Ashley Musil is a student midwife and mother of four, the last of which was born unassisted. She is passionate about natural healthcare and natural birth. She has a background in graphic design and marketing and plans to be a homebirth midwife in early 2014
LAURA KAPLAN SHANLEY who is an author, freelance writer, speaker, and childbirth consultant widely recognized as one of the leading voices in thenatural-birth movement. Her expertise is frequently sought out by television and movie production companies, as well as media outlets around the globe. She has been featured in media outlets such as ABC News, “20/20,” “TheDoctors,” BBC, Discovery Channel, Disney, the New York Times, Reuters, and the Washington Post, among many others. In addition, she works with women on a one-on-one basis, providing them with childbirth education and emotional support before and during pregnancy. She is a frequent speaker at childbirth conferences, providing her unique perspective and inspiring insight. Laura maintains a website dedicated to natural childbirth, http://www.unassistedchildbirth.com, and has published articles for an array of news outlets. She is mother to four adult children and one grandchild.