Meet the two-mom team on a mission to promote better birth!
Ashley is an experienced Health Educator with a Master’s Degree in Health Education and an undergraduate Degree in Health and Wellness. She is also a 200hr Registered yoga teacher. The majority of Ashley’s graduate studies were focused on researching women’s beliefs of breastfeeding preconception. Ashley is passionate about global health and spent two years serving as a Maternal and Child Health Educator with the Peace Corps in Nicaragua. While overseas, she became proficient in Spanish, educated Midwives on balanced nutrition and safe birthing practices, taught reproductive health in the local high school, ran women’s groups in the community and acted as a birth worker for dozens of women. Ashley is a Tobacco Treatment Specialist, a DONA trained Birth Doula and health coach. in addition to her involvement in the community, Ashley is raising a family of her own and continuing to seek her true passion of helping women in her community birth the way they choose.
Alex is an educator, lifelong learner, mother and nurturer. At the core of all of her educational and career experience is the innate need to support and advocate for her community. Alex has an undergraduate degree in Health Science and a Master’s Degree in Community and School Health. She is passionate about women’s reproductive rights, autonomy in labor and birth, breastfeeding and gentle parenting. once she had her own child she gained a more realistic view of the unique needs of women from pre-conception to postpartum. Alex is trained by Childbirth International as a Birth Doula and by the International Placenta and Postpartum Association in Placenta Encapsulation and Postpartum work. When Alex is not working or immersing herself in all things birth, you can find her out in the garden or cozied up in her home in East Aurora with her husband and 1 year old son.