Pregnant mom and toddler touching belly

ashley blankenship

I'm Ashley. 

I'm a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Counselor, and Birth Educator. I live in the suburbs of Denver with my husband, our 3 children, and our dog Beau. We have been through a lot completing our family. My daughter was born prematurely at 26 weeks, I was on bedrest my entire pregnancy with our first son (2.5 months of which were spent in the hospital), and we adopted our second son through foster care. I know there are many ways to start a family, and none of them are easy. My passion is to help becoming a parent feel good even if it's a challenge! I'm here to share my compassion, knowledge and experience to make the transition into parenthood a smoother one!

my approach

I'm not here to sell you a bunch of products you don't really need or tell you that my way is the best way. I want to foster an intuition and confidence in you as a parent without relying on outside influences telling you what to do. You're strong enough, you're brave enough, and I'll teach you the skills you need to feel that way, too!

Parenthood isn't easy, but you don't have to feel lost and alone! By taking Bump Up Birth courses, you'll be ready with confidence for whatever parenthood throws at you. I'll provide you with factual advice, helpful tips, and allow your intuition as parents to flourish. No matter the season you're in, whether you're a first-time parent, or have other children in the home, support is never a bad idea, and I'm here for you!

Newborn Baby with Mom

Notes from 

"It was very helpful. I wasn't in shock about the process."


"Easy to read, easy to retain information and said in a way that's easy to understand."


"[Ashley] was very supportive, had great suggestions, and was very informative on the topics we discussed. She is also very kind and open so you always feel comfortable in her presence."