MD (CEO and Obstetrician/Gynecologist)
Fellowships: ACOG-American College Of Obstetrics and Gynecology
AAFP-American Academy of Family Physicians
Board Certification: Obstetrics and Gynecology & Family Practice
CNM, Certified Nurse Midwife
Ashley Marshall's journey to midwifery began with births of her own children who were all born into the hands of midwives. Shortly after the birth of her first son in 1999 she began attending births as a doula. As her passion for woman-centered care grew, she became a nurse working in a free-standing birth center. In 2010, shortly before the birth of her 6th child, Ashley graduated from Frontier School of Midwifery & FamilY Nursing with a Master's of Science in Nursing, with credentialing as a Certified Nurse-Midwife through the American Midwifery Certification Board. Ashley has extensive experience caring for women throughout their lifespan, practising in a range of settings including out-of-hospital, hospital and public health care settings. Ashley is honored to be part of the OB/Gyne for Natural Deliveries team providing full-scope mid-wifery care to women and their families.
BS, Executive Director and Doula
Chelsia Ogletree is a New Orleans native, Middle Georgian resident, chef, birth and postpartum doula. Being in love with the circle of life, Chelsia has dedicated her career to developing Georgia’s first physician-led freestanding birth center, ObGyne Birth Center for Natural Deliveries. Chelsia's passion and fascination with pregnancy and childbirth began in New Orleans as she witnessed the journey of motherhood firsthand as the granddaughter of a lay midwife. As Chelsia transitioned to Georgia after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, she committed to the study of Politics with a focus on Urban Development at the prestigious Oglethorpe University. Chelsia being an entrepreneur at heart, has owned and operated a successful catering company over the last 11 years, as well as her own doula practice over the last 4 years. Chelsia has been gifted to be a hands-on integral support in the pregnancies and deliveries of clients, family and friends. Chelsia has the skill of bridging the gap between clueless fathers, nervous mothers and their precious babies, a skill carefully honed but also a gift to share and cherish within the community.
It is my mission to bring life back into the family unit, by motivating mothers to own their inner strength and establish a sound voice, by encouraging partners to support and nurture the mother, and by caring deeply about the well being and health of their babies.As the Executive Director of ObGyne Birth Center for Natural Deliveries, my desire is for every patient achieve their ideal birth, for every family to be supported in each transitional phase of pregnancy, childbirth and beyond, and for the community to become educated and empowered with evidence-based care.
Education / Certification:
Oglethorpe University, Politics & Urban Development, BS
DONA International, Birth Doula | Postpartum Doula, Trained
DONA International, Breastfeeding Consultant
ACLS, BLS, NRP, and S.T.A.B.L.E.