Our Approach...Our Story
My name is Jessica Greene, I am a wife, mother, and pun-master in the greater western North Carolina area.
Pregnancy and birth have always fascinated me, even from an early age. When I was young I would imagine what it would be like to one day have my own children.
Once I felt the movement of a child in my womb, the touch of fear due to the unknown, and the grief of loss, I knew that this part of life would forever be a part of me. I embraced the journey and began to learn all that I could regarding the support and education for all aspects of motherhood.
Working hard over the past decade - transitioning from a regular "day job," getting the education and training I needed have been hard but so rewarding. Working now as a full-time birth and postpartum doula and childbirth educator is such a blessing and gift.
The name Kooshlie comes from my family's heritage in Norway. It is a miss-spelled Norsk word 'koslig' (koos- leigh). The proper spelling was taken when I chose the moniker WAY back in 2002. I had recently spent nearly a year in Norway and really love the sound and meaning of the work koslig. It mean's comfortable or cozy. That has always been a goal when caring for myself or others, to make them cozy. Once I started my doula business I was struggling to come up with a great business name. All the cool puns were taken. My mother reminded me of kooshlie. It works, it is a long explanation, but it means a lot to me and keeps me thinking about my history, and in turn my future.
Certification and Training
I am certified as a birth and postpartum doula through DONA International.
I am a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) and offer private and group childbirth classes.
- To empower families during the process of pregnancy, labor, birth, and parenthood.
- To educate families in the most up-to-date information regarding all aspects of pregnancy through early childhood.
- To bring comfort, joy, and lasting memories for the early years of child-rearing.