Ashley Williams on Being Shiri Appleby’s ‘Last Minute’ Doula: I Told Her ‘I’m At a Hotel Bar – I’ll Be There in Five Minutes!’

07/11/2016 at 12:30 PM ET

Not only is Ashley Williams an actress and yoga enthusiast — she’s also a certified doula!

The How I Met Your Mother alum sat down with PEOPLE Now to discuss assisting in childbirth for her friend Shiri Appleby.

“She was kind of a last-minute [situation],” said Williams, 37, who adds she and the UnREAL star, also 37, attended an acting class together. “She was in labor and she called me and said, ‘I need you.’ And I said, ‘I’m at a hotel bar, I will be there in five minutes.’ ”

Ashley Williams doula Shiri Appleby

Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? Click here to get those and more in the PEOPLE Babies newsletter.

Williams wasn’t alone at the bar, either. In fact, she had a pretty well-known actor with her.

“I was at a hotel bar with [Zachary Quinto], we were drinking,” she adds. “Luckily, I’d only had one glass of wine, so I was like, ‘I think I can go help Shiri!’ ”

She also shares that Appleby — who has two children with fiancé Jon Shook: son Owen Lee, 6 months, and 3-year-old daughter Natalie Bouader — had an all-star team during her birthing experience.

“She’s got an amazing [fiancé], and she went to the hospital,” continues The Jim Gaffigan Show star, who herself is mom to 21-month-old son Gus. “So she had her OB and she had the nurses.”

Jen Juneau

Share this story:

Your reaction:

Add A Comment

PEOPLE.com reserves the right to remove comments at their discretion.

Showing 0 comments