Birth With Peace

Currently accepting clients through Doulas of Asheville.

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  • Are you finding yourself uninspired by society’s view of birth and motherhood?

  • Seeking a calm and grounded energy to come alongside you during the adventure of birth?

  • Looking for real-life guidance and advice to help you have a blissful start with your new family?

  • Do you feel called to having birth support that views birth as a sacred, holy, rite of passage?

  • Wanting to incorporate eastern medicine and ancient healing modalities into your daily life; to ease pregnancy symptoms, help manage labor, and support your whole self during postpartum?

  • Interested in acknowledging the spiritual and emotional aspects of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum in effort to support your personal growth?

  • Would you like to have a student midwife, certified doula, and childbirth educator all-in-one by your side during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum?

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You’ve come to the right place.

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I don’t know how I would have kept my sanity through the pregnancy and after without Maranda by my side. She truly is a blessing and absolutely wonderful to work with. She went above and beyond to answer any questions and make me comfortable through the entire process..... thank you for being there, you really are a hero to me...
— 5-star-review from Heather
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Maranda was such a wonderful support person during my pregnancy and labor. Any time I had a question I texted her and she would respond immediately, and she helped me achieve my VBA2C that I desperately wanted. After I had my baby he had to be taken to NICU and my husband went with him, but she stayed with me and helped me to stay calm and reassured.
I would definitely use her again and recommend her to everyone!
— Review from Danielle
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How Can Doula Support Benefit You?

As your doula, I support you and your partner, through the entire pregnancy and birthing process. I'm on call from the moment you choose me as your doula and am available to offer:

Labor Support: I have professionally trained, cross-trained, and certified to become a Certified Doula (MCD). I have a "bag of tricks" and am well versed in comfort measures. But really what I do during labor comes down to my keen intuition. Sometimes encouraging words and knowledge that you have a support person who's been there, is invaluable.

Childbirth Education: I teach childbirth education classes locally in Asheville, North Carolina. You have a Childbirth Educator in your corner to answer questions, with evidence based research, at all times! Before, during, and after birth. I'm also a postpartum doula with lactation training.

Pregnancy information: With me as your doula, I'm always in your back pocket to answer questions, day or night. Need help with back pain? Wondering ways to strengthen your body for labor? Have other questions? I've got answers!

Herbal Consults: Herbal consultations are included with your doula contract with me! This means herbal advice to help prepare your body for labor, ease the discomforts of pregnancy, aid in milk production, help with an easier postpartum recovery and more.

Aromatherapy: I will be with you during active labor all the way until an hour or so postpartum. I use aromatherapy to aid in everything from anxiety, nausea, fatigue, and more during labor and birth!

Acupuncture: Discounted acupuncture by one of Asheville's highest rated acupuncturists. Acupuncture can be useful for preparing the body for birth and for bringing on labor if a client is near or past their due date.

Additional Considerations: Though it's not required that doulas be certified it is very important to me to be as professional and as knowledgeable as possible. I am DONA Internationally trained as a birth doula and I'm a Certified Birth and Postpartum doula. I am adult and infant CPR certified and I carry doula insurance. I'm continually furthering my education by attending doula trainings, workshops, and staying informed on up-to-date evidence based pregnancy and birth related information.

Call or text me at 828.778.1889 or email me at info@marandabussanich.com and let's chat about how helpful my skillset can be for your wellbeing and journey into motherhood!

Maranda is such a sweet and caring doula. I am in my 8th month of pregnancy. I was in severe pain and she gave me some different positions to try to relieve my pain and almost instantly, I had relief. She really listened.
— Doula review from J.M.

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I have been an avid student of doula care and midwifery for nearly ten years. I've completed 24 hours of DONA International birth training and I've assisted in childbirth education classes along with attending births in homes and at Mission Hospital in Asheville. I offer holistic, heart centered care for whatever your birth decisions may be. I'm supportive of all women and all births. There's no wrong way to bring your baby earth-side! With me as your birth or postpartum doula you will receive the best and most professional doula care available. I absolutely love being an Asheville doula because of the diversity of the people and culture here.

After getting to know each other at your free consultation, we will have at least one prenatal. At your prenatal we will discuss your birth plan and I will create a birth preference sheet for your care providers. We'll go over all of my pain relief methods and you can choose what works for you and what you'd like for me to implement. I will do everything in my power to make sure you feel prepared and excited for your birth! I'll be available to you via phone 24/7 and present for the duration of your birth. Immediately after your birth I am still available 24/7 for any postpartum or newborn questions that arise. I'll visit you again about a week postpartum and we will go over your birth together and see if there's any way I can be of additional support. Additionally, I'm happy to provide resources for local childbirth classes, mom and baby meet-ups, and help you create a postpartum plan.

I am very knowledgeable with herbal remedies such as teas, herbal supplements and Chinese herbs. I am also skilled in the use of essential oils, aromatherapy, acupressure, labor pain relief massage, hydro therapy, and flower essences. I work closely with one of Asheville's best voted and top rated Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists for advisement on Chinese remedies and acupuncture for pregnancy, labor help, and more.

Beyond birth doula care I am also a postpartum doula and would love to continue this adventure into motherhood with you!

Maranda is kind, gentle, supportive, and non judgmental.
— Doula review from M.L.
Maranda was a godsend. I can’t say enough good things about her and the level of care and compassion she provided.
— Doula review from A.L.