Ashley Denton

Childbirth Educator
Mesa, Arizona
7 years of experience
About me

Ashley of Braid Birth and Body is a certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator, herbalist, certified yoga and meditation instructor, trained doula, and an NRP certified birth assistant with a certificate in perinatal mood disorders. She is a passionate educator and an award-winning entrepreneur with a creative soul and background in cultural and critical theory. Ashley’s mission is to provide evidence-based education, holistic support, and comprehensive resources for parents and babies. Her goal as an educator is to empower parents by offering them a unique combination of learning and support through radical inclusivity, thoughtful discussion and most of all fun!


Bachelor of Arts (2008)

Certification and training

Lamaze childbirth educator (2018)

Yoga (2015)

Memberships and affiliations


Anxiety and Depression Birth Assistant Birth Doula Birth Support Breastfeeding Assistance and Support Breastfeeding Support Childbirth Education Contraception and Family Planning Evidence-Based Care HAES (Health at Every Size) Approach Herbal Postpartum Care Home Birth LGBTQ+ Maternity and Newborn Photographer Mental Health Mindfulness Mood Disorders Natural Birth Natural Childbirth Neonatal Resuscitation Program Parenting Support Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Perinatal Mood Disorders Positive Thinking Postpartum Depression Preconception Prenatal Yoga Relaxation Techniques Self-Actualization Self-Compassion Self-Esteem Somatic Techniques Spirituality Water birth Yoga


Service introduction

With a focus on holistic health and support, Braid offers childbirth education, mental and emotional labor preparation, yoga and somatic movement, birth coaching and herbalism for preconception, birth, postpartum and life.

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