It was so helpful to have postpartum support in the weeks following the birth of my daughter. She surprised us with an early arrival and we were not ready! With no family living nearby it was so comforting to know that we had someone prepared to come help. When we were exhausted and overwhelmed, our doula arrived with a smile, patience, and reassurance. She was there to provide support for all of us. Not only did she deliver excellent newborn care and breastfeeding support, she was also there for more general assistance such as cooking, doing laundry, running errands and helping get the baby gear assembled. It was a huge shift to go from pregnancy to motherhood and I am so grateful that we had the support of a postpartum doula to help guide us through that transition.

- Marissa Domanski

Meet the Doulas Events

Come join other new and expectant parents to learn about the benefits of both birth and postpartum doula services.

Jen Chandlee

Director of Postpartum Services and Education
Postpartum Doula Trainer

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, ICEA, and CAPPA and is currently offering postpartum doula trainings and support; childbirth, breastfeeding and postpartum education; and in-home breastfeeding support.

Roxy Robbins


You can survive or thrive.

As an experienced postpartum doula Roxy believes in providing compassionate, evidence based support to new families in the first weeks and months postpartum. Weaving into client’s home with ease and understanding of the sweet and vulnerable time that the fourth trimester can be. Providing newborn care information, emotional support (processing your birth story), advice to optimize healing in the postpartum, breast or bottle feeding support, sibling integration support, light housekeeping, baby-wearing support and more!

Roxy is available for support day or night!

Kelly Brown

CD(DONA); Trained Postpartum Doula

Kelly provides continuity of care for families by serving as both a birth and postpartum doula. Having three children of her own and knowing the challenges of raising a family and being a new mother for the first time or the third time, postpartum support allows families to thrive in the postpartum not just survive. Kelly provides gentle and nurturing support to families as they navigate the ebb and flow of newborn life, assets in answering the flood of questions that accompany parenthood, and provides evidence based information.

Gloria Maria Llanser

LCCE, CLD (CAPPA), Placenta Encapsulation Specialist; Bilingual (English and Spanish)

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.

Izzy Jenkins

Trained birth and postpartum doula

Isabel came into birth work through a lifetime curiosity with the birthing process. In her academic pursuits, she focused on women’s cultural anthropology and found herself drawn towards a career in midwifery. She pursued doula training to better familiarize herself with the birthing environment and the holistic perspective of childbirth. Isabel is a birth and Postpartum doula, a certified yoga and prenatal yoga instructor (85 RYPT, 500 RYT 500), a Lamaze trained childbirth educator, an ayurvedic wellness counselor, and a professional infant and child care provider. She is currently enrolled at UNCA finishing her bachelor’s in anthropology and taking her prerequisites for master’s-entry nurse-midwife programs. As a doula, she is focusing on ayurvedic postpartum care. She has a passion for holistic health and food to works as a personal cook, using plant-based nutrition to support families in the postpartum period. You can find her teaching prenatal yoga at Asheville Community Yoga every Saturday, and teaching additional classes throughout the week at Asheville Yoga Center.

Jessica Greene

CD(DONA), Trained postpartum doula

Jessica’s training and personal life experiences have equipped her to be calm under pressure, and to have a great love of each moment.  Her goal as a birth doula is to help families navigate their experience and remember that they are strong, and that they can make it through their births.  She strives to find what is soothing to everyone she works with, and to help bring those things into the birthing experience.  Jessica’s journey into doula work began over 17 years ago with the birth of her youngest brother. Being present at that moment sparked a love and a passion for supporting women throughout pregnancy, labor, birth and motherhood.  Jessica has been an active doula in the Asheville area since 2014. She brings to the table joy, confidence and peace. Pregnancy, labor and birth are beautiful. None is exactly like any other.  Jessica loves the challenge of supporting women through their own special journey.

Chelsea Gomes

CD(DONA), Trained postpartum doula 

Birth is a transformational journey. Chelsea supports the choices of the birthing family using her array of knowledge, skills, and wisdom. Born and raised by sea of the Pacific Coast; from the beginning, she has been connected to nature and throughout her life remains a deeply caring individual. She has worked in the health and wellness field for past seventeen years, gathering a multitude of tools to use for the betterment of others. Her formal studies began studying early childhood education, taking care of young children in a myriad of ways. Touched by tending to the roots of all life, she moved to Asheville in 2004 to passionately pursue the study of herbal medicine. As a certified herbalist she then chose to expand her tapestry of offerings. Chelsea completed a 240 hour teacher training course while specializing in therapeutics for prenatal, postpartum and children’s yoga. In awe of the the childbearing years, she became a Matrona certified holistic doula in 2006. Integrating bodywork was a natural evolution for her practice. Chelsea attained her massage license in 2014. It is a joy as a practitioner for her to offer prenatal massage. She is now working with Homegrown Babies to be involved with a greater birthing community. Chelsea is grateful to be able to support families in the sacred journey of birth.

Evan Cohen

CD(DONA), Trained postpartum doula

Evan Cohen has been working with infants and young children for the past 16 years. And although babies are so cute and perfect, that is not why she became a birth or postpartum doula. Evans work as a doula comes from a passion for supporting women and parents through birth and all of the transitions that accompany such a huge change. After all, you’re raising and nurturing a new life! Whether you are a single mother, partnered, married, queer, co-parenting, or any combination- Evan would love to help build a foundation of support so that you are able to stay grounded and feel strong when her job is over. With a background in herbalism and a calm and comforting presence, Evan can help create a plan that works for you.

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