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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.

Our Name

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.

Mission Statement

  • 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.