Tree of Life Birth Services
Ashley Shoults CD(DONA)
The Greater Tacoma & Surrounding Areas
My name is Ashley and I am the heart behind Tree of Life Birth Services. I live in Bonney Lake, WA with my wonderful husband David, our daughter Elizabeth and our two rambunctious terriers, Odin and Luna. We are all about spending quality time together, going on adventures and enjoying a good barbecue.
I have always been passionate about everything pregnancy, birth and babies since I was a child. As I grew up, I realized that my heart is to serve families on their journey to parenthood by helping them discover and make the best decisions for themselves throughout their birth experience. I am a huge advocate of informed decision-making, and I always encourage my clients to look within, listen to their gut-feelings and arm themselves with knowledge!
Regardless of your preferences for birth, whether you have a planned cesarean or a vaginal delivery, in hospital or at home, medicated or not, you deserve to be supported, respected, listened to, and you deserve to be encouraged! There is nothing more powerful than a mother’s instincts, and I strive to love on families in a way that they can unapologetically be who they were made to be.
I am a DONA International certified Doula, and IPPA trained placenta encapsulation specialist. Throughout the years I have made an emphasis on increasing my own knowledge and education. I have had the honor serving families since 2015, and love the variety of experiences I have had. Every birth is so drastically different from the next, and it is so beautiful to witness!
I believe in meeting my clients where they are in life and truly customizing support to their needs and desires. Some of my clients want me very involved and hands on, some prefer a quiet and hands-off approach, while others desire something in between. My goal is to make you the star in your birth experience and to fill in the blanks where needed - regardless of the type of birth experience you are planning.
Yes | DONA International | Aug 2017
- Birth Doula
Qualifications, Certifications & Licenses
- Certified Birth Doula
- American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
- Babywearing education
- Cloth diapering education
- Military families
- Placenta encapsulation
- Reduced rates for women considering adoption
- Surrogates and intended parents
Special Training & Experience
- Cesarean birth
- Clients on bed rest
- Families conceiving with ART and IVF
- High risk
- Home Birth
- Hospital Birth
- LGBT Families
- Over 40
- Plus size mothers
- Relinquishing mothers
- Single parents
- Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
- Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
- Women and Families of Color
Birth Prices Starting At
$1000 for doula services, $200 for placenta encapsulation, or $1150 for my doula+placenta package. Discounts are available for military, police, and fire service members. Payment options available as well.