MEET YOUR DOULAS
Each High Country Doula has been hand selected and professionally trained by the same certifying organization to create consistent and premium support for you and your family.
Our doulas all carry active doula insurance, and are CPR and First Aid certified.
Samantha Lee Wright
Co-Owner | Labor Doula | Postpartum Doula | Childbirth Educator
Samantha is co-owner of High Country Doulas, and is a CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator, a ProDoula trained Labor and Postpartum Doula, a wife, and a mother of two amazing children; both of whom were born in local Boone, NC hospitals. By working as a medical assistant at The Harmony Center for Women and also through years of supporting families in local hospitals during childbirth, she brings a vast amount of insider knowledge to help her clients, students, and team.
She loves working with families in the High Country to help them achieve happy, healthy, and empowering birth experiences and helping them transition into new parenthood feeling empowered.
Her passion for childbirth comes from a deep desire to help families journey through parenthood feeling informed, excited, and calm. She is a Mom of 2 adorbale children.
Co-Owner | Labor Doula | Postpartum Doula | Certified Health Coach
Allison is co-owner of High Country Doulas and she loves supporting moms and families as a postpartum and birth doula. For over 15 years she has trained with organizations such as DONA, the Matrona, Postpartum Support International, La Leche League & ProDoula. She is also a certified health coach and works with moms and children to help them understand their best nutrition, exercise & lifestyle choices.
She is has a vast resource of knowledge which she uses to support her team and the families she serves, including in-depth training on Perinatal Mood Disorders–such as postpartum depression. Her most accomplished element she claims is her family; happily married with 3 almost grown children whom she loves so much. She knows that a couple's transition parenthood can be happier and healthier with doula care. Offering her knowledge, experience and continuous support to moms and their partners is what she loves to do.
Labor Doula | Postpartum Doula | Prenatal Yoga Instructor
Chelsey loves to empower mothers and their families during pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond.
Through her wonderful care, Chelsey reduces stress in her clients, which helps with adjusting to the different transitions within motherhood.
Chelsey earned her Yoga Alliance RYT-200 yoga certification, specializing in empowering mothers through prenatal and postpartum yoga classes. Her classes are suited for people wanting to use their yoga practice as a way to find flow and breath in their life.
Through her internship at Quillen ETSU Physicians for BABE Breastfeeding Coalition, she learned how to promote supportive breastfeeding environments in society as well as the workforce.
After the birth of her son she became the President of the MOMS Club of Kingsport, where she created and maintained a supportive environment for families to create lifelong friendships.
Postpartum Doula | Labor Doula
High Country Doulas is so grateful to have Jaime on our team! Her comforting smile, brilliant humor, and infinite kindness are just a small handful of the many gifts she offers to all around her and to the families she serves.
As a postpartum doula, Jaime supports families during the most exciting and challenging times in their lives. She is a mother of two and has experience working in many healthcare settings including pharmacy technician, nurse's aid, and adult counselor in the mental health community in Asheville, NC.
Jaime is trained as a postpartum and infant care specialist with ProDoula International, is CPR and CNA certified, and is an active board member of the Watauga County Library.
Mother to 2 energetic kids.
Postpartum Doula | Labor Doula
MacKenzie loves helping women look forward to their birth and parenting experiences with a joyful anticipation, free of expectations and fears. As a labor doula, she helps families create happy memories in childbirth that help form them into the parents they are becoming. Assuaging fears and helping forge trusting respectful relationships between women and their partners, doctors/midwives, and nurses is one of her top priorities as a doula.
She holds a special place in her heart for new mommies! New babyhood is such a special time in life, that can also be full of some really difficult challenges. She loves providing emotional and physical support during postpartum so that mothers have more energy, more confidence, and more time to bond with their new baby(ies) and have a peaceful transition into parenthood.
She is a mother of 2 and loves birth and babies.
Postpartum Doula | Placenta Specialist | Prenatal Yoga Instructor
Lis has been helping families honor the great transition into parenthood since 2012. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and is passionate about pre and postnatal health, continuously studying this field to best serve women and their families in the childbearing years. Lis lends a helping hand, a non-judgemental ear, and and open heart to all families she serves.
Lis is a mother of 3 young children, and it was shortly after her first journey into motherhood, in 2011, that Lis began her career as a doula. Through her own experience, she noticed a lack of support for the many transformations and challenges that parents experience in the early months. Lis began supporting families to help honor and support this great transition through doula work, placenta encapsulation, and prenatal yoga.
Lis believes that we are all deserving of support, and she provides this to families in a truly heart-felt and inspiring way. We are so grateful to have Lis be a part of our wonderful High Country Doulas team.
Labor Doula | Childbirth Educator
Leslie has been supporting Moms for over 10 years through work as a Doula and friend. Mother of 3 and devoted wife, she is the definition of nurturing. Leslie is a CAPPA certified childbirth educator and has extensive knowledge of breastfeeding, newborns, labor and birth.
She loves adding a peaceful and calming presence to any room and is a great support to mothers and their families throughout every stage of parenthood.
NOT YOUR AVERAGE DOULAS
JUDGMENT FREE ZONE
You know what’s best for your family. Our doulas are here to support you in your way; providing unbiased and up to date support that leaves you feeling affirmed and capable as you journey through pregnancy, birth, and parenthood.
We are here to support you whether you want "all the drugs" or none of them. Whether you choose to bottle-feed or breastfeed. Cesarean birth? Epidural? Attachment parenting? Scheduled feedings? Wonderful! Let us help you achieve your goals in birth and parenting.
THE AGENCY ADVANTAGE
At High Country Doulas we go above and beyond for our clients. We are available to you 24/7 from the moment you decide to work with us. And because our labor doulas work in teams of two, you can be confident in knowing that the doula by your side in labor will be one you know and trust.
Because we use an agency model, you have the comfort and peace of minding knowing that your needs will be met no matter how big or how small.
PART OF THE TEAM
Over the years, we have worked cooperatively and professionally with local healthcare providers to build quality relationships within our local hospitals.
We never interfere with your healthcare provider’s choices nor do we impose our personal opinions in the birth room. We work cooperatively alongside your medical team to help create a calming and comfortable environment in line with your wishes and within the respectful guidelines of your midwife/doctor of choice.
DADS AND DOULAS
During birth, some of our clients prefer that their loved one be their primary support person during labor. Others prefer that their doula take the lead. Either way, we are here to help you accomplish your goals during labor.
Doulas help dads/partners feel confident and knowledgeable during labor. They lend an experienced voice to guide the way and provide an extra set of hands if needed.