Meet Ashley Caines
Certified Postpartum Doula
Welcome! I am Ashley Caines of Lily and Oak Postpartum Support.
Born and raised in Saskatoon, SK, I then spent 7 years in BC before moving to Stony Plain in 2020.
I have 2 kids, both who inspired me to choose this career path. After having my son in 2017, I struggled with new parenthood and Postpartum Anxiety. Two years later, my daughter was born, which was a whole new world trying to navigate a toddler and a new baby.
My passion lies with families. Postpartum is one of the most vulnerable, yet under-supported times in a person's life. At some point along the way our villages have disappeared. Life has gotten busier and people seem to have less time to support each other. My goal as a Postpartum Doula is to be your village - to make you feel empowered, confident, supported and cared for.
When I'm not supporting families, I am most likely deep into a good book, spending time outside with my partner and kids, or hunting for unique vintage finds.
Certified Postpartum Doula
First Aid/CPR Adults, children and babies
Mental Health Worker Certificate
Mental Health First Aid
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Infant Sleep and Feeding Certificate
What does a Postpartum Doula do?
A Postpartum Doula is a non-medical support person with professional insight and abilities on infant care and development, as well as physical healing and emotional adjustment
A non judgmental ear. Let me fetch you a cup of tea and then tell me your birth story. Tell me about your struggles and triumphs. I am here to actively listen without judgment.
As a client you will have access to my lending library! This includes books on pregnancy, birth and postpartum
Physical support helps aid in the transition. Support is tailored to fit each family's needs. This can include:
*Breast and bottle feeding support
*Preparing light meals and snacks
*Light household cleaning and laundry
*Infant care (bathing, sleep, feeding, diaper changes etc)
*Keeping the birthing person comfortable and nourished to aid the healing process
Education on postpartum topics such as infant sleep, pelvic floor tips, infant soothing techniques, mental health, newborn care and more.
If it is beyond my scope, I will refer you to a professional who specializes in that area.
"Once I met Ashley, I knew she was special. She was immediately warm and kind and not just because she was hired to be, but because she is just that; kind and warm. Ashley was firm, but gentle with me when I was reluctant to give up control of the household chores and forced me to take a break. I don't give up control easily and she knew exactly how to make me feel comfortable with the change.
Our family adores her and our toddler gets excited when I say she is coming over which makes my heart happy.
Ashley is fantastic and I am so grateful I met her."
-work with babies up to 12 months postpartum
*minimum 4 hours per day of support
a) 10 hours - $237 (5% off)
b) 20 hours - $465 (7% off)
c) 40 hours - $900 (10% off)
I support families up to 12 months postpartum!
Nausea, exhaustion and generally being uncomfortable can make day to day tasks less bearable
I can help with:
-light house cleaning
-light meal prep
-organizing and preparing for new baby
-meal preparation for postpartum
-education on postpartum topics