Ashley Dare (she/her)

ProDoula Doula Trainer

CURRENT STATUS: Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula Trainer, Certified Elite Postpartum & Infant Care Doula, Certified Labor Doula, and Certified Infant Feeding Specialist

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Meet Your Doula Trainer

Ashley found her passion for birth work early in life and has always been drawn to pregnancy, labor and delivery, and postpartum families. After earning a bachelor’s degrees in business administration and Digital Marketing, she ran a successful internet marketing business for several years, but ultimately found that her heart was with families in the transition of new parenthood. After having her own children, experiencing two back-to-back miscarriages, and struggling with postpartum depression and anxiety, she saw first-hand the need for support for families experiencing the roller coaster of pregnancy and parenting and decided to become a certified doula. Ashley’s heart for training new doulas comes out of the defeating experience she had getting involved with doula work, prior to finding and certifying with ProDoula. Finding ProDoula gave her the confidence and support that she was craving. As a trainer, she hopes to instill confidence and knowledge in new doulas and give them the support they deserve when pursuing this incredible work.

Ashley has spent hundreds of hours supporting new families as they bring home their baby/babies. Ashley has specific expertise in working with families of multiples and families seeking postpartum support through an adoption or foster care experience. She spent years as a postpartum doula in Virginia, at the forefront of postpartum support in her region, working to include adoptive and foster families in the conversations surrounding postpartum support. Ashley brings confidence and energy to everyone she meets. She is committed to helping new doulas meet their goals, know their worth, and pursue their passion for this career. Ashley is an independent contractor for Doulas of Cincinnati, and the Managing Director of Virginia Family Doulas.