Ash Johnsdottir is an Oregon home birth midwife and birth doula who lives in Corvallis, Oregon. She believes that every woman deserves holistic pregnancy & childbirth care, and proudly offers home birth & hospital birth services to clients all over the Willamette Valley.
She was raised in Laguna Beach, California. She left California to attend university in Utah, where she met her husband, getting married in 2009. While studying botany, she developed an interest in plant medicines used for childbirth and fertility, which led her to her lifelong passion for midwifery and women’s health. After starting midwifery school 2007, she started attending births in 2009. Since then, she has cared for women and their families in Utah, Texas, and Oregon, at two different birth centers, and with several homebirth practices.
She graduated magna cum laude with her Bachelor’s Degree in Midwifery from Midwives College of Utah, and was named student of the year among the largest graduating class in the history the school for her achievements in the field of midwifery. She has published in Midwifery Today, and is currently working on other articles for publication in academic midwifery journals. Before getting her Oregon midwifery license, Ash worked with over a dozen senior midwives, encompassing a wide variety of practice styles. She has also continued to study and work with herbal medicine extensively, especially the uses of herbs for women’s health.
Ash and her husband moved to Oregon in 2011 after he was accepted as a mycology PhD student at Oregon State University. In her free time, Ash is often found reading about herbs, or hiking in the woods with her husband and their puppy.