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My name is Jessica Greene and I am the owner of Kooshlie Care Doula Services in Asheville, NC. I am a DONA certified birth and postpartum doula, a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and have been serving clients in WNC for the past six years.

During the latest round of childbirth classes, it has come to my attention that doulas are still not able to physically attend with their clients when birthing at Advent Health. This is concerning and a bit disheartening for me. I know that Advent Health has spent several years now working on their ‘Baby-friendly’ status and that you truly value the health, safety, and satisfaction of your families.

Eva's VBAC Story

Today's blog post is an inspiring birth story shared by a client from 2019. Sometimes it can take a while for you to put words to your birth journey and that is completely okay!

I want to thank Lindsey Coward with Yoga Nut Asheville for sharing her VBAC story with me. It was an honor to support her, and I am even more thrilled to be able to share her story to inspire other people.

"I carried my daughter for over 41 weeks and as the days drew nearer to her due date, I yearned for active labor.

I am traveling this weekend at the DONA International Summit. I am thrilled and honored to be here. We have people representing all areas and walks of life. We have a doula who is living in Washington State, and learning, as she prepares to take all of her knowledge and practice back to Taiwan. We have doulas whose focus is working on changing the racial and economic bias in our healthcare system. We have Agency owners, solo doulas, doulas with years of experience, and brand new ‘baby’ doulas.

The kids are back in school, I have a busy month, and for the first time in 2 years, I will have a month off from being the primary caregiver for my aging mother in law. I don’t mind caring for people at all stages. (I am the mom that tries to catch the puke… as if that will help matters.)

This month is the time that I am planning to organize my time and be productive. That way in October when I dive back into all of my work I will have a good system in place.