Our doulas are experts at tuning into the unique needs and desires of each family we serve, bringing a skillful combination of knowledge, compassion, and professionalism to your birth and postpartum team.


"Christine was absolutely wonderful. She went above and beyond to make sure my partner was comfortable and confident. We would definitely recommend her to any expecting mothers and their partners." -M.Y.

"Christine was absolutely wonderful. She went above and beyond to make sure my partner was comfortable and confident. We would definitely recommend her to any expecting mothers and their partners." -M.Y.

Christine Robinson

Owner & Doula. she/her

Christine's professional career in supporting families with young children spans 18 years and includes family case management, non-profit lobbying, community organizing, and non-profit program management. Her passion for supporting families through the transitions of birth and parenthood led her to become a certified doula in 2014. Christine worked as an independent doula both in Illinois and North Carolina, prior to opening Doulas of Asheville in 2016.

Christine has a B.A. in Psychology from Miami University and a Master’s of Public Policy from The University of Chicago. She is a CAPPA Certified Labor Doula (CLD), a Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis Doula (HCHD), Certified Happiest Baby on the Block Educator (CHBE) and a ProDoula Pre-Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula, Labor Doula, and Postpartum Placenta Specialist. She trained with The Placenta Training Company for postpartum belly binding and has completed Postpartum Support International’s Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care course.

Christine shares her home in Candler, NC with her husband, two sons, and their dog. Learn more about Christine here


Elizabeth Pauley

Owner & Doula. she/her

Elizabeth added "doula" to her credentials in 2014 after a decade as a Registered Nurse, eight years of which she worked in the postpartum/mother-baby unit of a busy hospital in Charlotte, NC. Elizabeth has cared for thousands of mothers and their new babies as a nurse, and as a doula she brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and compassion to her clients. In addition to her work with Doulas of Asheville as a doula, childbirth educator, and placenta encapsulator, she is also currently a Labor & Delivery RN at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC.

While she loves her career as a nurse, Elizabeth is happy to be able to support her doula, placenta encapsulation, and childbirth education clients in a different way, building long-lasting relationships and being a constant pillar of unbiased support for growing families.

Elizabeth earned her BSN from The University of Evansville. She is a CAPPA Certified Labor Doula and a ProDoula Pre-Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula, Labor Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Postpartum Placenta Specialist.

Elizabeth shares her Arden, NC home with her husband, daughter, son, and their dog. Learn more about Elizabeth here.

"Elizabeth is a terrific doula! Her nursing experience coupled with her warm and easy going demeanor allowed my husband and I to trust the birth process fully. We are forever grateful." -SB

"Elizabeth is a terrific doula! Her nursing experience coupled with her warm and easy going demeanor allowed my husband and I to trust the birth process fully. We are forever grateful." -SB

When I say that Doulas of Asheville changed our lives, I’m not exaggerating! They are great at meeting their clients where they are: no judgment, no prescriptive advice. Just great support!

I would never have another baby without Doulas of Asheville’s support, we actually *enjoyed* the birth and newborn stage this time around. I never imagined being able to feel so well rested and cared for after having a baby.
— Birth & Postpartum Client & 2nd time mother

Our Agency Doulas

Doulas of Asheville is proud to be the source of professional doulas throughout western North Carolina. Co-owners Elizabeth and Christine have hand selected and carefully screened the agency's team of highly qualified affiliated doulas to meet the highest standards of excellence in our field. Our doulas have all been trained by international doula certifying organizations, maintain CPR/First Aid certification, adhere to their certifying organization's Standards of Professionalism, and are insured.

During your initial phone call with either Christine or Elizabeth, you'll share a bit about your family, your goals, and the support you are looking for. We'll then recommend agency doula(s) we think will be a good fit for your family, based on your need, preferences and our doulas' availability. You'll have the opportunity to meet your doula(s) in person prior to signing a contract with us, we want to be sure everyone feels it's a perfect match! 

Doulas of Asheville doulas are located throughout western North Carolina within Asheville and extending north to Weaverville, NC west to Waynesville, NC, south to Hendersonville, NC, and east to Black Mountain, NC and the surrounding areas. If you aren't sure if you are in our service area, get in touch!

Doulas of Asheville is professional, reliable, and everyone is so NICE!
— A.W., Birth & Postpartum Client

Ready to meet some of our doulas?

Contact us to let us know what services you are interested and your timeline so that we can share the appropriate doula bios with you. We don't list our doulas and their bios here because their availability changes frequently and varies based on the type of support you are looking for. We'd hate for you to fall in love with a doula who isn't available when you need them!

 You may also come to any of our free monthly events to meet members of our team! We gather every first Thursday of the month for "Doulas On Tap" and every third Saturday of the month for drop-in Info Sessions. We are also happy to arrange a private interview in your home, just give us a call and we'll take care of you.

Check under the "Happenings" tab for upcoming dates and locations for all our classes and events.

 

Knowing I had a team of doulas experienced in newborn care who I could trust in the middle of the night gave me and my husband so much peace of mind - and much-needed SLEEP - in the first few months of our baby’s life.
— Postpartum Client & Pediatrician
After you hire them, you’ll want them to move in... but I think they have their own families, which is kind of annoying ;) .
— Mary H., Postpartum Client

We are honored to be able to match you with the perfect professional for your family. We're here for you when you're ready to start the process

Ready to learn more about our services and how Doulas of Asheville Doulas can support your family? 

Doulas of Asheville was wonderful! The setup, scheduling, and payment processes were all a breeze and everyone we worked with was SO professional and caring.
— Postpartum Client