Anxiety Support Group
Women who transition into adulthood leave their familiar social networks and must support themselves. It can be a difficult time when familiar faces around them are getting married, starting families, getting jobs, and moving away. It is not uncommon for 20-somethings to feel “stuck” and left behind, and many struggle with with anxiety and depression. This support group focuses on women at this stage of life. For more information about this free support group, contact Ashley.
Bereavement Doula Support
Ashley recently trained as a Stillbirthday Birth and Bereavement Doula, and is dedicated to companioning women through the loss of their child in any trimester. A bereavement doula’s job is to slow things down for the mother and family, validate the very real feelings of grief and loss, provide options, and follow up with resources. A bereavement doula understands the process of giving birth to a child that is not alive and that mothers deserve to celebrate the baby through a welcoming ritual and a farewell ritual. Through the nonprofit she founded, Cradled Hearts, Ashley is committed to educating the community and local health care workers about trauma-informed care following the loss of a pregnancy. For families who have experienced the loss of a child in any trimester, her volunteer work is focused on building memory boxes to assist families in welcoming their babies born silently in a way that is meaningful and inclusive of all options.