CHILDBIRTH EDUCATORS

Professionals with decades years combined experience

Chama Woydak

LCCE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA) Chama@homegrownbabies.com

Chama is a fun-loving, energetic and compassionate mom who has been attending births as a Doula in Asheville since 1999 and teaching childbirth classes in since 2002. Chama is a Lamaze Childbirth Educator as well as a DONA International Birth Doula and a Birth Doula Trainer.  Her evidence-based Birth with Courage Lamaze Childbirth Classes support families in cultivating the courage it takes to be an active participant in giving birth and becoming a parent.

As a doula, Chama has a vast and experienced professional skill-set that includes excellent communication skills with families, doctors, midwives and nursing staff.  She is amazing at suggestions for labor progress, non-pharmacological labor pain coping techniques including hypnosis for birth, mental strategies, breathing strategies, massage, positioning, homeopathy and aromatherapy. She also offers labor and immediate postpartum photography, and initial breastfeeding support. Chama has been supporting and inspiring women and families for over 15 years to find what they need to feel safe and strong from pregnancy into parenthood.

Jen Chandlee

Director of Postpartum Services and Education
PCD(DONA). CD(DONA), CLE(CAPPA), ICCE(ICEA)
 Jen@homegrownbabies.com

Jen Chandlee was inspired to become a birth, postpartum, and lactation professional in 1994 after having her first baby. Her extensive background and over 20 years of experience in the field allow her to provide women and their families a wide range of physical, emotional, and educational support offered with an open mind, loving hands, and calm presence.

She is certified through DONA and ICEA and is currently offering birth and postpartum doula services; childbirth, breastfeeding and postpartum education; and in-home breastfeeding support.

Gloria Maria Llanser

LCCE, CLD (CAPPA), Placenta Encapsulation Specialist GloriaMaria@homegrownbabies.com

Childbirth is a sacred process. As a certified and deeply intuitive doula, Gloria Maria’s presence through every stage of the process provides confidence, comfort, and clarity about all aspects of bringing a new baby into the world. Together she enters into a sacred partnership with her clients and their families. By offering evidence based information about the birthing process, she helps families make educated choices that best serve their own needs, desires and beliefs.

Gloria Maria is a Lamaze certified childbirth educator, birth and postpartum doula, placenta encapsulation specialist and has additional training in maternal mental health through Postpartum Support International. She has studied with many teachers of different healing techniques such as New Paradigm Multi­Dimensional Transformation (a hands on healing system). She is a licensed Holistic Practitioner and works with flower essences, essential oils and homeopathic remedies. Her extensive and varied background allows her to provide a broad range of support offered with an open mind, loving hands and calm presence.

Kelly Brown

CD(DONA), LCCE, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator Kelly@homegrownbabies.com

Learning about childbirth in early childhood courses in college, Kelly saw birth as a painful and difficult experience. Through educating herself and learning her options, Kelly’s perceptions changed drastically while pregnant with her first daughter. She experienced birth as transformational. As she gained knowledge of the process and a multitude of coping techniques, a passion was unleashed to help women overcome their fears about birth and work toward the birth experience they desire. Having had both hospital and homebirths with her own children, Kelly carries the variety of those experiences with her when working with women.

A certified birth doula through DONA International and a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, Kelly brings knowledge, compassion, and spirit to her clients and students.

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