Ashley Schnese is a doula, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and a bacon addict (local & pasture raised, of course). She is mother to two beautiful toddler boys, Teddy & Vinny, and wife to an incredibly supportive husband Dylan who loves to bop around their urban homestead with their family.
Ashley has been deeply passionate about birth work since she was pregnant with her first child. Other than her family, she had no village going through new motherhood with her. She didn’t know much at all about pregnancy, birth, and all the choices her and Dylan would have to make as expecting parents. It took her a long time to find resources in her community, and being a mom was isolating at first.
She struggled deeply with postpartum mood disorders after both her boys were born. Her passion is to help women distinguish what is and what is not normal, and to feel their best during this upheaval of identity, which is both beautiful and jarring. She holds women up, and relishes in the opportunity to help build villages around new families as a birth and postpartum doula.
Ashley joins me today to discuss what “birth freedom” is all about. How childbirth has turned into an industry full of coercion and a almost complete lack of informed consent. Along with what can be done about it, if you or someone you love is getting ready for child birth.
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- Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth
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