Resources and Links

There are many local, national and international options in-person and online that support expecting people and growing families. It can be overwhelming and exciting to look through all of the options that are available. As a independent doula, I own and run my own business. I appreciate the flexibility and thrive working for myself and supporting my family. One of the ways small businesses find the products and services they are looking for are by word of mouth from friends, families and other businesses. I appreciate every referral (and have a referral $reward$ program) and put thought into the people and companies I refer to. This list represents some of the products and services I recommend and/or enjoy myself. I attempt to keep this list up-to-date and add to it often. If you notice a change that should be updated or want to add a business you like to work with (or your own), email me at and I will update the listing or add your favorite product or service. We are all in this together. 

Perinatal Resources

Local Resources (Asheville Area)

Infant Feeding Support

Mountain Lactation Services- Mara Lubic, IBCLC

She offers home-visits, private and group classes. 

Phone: (912) 604-1938 Website:


 Valerie Vanderlip, IBCLC

She offers home-visits and is a LLL leader.

Phone: 828-279-4556 


 Mission Breastfeeding Center

IBCLCs on staff and a nursing supplies boutique.

Phone: 828-213-1103 Website:  Mission Breastfeeding Center

Address: 2 Medical Park Drive, Asheville, NC 28803

MAHEC Breastfeeding Clinic 
Access to IBCLCs in clinic and pain clinic.
Phone: (828) 771-5500 Website: MAHEC Breastfeeding Clinic Website


La Leche League (LLL) of Buncombe County
Peer support resources run by LLL Leaders- Local Leaders : Valerie Vanderlip, Kathy Rennie and Claudia Burke. They have an active Facebook group and free multiple monthly meetups. 
Phone: (828) 279-4556- Valerie, (828) 545-3129- Kathy, (704) 231-1130- Claudia


Prenatal, Parent & Baby Classes

Swimming Lessons at Asheville Family Fitness
They have baby (and older kids) swim lessons. There are small group or private lessons available. The lessons are held in their small, warm pool at their fitness center.  
Address: 149 New Leicester Hwy, Asheville, NC 28806      Phone: (828) 225-3838


Baby Steps Dance Asheville
Offers dance and music classes for parents and their babies.


Childbirth and Infant Care Education Classes

Doulas of Asheville
They offer one-day and private childbirth education classes and Happiest Baby On The Block classes.
Phone: (828) 222-0406


Hypnobabies Asheville Classes
Offers group, private and home study Hypnobabies classes.
Phone: (828) 333-7183


AdventHealth’s Celebrate Pregnancy & Childbirth Class
This free three-session childbirth course is taught by Joy Kusek offers all the essentials to prepare you for labor, childbirth and the care of your newborn.
Email:     Phone: (828) 661-2261 

Support Groups

AdventHealth’s New Beginnings New Parents Meet-up Group
A free group that offers a place where new families of infants under one year old can gather to share their experiences, receive help and support from each other, and find community resources. Wednesdays from 10-11am.
Email:     Phone: (828) 681-2261 
Address: The Baby Place- 100 Hospital Drive, Hendersonville, NC
Mindful Mothers Support Group
A free open support group led by a licensed professional counselor that specializes in perinatal and postpartum mood disorders and trauma healing. Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30am.
Email:     Phone: Julie Deroeun, LPC (828) 398-0147 
Address: 3601 Sweeten Creek Road, Suite 1, Arden, NC 28704
La Leche League of Buncombe County Meet-ups
A local chapter of LLL, they support breast/chest feeding people. They have a active Facebook group and three monthly meet-ups. 
1st Thursday of the month- 10am – Earthfare on Hendersonville Road
2nd Saturday of the month- 10am- Awakening Heart Chiropractic
Toddler Meetup- 3rd Wednesday of the month- 9:30am- Homegrown Babies
 Phone: Valerie (828) 279-4556, Kathy (828) 545-3129, Claudia (704) 231-1130


Krystal Kinnunen, L.A.C.
Provides acupressure treatments with a focus on the perinatal and postpartum times. Works with chldren.


Annie Spindler, L.A.C.
Provides acupressure treatments with a focus on the perinatal and postpartum times. Works with children.
Phone: (708) 691-3253      Email:  
Address: Epione Integrated Clinic- 19 Zillicoa St, Asheville, NC 28801



One Love Chiropractic- Dr. Derek Kasten
Provides chiropractic treatments at his office. Works with expecting people and babies/children.
Phone: (828) 505-1584    Website:


Address: 959 Merrimon Ave., Ste 201, Asheville, NC 28804

Awakening Heart Chiropractic
Provides chiropractic treatments at his office. Works with expecting people and babies/children.
Phone: (828) 254-1767    Website:


Address: 30 Ravenscroft Dr., Asheville, NC 28801

WNC Chiropractic
Provides chiropractic treatments at his office. Works with expecting people and babies/children.
Phone: (828) 687-7779      Website:


Address: 1998 Hendersonville Rd, St.12, Asheville, NC 28803

Other Asheville Businesses That I Support...

I do my best to keep this list updated. If you see a change or update that is needed or have a business or resource supporting expecting people and growing families that you think I should add I invite you to reach out to me at (828) 280-9058 or 

Other Online, US and International Resources

Mental Health Resources

Suicide Prevention Hotline
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Phone: 1-800-273-TALK(8255)-Toll Free Hotline      Website:
Postpartum Support International
Postpartum Support International helps parents finds information and resources through it’s volunteer coordinators, website and annual conference. It also has a toll-free helpline,  access to online support groups and professionals trained specifically to support expecting people and growing families.
Phone: 1-800-944-4773-Toll Free Hotline      Website:

Facebook: NC public page- 

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