Ashley Haden-Peaches
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Lactation Consultant
Kansas City, Missouri
5 years of experience
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About me

I'm a social worker by education. I've spent the last 10 years working with low-income families to empower and encourage sustainability and health literacy. I became interested in birth work when I began working on a project to reduce infant mortality. I realized that many birthing persons do not realize all of the decisions that they have to make before, during and after birth. And that they do, and should, have a say in all of these decisions. I want to help families make informed choices that will enhance their birth experience and bring a healthy person into the world safely. I am super invested in helping folks secure their breast/chestfeeding relationship. Whether you are the birthing person, the adoptive parent, the non-gestational parent or just a supportive partner, we can talk about how to make your lactation journey successful. I successfully induced lactation for my first daughter as the non-gestational parent and am really excited to be able to share my lactation knowledge and journey with others. Trainings: Certified Birth Doula (DONA), International Board Certified Lactation Counsultant (IBCLC), Certified Child Birth Educator, Child Passenger Safety Technician, Parents As Teachers Educator, Licensed Master Social Worker I live in the midwest, married, 1 cat, 1 dog and 2 daughters.

Education

Master of Social Work (2013)

Certification and training

Certified Birth Doula (DONA) (2019)

Certified Lactation Counselor (2017)

Certified Childbirth Educator (2018)

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (2021)

Credentials
CBE CD (DONA) CLC CPST IBCLC MSW
Specialties
Abortion Doula Care Birth and Lactation Birth Doula Breastfeeding Consultation Breastfeeding Support Car Seats Installment Childbirth Education Early Parenting Educator Evidence-Based Care HAES (Health at Every Size) Approach High-Risk Pregnancy Home Birth Labor Doula Lactation Consultation Latch Issues LGBTQ+ Low Milk Supply/Over Supply Natural Birth Natural Childbirth Newborn Prep Nipple and Breast Pain Parenting Parenting Support Sexual Health Support during Labor, Birth, and Postpartum Telehealth Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Water birth
Languages

English

Accepted insurances
Aetna Aetna Better Health Anthem Blue Cross Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Cigna Tricare UnitedHealthcare
Service introduction

I offer comprehensive, inclusive and experienced doula and lactation services for any pregnant, birthing or lactating person. I believe in safe, healthy births for all. I believe that all birthing persons deserve support and knowledge about their options.

Frequently asked questions
What is a doula? How is that different than a midwife?
What are the benefits of a doula?
Why do I need a doula when I have my spouse/partner/parent for support