Meet the Doulas Events
Come join other new and expectant parents to learn about the benefits of both birth and postpartum doula services.
Director of Postpartum Services and Education
CPD(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 postpartum doula services; childbirth, breastfeeding and postpartum education; and in-home breastfeeding support.
Paige Schneider Crow
CD(DONA), Bilingual (English and Spanish), Paige@homegrownbabies.com
Paige became interested in birth work while volunteering at a birth center in Chiapas, Mexico in 2012. She was able to witness how consistent labor support helped mothers relax and feel confident to birth their babies. She is currently pursuing an education to become a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and works with homebirth midwives in the Asheville area. Paige’s doula services include relaxation techniques using visualizations and Hypnobabies hypnosis, massage, acupressure points, position changes, aromatherapy, homeopathy, herbs, and energy healing. She offers breastfeeding support and thorough postpartum care to ensure mother and baby are adjusting well. Postpartum support includes newborn care, postpartum healing and exercise, baby wrapping, breastfeeding positions, and what to expect in the first few weeks to few months after giving birth. She is also a proud mother of a beautiful daughter.
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.
Guided by a general affinity towards health, wellness and a love for early education, Roxy found her passion in doula work. As a birth and postpartum doula Roxy provides compassionate, non- judgmental, emotional and physical support to families through the journey of pregnancy, labor, birth and the first weeks of parenthood. Her background as a yoga instructor and infant care provider bring knowledge of movement, development, breath-work and massage into her practice as a doula. She believes in using communication, understanding and a calming presence to ensure a positive experience for all.
Perinatal Loss and Bereavement Doulas
Sarah Bender Hope
Sarah is a Bereavement and NICU doula. She is a bereaved and MicroPreemie mother, and her own pregnancies and birth experiences ignited her passion to become a voice for other parents facing these unexpected and challenging journeys. After the loss of her first son, she dove headfirst into her grieving and healing process. When the clouds began to part, she began working with other mothers and families who encountered the same tragedy. Her second pregnancy resulted in the early birth of her son at 25 weeks and a coinciding four month NICU stay. Sarah’s aim is to support the countless families whose pregnancy, birth, and early life experiences don’t follow the ideal path. She is working towards Baby Loss Parent Advocate Certification, has completed a DONA International birth doula training, volunteers with the Pre-eclampsia Foundation Asheville Walk to Remember, as well as the Mission Hospital NICU Family Advocacy Council. Sarah is also the co-facilitator of the monthly perinatal loss support group at the Homegrown Families Health and Education Center.
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