Hello! I am Ashleigh Richmond and I'm so excited to be able to bring the services of a postpartum doula to Kenosha, Racine, Southern Milwaukee and Lake County Illinois. Postpartum support leads to less postpartum depression, a longer duration of breastfeeding and a smoother transition into parenthood.
I believe that all families, no matter how they choose to parent, should be well informed and supplied all the information needed to make informed decisions. It is this knowledge that gives you the power to do what is right for your own family.
I am a Certified Lactation Specialist and a volunteer La Leche League Leader. Breastfeeding moms need support from the medical community and their peers to achieve their goals. I love helping mothers through their breastfeeding journeys. I also have specific training and experience in bottle feeding both formula and breastmilk.
As a semi-crunchy mama, I am always striving to lead my family in a more holistic approach to life. I’m very interested in learning about eating healthfully and using immune-boosting vitamins. My family and I love to go to the beach, travel, hike, bike and explore new restaurants.
Professional Trainings & Credentials
CAPPA Certified Postpartum Doula (CPD)
Certified Lactation Specialist (CLS)
Mental Health First Aid Trained
HUG Your Baby Certified
La Leche League Leader
Red Cross CPR Certified
The Postpartum Doula’s job is to make the transition to parenthood easier for new parents, to help mom during her recovery period and to ascertain what the family needs help with and provide instruction. The main objective of the Postpartum Doula’s role is not to take over complete care of the newborn, but to educate and support the family so that they will feel confident to care for the newborn themselves.
As a La Leche League Leader I help moms meet their breastfeeding goals through support group meetings, phone/text support and answering online questions.
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La Leche League Kenosha
If you have Postpartum Doula or Infant Care needs that are more than one person can provide consider creating a team at one of my agency partners. I am now working with Milwaukee Newborn Care and Chicago Family Doulas. I would love to be a part of your care team!
“If you've ever wished you could clone yourself, but want to save yourself tens of thousands of dollars, go ahead and hire Ashleigh instead.”
Guiding Mothers serves Kenosha County, Racine County, Southern Milwaukee County, and Lake County Illinois. Not sure if I can help you? Need to ask more questions about what exactly a Postpartum Doula can do for you? Please contact me to set up a free consultation. I’d love to chat with you further! During our consult I will also give you more details on what is and is not covered in my services. Ultimately I want to work myself out of a job. I want to give you so much support and education that you are confident in your parenting skills and can “fly solo”.
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