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Lauren Postal

Better Birth Consulting

Website: Http://www.BetterBirthConsulting.com

Phone: 407-506-8185

Birth Fee: $1000

Postpartum Rate: $20 to $25

Fee Details: Basic doula package $1,000. I believe every woman deserves a doula so if you are not able to afford my fee please contact me to discuss special arrangements. I have been a birth worker for over 8 years. I am a Certified Doula, Lactation Counselor, Birth Assistant, Childbirth Educator, and midwifery student serving south east Michigan. I am certified in Neonatal Resuscitation, first aid, CPR, and B.E.S.T. (Birth Emergency Skills Training) practices.  My family and I live in Oakland County Michigan, we have two dogs and two awesome children. I am a nature lover and enjoy kayaking, gardening, hiking, and family bike rides. My passion in life is to support women and families during pregnancy and the postpartum period. I believe birth is one of the most awesome events specially created for women! Education and continuous support are the keys to achieving your ideal birthing experience.

Birth Doula Experience: 8 years and 300 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 8 years and 240 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery - Certified Doula

Doula Training

  • Commonsense Childbirth, February 2014
Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 1 to 4 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Commonsense Certified Childbirth Educator
  • ICEA (International Childbirth Education Association)

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Certified Breastfeeding Counselor
  • Commonsense Certified Lactation Educator
  • Certified Lactation Educator (Commonsense Childbirth)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Academy of CPR and First Aid, Inc Certified
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certified (American Academy of Pediatrics)
  • BEST (Birth Emergency Services Training)

College Education

  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Adoption
  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Domestic Violence
  • Expected stillbirth
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Multiples
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Prematurity
  • Relinquishing mothers
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Spanish Speaking
  • Special needs babies
  • Surrogacy
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • Acupressure
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Antepartum doula
  • Aromatherapy
  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education
  • Birth counseling for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Birthing From Within Birth Art Services
  • Child Passenger Safety Technician
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Cloth diapering education
  • Military families
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Monitrice services
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Parenting consulting
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Midwifery student

Languages spoken: English

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Client Testimonials for Lauren Postal

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Katie Burd

My husband and I decided to hire Lauren as our doula for the birth of our first child. Upon meeting Lauren I knew I wanted her as my doula, there was just something about her warm welcoming personality and her knowledge and passion for supporting families during pregnancy and childbirth that really showed. It was comforting having her to answer questions during pregnancy and tell me “that’s totally normally, your body is doing just what it’s supposed to.” During my birth Lauren was always two steps ahead on what I could do to be more comfortable and keep my baby in the right position. She showed my husband how to apply counter pressure to help reduce the pain. She and my husband were there with me through every contraction in my intense labor. She made sure I stayed hydrated and eat some bites of food to keep my energy up. After we learned my daughter had flipped posterior Lauren came up with several movements/ positions for me to do to get her back into the right position for birth and it worked. I had the birth that I had always hoped for and I was so proud of myself for being so strong, I felt empowered. I was so incredibly thankful to have Lauren’s support during such a life changing yet difficult experience. We plan to hire Lauren to be our doula again in the future.

Posted 1/20/2018

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Cynthia Koerner

I have used Lauren Postal as a back up doula in my doula practice for 4 years. We have also worked together as a team with clients and she never seizes to amaze and impress me.  Lauren takes her doula clients under her wing and they tend to become very good friends with her, which tells me they trust and respect her.  She is very knowledgable in the birth field and supportive of the woman's choices in the birth she wants.  She was my number one choice for doula recommendation to my son and daughter in law and they felt safe, supported, and cared for by her.  

Posted 6/24/2017

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Meagan Johnson Miller

Lauren has been my doula two times (my second and third children) and she was wonderful. Her knowledge and peaceful calming presence made my birth experience so much better (than the first). I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is having a child. Whether you are considering natural home birth or having a hospital c-section, Lauren's advocacy and expertise will help you navigate a sometimes scary and overwhelming process, and her calm nature is perfect for a birth. I am so glad she was a part of my birthing experience. And if I were having another child I would definitely call her again. 

Posted 6/24/2017

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Brianna Anders

Lauren holds a special place in my heart!! We are both Labor Doulas and Childbirth educators. She is on my short list as back up for either. From the moment you meet her you will know she is someone who will touch your life in such as posstive way! She is kind, compassionate, and genuine. All of the qualities you are looking for from the best birth workers! She is vibrate, strong, and highly skilled. I promise you will not regret having her in your corner!! 

Posted 6/23/2017

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Kaitlin LaMacchia

I truly cannot say enough good things about Lauren and how amazing of a doula she is. From the moment I found out I was pregnant I knew I wanted to have a home birth and Lauren (my long time friend) was the obvious choice for our Doula. She was so attentive throughout my pregnancy providing a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the natural birth process and how our bodies work. Lauren was  available any time I had a question or concern, she was there to assure me of changes that were happening to my body were natural and always kept my mind at ease. This carried on into the birth. On the night (10pm, to be exact) my water broke, she was my first call. Her first words were congratulations you're going to meet your daughter soon. Those words have stayed with me ever since. She told me to relax, take a shower and she would be over shortly. Upon her arrival she infused the room with lavender oils and with her soothing voice told me that everything was going to be ok, she was there for my husband allowing him to be a supportive partner and showed him the best ways to be there for me. She made sure I was hydrated and fed throughout the labor (something that you totally forget about when you're in the moment but so important) At the crucial time when we welcomed our daughter I heard her words of encouragement telling me that we were so close and really giving me the strength to push through.

Her service didn't end there, after the birth and some quality time with just my husband and daughter, she brought out a donut with a candle and we sang "happy birthday" to our daughter, again a moment I will never forget. All of the extra love and attention to detail Is what sets Lauren apart. To say I highly recommend her as a Doula would be a complete understatement, whether you're planning a home or hospital birth I would suggest having a Doula that you can call at anytime for advice and to be your advocate during your birth. 

 

Posted 6/23/2017

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Kelly Milligan

Lauren is an amazing doula. I am a Midwife and I wish I could have Lauren at every birth! Lauren has all the qualities that a birthing family would look for. Most important she's kind with an awesome sense of humor. Because in the end the baby does what he wants so best to have a doula that you can enjoy your experience with! I encourage anyone reading this to set up an interview with Lauren so you can see for yourself why everyone loves her!

Posted 6/23/2017

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