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Columbus AFB, Mississippi


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Columbus AFB, Mississippi


About Us

 

 
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The Mission:  

The Military Birth Resource Network provides a supportive network for military families by developing opportunities for women and their families to be a part of a network providing pregnancy, labor and birth, postpartum, lactation, and parenting support

What We Offer:

  • Provider listings
  • Free Birth Talk meetings  to include guest speakers and informative topics.
  • Events such as movie showings,workshops, Birth & Baby Fairs, Red Tent Events. 
  • Connections with other families in the community. 
  • Support Groups

    Want to learn about local events this chapter is hosting? Connect with us on Facebook.

     

    Chapter LEADER

     

     

     

     

    Ashley Barksdale

    Email: ColumbusAFB@militarybirthresourcenetwork.org

     

    Ashley Barksdale is a Navy wife and mom to three biological children and two bonus children. She obtained her Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Lactation Educator Certification from Madriella and is finishing up a Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies at Mississippi University for Women. Ashley's goal in life is to focus on the family, from birth (by offering doula services) to job readiness for the new parents (by offering resources to help each person grow and learn). Ashley is also the MBRN Columbus AFB Chapter Leader.

    Ashley provides the following services:

    • Birth Doula
    • Postpartum Doula
    • Childbirth Education
    • Lactation Education

    Ashley has completed the following educational/certificate programs:

    • Certified Birth Doula
    • Certified Postpartum Doula
    • Certified Childbirth Educator
    • Certified Lactation Educator
    • Massage for the Laboring Woman (continuing education course)
     
     

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    Columbus AFB, Mississippi Chapter Member Professionals


    Providing resources for military families at Columbus, MS and Golden Triangle area.

    Columbus AFB, Mississippi Chapter Member Professionals


    Providing resources for military families at Columbus, MS and Golden Triangle area.

    Members

    Chapter Members are active with the local Chapter and working hard to build your community and provide much needed resource to the military community.

     

     

    We are happy to provide listings for your community.  The birth professionals listed have endorsed the Military Birth Resource Network's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice and where applicable they have a base license. These professionals endorse our goal to make a positive difference for pregnant women, new mothers, and their families through education, nurturing, and advocacy while fostering respect, knowledge, and integrity among professionals everywhere. 

    Find  a birth or postpartum doula. There are a range of levels of experience for doulas from the newly trained doula to a doula with many years experience.  Doulas listed on our website do not work for MBRN or the local chapter. There are a range of "well seasoned" to "brand new" doulas to fit your needs. Doulas listed on our website do not work for MBRN or the Local Chapter.  We support a mother's right to choose the type of birth that is right for her - un-medicated, medicated, cesarean, VBAC, home birth, hospital birth, or birth center birth.  Every woman will choose birth practices that she feels is right for her and regardless of those choices, our goal is to support her during this incredibly important time.  There are variations in philosophies and practices in the professionals listed in our member guide.  The doulas within our network are trained by a national or internationally recognized organization.  It is the responsibility of each consumer to verify the credentials of each professional.  MBRN encourages consumers to interview professionals to determine which professional is the right person for their needs.  Some doulas may provide volunteer services while others will charge a fee for service, MBRN does not regulate a doulas' fee but the network does encourage doulas participating in this program to consider each families' situation and circumstances.

     

     
     

    Mississippi Doula & Childbirth Educator

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    Ashley Barksdale

    {Birth & Postpartum Doula, Lactation & Childbirth Educator}

    Website: Mississippi Doula

    Email: Ashley@AshleyBarksdale.com

    Phone: 919-802-2842

    Ashley Barksdale is a Navy wife and mom to three biological children and two bonus children. She obtained her Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Lactation Educator Certification from Madriella and is finishing up a Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies at Mississippi University for Women. Ashley's goal in life is to focus on the family, from birth (by offering doula services) to job readiness for the new parents (by offering resources to help each person grow and learn). Ashley is also the MBRN Columbus AFB Chapter Leader.