborn was very difficult for me, and she was there as a source of knowledge and a confidante, providing both emotional support and problem-solving on the many feeding issues I experienced.  In addition to supporting me as a new mom, Ashley helped us learn the basics of newborn care -- how to bottle feed, change a diaper, give a bath, set up changing stations around the home.  She helped us organize the nursery and find efficient ways to get things done.  We were also quite careful with COVID and Ashley was especially cautious and respectful to ensure everyone's safety.
I felt 100% confident in entrusting her with our newborn, and wholly supported as a new mom too. I'd recommend Ashley to anyone searching for a postpartum doula.

~Amy G~ San Francisco, CA

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