ABOUT US

Carie McDonough, Owner

Birth & Postpartum Doula, Newborn Care Specialist, Postpartum Placenta Specialist, Childbirth Educator, Postpartum Belly Binding Specialist,

Carie is a Greenville native who loves her hometown, but also the sound of airplane tires touching down in new places. Her traveling spirit took her to Alabama for college, where she earned a degree in counseling. She was fortunate enough during her university days to volunteer in Malawi, Honduras, Panama, and India which sparked a fire inside her for serving woman and children. After graduation, Carie’s sense of adventure took her to China where she taught English at the high school and university level. Some of her best students were Shoe, Panda, and Windy—never judge a foreign student by their English name choice. Once Carie’s China chapter came to a close she decided to take on a new project; a move to south India where her passion for service led her to open a small children’s home. She spent 7 beautiful years taking care of little Indian babies and spending her free time at a local hospital in the labor and delivery ward.

Carie loved her time living abroad, but dearly missed mountain views and her mama’s mac-n-cheese, so she decided it was time to come back home to the foothills. After 10+ years of helping women and families, Carie knew that she was destined to pursue doula work as a career. With a compassionate heart, attunement to needs, a gentle touch, and judgement-free attitude, Carie is perfectly equipped and excited to serve families in her beloved hometown.

In her down time you can find Carie snuggling with her fur babies Mandela and Winnie, drinking hot tea, and reading. She also enjoys cooking (can make a mean curry), watching true-crime shows on Netflix, and hot yoga…but not all at once.


Addie Evett

Birth & Postpartum Doula, Postpartum Placenta Specialist, Bereavement Doula

Raised in the rolling hills of northern Michigan, Addie has explored the foothills of South Carolina for nearly a decade now. To her, the Appalachian Mountains are her home.

An alumni of North Greenville University, she graduated with a BA in Intercultural Studies. After college, Addie married the man of her dreams, moved to Southeast Asia, and taught English as a second language. As an expat, she spent many days on the back of a motorbike, traveling up and down the coast of Thailand. While adventure still runs in her veins, she is happy to be back in this beautiful place we all call “home.” Yet, you may still find her chasing waterfalls through the Carolina mountains.

Addie started her journey as a doula when her sister attempted her first VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean). She was so encouraged by her sister’s unrelenting strength and her determined spirit, she quickly pursued her doula certification. Addie has been serving expecting families since 2014. She has been known for being truly compassionate, generous with her resources, and “too nice” for her own good. Addie’s hobbies include photography (she loves capturing those precious first moments after birth with her clients), sewing her owns clothes, and baking a scrumptious cupcake.

Julie Ledford

Birth Doula

Julie has loved all things related to babies and birth since she was herself a baby. One of six children, she was changing diapers and dying to be the “mommy” before age three. By age four, she announced to her family that she had plans to grow up and work with babies and have a bunch of her own as well.

Growing up in a Navy family, Julie lived in many different places during childhood- including as far away as Japan. Her family traveled the world a lot during her first 18 years of life, and then she settled into rural South Carolina at Erskine College in Due West. While at Erskine she met her husband, Casey, whose love and enjoyment of babies and children matched her own.  They were married just after graduation and started a business together in Travelers Rest. Julie quickly fell in love with the area and decided to stay forever. Eager to start a family, Casey and Julie were overjoyed to soon welcome their first child, a daughter named Maggie. Four little red-headed boys followed: Caleb, Bennett, Weston and Graham. Julie had dreamed of pregnancy and birth her entire life, but experiencing it was even more beautiful than she had imagined. Five births brought the joys and struggles that come with them, including a variety of experiences: epidurals, natural births, miscarriages, the challenges of breastfeeding, working full-time, being a stay-at-home mom, and hormone changes. Through these years, Julie’s wonder and excitement about birth grew, as did an increasing desire to work with and be a support to women who were experiencing it themselves. One of her greatest joys is coming alongside people in their lives and walking with them wherever they are- celebrating with them in times of joy and being a support in times of difficulty. When not working with new families, her favorite things to do include baking and decorating tall layer cakes, running, delivering Meals on Wheels, creating little bits of art here and there, and playing board games and wiffle ball with the family.

Erin Wheeler

Birth Doula

 

 

 

 

Jessica Doherty

Postpartum Doula

 

 

 

 

Hannah Wardlaw

Newborn Care Specialist