Doulas of Asheville co-owner, Elizabeth Pauley.

Doulas of Asheville co-owner, Elizabeth Pauley.

Elizabeth Pauley

birth doula | Postpartum Doula | Placenta Encapsulation | Childbirth Education

Elizabeth is a CAPPA Certified Labor Doula and Pro-Doula Pre-Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula, Labor Doula, Postpartum Placenta Specialist, and Childbirth Educator. She is also a Registered Nurse and currently works in Labor & Delivery at Mission Hospital.

How did you decide to become a doula?

I had years of experience seeing doulas work with patients I cared for as a nurse before considering becoming a doula myself. It's been a great way to compliment and balance my professional aspirations. While I love nursing, I don't get the luxury of being able to support one family at a time like I do as a doula, and I really love to be able to do this. As a nurse who is also a doula, I get the best of both worlds (although I'm never wearing my nurse hat when I'm with a client as a doula!) I've been able to care for thousands of families and new babies as a Mother-Baby and now Labor & Delivery RN, but as a doula I get the freedom to work with families one-on-one, for as many hours as they need me, and to support them on their own personal birth and/or postpartum goals.  

What's your favorite way to spend a day off?

There is nothing I love more on the weekends then to enjoy the great outdoors with my husband and children. We love camping, biking, hiking, and simply relaxing outside. Through the summer/fall you will also catch us cheering on our favorite team, The Cubs! 

If you could take a month long trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?

This is a hard choice, but I think I would split my time between Italy and Greece. 

You have a whole weekend to binge watch TV, what's on your list? 

The Mindy Project, Downton Abbey, Parks and Recreation, House of Cards

Tell us something about yourself that we may be surprised to learn.  

I have only had to go to the ER once, and it was for water intoxication! Yes, this can really happen when you get a little zealous with your water intake during a bike race. 


All Doulas of Asheville doulas have been trained by international doula training organization, have First Aid/CPR certification and are insured. 

Contact us to talk about your needs and desires and how Doulas of Asheville can support you.