Childbirth Education & Herbalism
Braid provides live, online and hybrid courses that are affordable and broken down into easy to understand (and fun!) content. Gain the confidence you need to create your best birth.
Our mission at Braid is to empower birthing people through education.
We are passionate about birth equity and justice and strive to close the gap birthing people of color disproportionately fall victim to. Black women are at 4-5 times greater risk for morbidity or mortality in birth. Native American women are fighting similar battles. Our LBGTQ fam is not receiving the care they deserve. The system is broken. It is not safe for all birthing people and it is our job to do something about that.
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I can’t even begin to express how grateful I am for the Lamaze class that was led by Ashley. Ashley has an amazing presence and makes the class entertaining and fun while filling up our cups with knowledge. She opened up my partner to ways he could be an active participant in all aspects of the beautiful process we were about to experience together.
My husband and I really enjoyed going to Lamaze class. It was very informative and gave us the tools we needed for my pregnancy and birth. Ashley was very helpful and answered every question we had about our pregnancy. During my labor I felt confident that I could do this thanks to the knowledge I gained from Ashley's class. We highly recommend Ashley for Lamaze. You will gain the knowledge you need that will help you succeed in your pregnancy and birth. Her step by step tutorial about labor and birth helped ease my worries about delivery. Thank you Ashley!
Sasha and Victor
Ashley's prenatal yoga was such a gift! I looked forward to it each month and relished that peaceful time of preparation with both of my pregnancies. Ashley's classes are encouraging and empowering. She is a gifted teacher and such a sweet, encouraging soul.