Hello! My name is Laura, I am a certified labor and birth doula who has been fascinated by the miracle of pregnancy and birth from a very young age. I fell in love with birth work when I joined the UNMH Birth Companion program as a volunteer doula, where I supported a variety of births, including both medicated and unmedicated. Whether this is your first or fifth birth, my passion lies with being there to help you have the best experience possible. As your doula, I will provide judgement free support through education that will help guide you through your pregnancy and empower you to make informed decisions. I will also equip you with all the tools necessary to manage your labor and the birth of your baby, such as relaxation techniques, comfort measures and breathing exercises. My goal is to bring peace and tranquility to your birth space helping you to feel safe and cared for. When I’m not spending time with my family and friends, I enjoy tending my beautiful rose garden, going for long walks with my pooch and curling up with a good book! I look forward to serving you on this journey of physical, emotional and educational empowerment!
Labor Doula Certified through Pro Doula (2020)
Our journey together will begin with two to three prenatal visits, where we will get to know each other very well. We will talk about the birth experience you envision, go over any questions, concerns or fears you may have regarding labor and birth, discuss how your partner can support you and how my support can be beneficial to both of you. We will also go over different comfort measures and coping techniques to find what may work best for you. Starting at 38 weeks of your pregnancy, I will be available to you 24/7 until your baby is born. Throughout your labor I will be next to you with support, guidance and encouragement and I will remain with you up to two hours after the birth of your baby to answer any questions and help with breastfeeding and bonding. As we come to the end of our journey we will have one to two postpartum visits to ensure that feedings are going well and help you to process your birth experience if you need to.