Ashanti R. | Doula in Waterbury, CT

Woman's Choice Perinatal Services

    Practice overview

    I've been a doula for 8yrs. I became a doula after having my 3rd baby (out of 6). I had a wonderful experience with a doula that encouraged my journey to follow this path.

    Years experience


    Families supported


    Birth Rate


    Care philosophy

    I meet clients where they are. Supporting them in the way they desire.


    • General childbirth education classes
    • Bereavement doula support
    • Birth doula support
    • Postpartum doula support
    • In-home lactation visits
    • Virtual lactation visits
    • Placenta encapsulation

    Specialties and Experience

    • Cesarean birth
    • People of color
    • VBAC

    Care settings

    • Birthing center
    • Home
    • Hospital


    • English


    • Birth doula


    Pricing packages

    Doula service
    $ 2000
    Up to 3 prenatal visits, birth support, and 1 postpartum follow up
    Sliding scale pricing available
    Contact for additional pricing options


    Areas served

    • Waterbury


    • Casey
      October 10, 2022 at 11:06 am | Peer review
      5 /5

      Ashanti is an awesome person, great friend and an amazing advocate for her clients and students. She has so many resources and really helps when she sees a need. She is very thorough when it comes to education and very hands on when it comes to birth. I
      Love all the visual aids she uses when she’s teaching. I especially admire what she’s doing for her community, she really makes sure that women have what they need from prenatal to postpartum and beyond. I’m so excited to know her and you will be too.

    • Desiree
      October 14, 2022 at 10:29 am | Client review
      5 /5

      I had the honor of working with Ashanti for two of my pregnancies. Ashanti provided both doula and placenta encapsulation services. Each time, Ashanti was extremely supportive and provided excellent care for me and my family. Ashanti was very respectful of my birth wishes and provided pertinent information for me to make the best informed decisions for myself. Having a high risk pregnancy each time, Ashanti was always ready with tips and advice to help me get through. She even provided a blood pressure cuff to me for the duration of one of my pregnancies when I did not have access to one and needed it. Her postpartum support is superior. Not only did she provided several meals for me and my family, she helped with household chores and supervised my baby while I showered, napped, or just took a break to eat. During a time when I did not and could have many visitors to help, Ashanti was there. Her support has made a lasting impression and I will always thank her for being present and supportive during very vulnerable times in my life.

    • Keianna
      October 25, 2022 at 11:18 am | Client review
      5 /5

      Ashanti has been a blessing to me and family since I found her. My first pregnancy I didn’t have much support but Ashanti showed up and showed out, she worked with me and made sure I had the support I needed, always. This is the reason why I’ll always choose her to be my doula, as she is my doula again this time around🎉. Not only is she a great doula, but she’s an awesome mentor and friend. She’ll do anything to make sure her clients feel well supported to the best of her ability and it’s has to be an anointing on her life the way she shows up for her clients all while being a mother herself, a wife, business owner etc (she wears many hats lol). I’m so happy she in my life, one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!

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