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Laura Murtha, BSN, CCE, LD

Mind.Body.Birth

Website: http://www.mindbodybirthdoula.com

Phone: 267.249.1174

Birth Fee: $800

Fee Details: I offer Labor Doula services, group and private childbirth education classes, and a moms group: Mama.Bear.Baby.Tribe for my local area new and seasoned moms! My fees will be discussed in detail during a free initial meeting that I would be happy to schedule once you contact me for information!

Birth Doula Experience: 4 years

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Solo practice

Clients per Month: 0 to 2

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

Childbirth Education Certifications

  • Certified Childbirth Educator (Prepared Childbirth Educators Inc.)

Other Relevant Certifications

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Certification
  • RN (Registered Nurse)

College Education

  • BA/BS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Teens
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Babywearing education
  • Birth Pool rental
  • Childbirth Education Services
  • Parenting consulting
  • Satellite Doula (For remote and rural clients)
  • Surrogates and intended parents

Languages spoken: English

Client Testimonials for Laura Murtha, BSN, CCE, LD

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Marissa Turner

 Laura is an absolutely amazing Doula,  as well as an all-around wonderful person.  My husband and I knew throughout the entire pregnancy that we wanted to have the baby naturally.  As we got closer and closer to my delivery date, we decided it was probably best to find a Doula. Neither of us have any family in the area, and this being our first child we really had no clue what we were doing.  Meeting Laura for the first time to see if it was a good fit was like  meeting up with an old friend for coffee. We instantly connected and I felt calm just after speaking with her.  Her knowledge and experience as a nurse and mother put me at ease. The way she spoke about childbirth and motherhood made me feel incredibly empowered and strong.  When the day came,  my husband and I both felt comforted by her presence.  She guided us, encouraged us, and supported us through every step of the way. We truly could not have done it without her.  Her presence post-partim was wonderful too. She assured me that I was not crazy and that I was a good mother. Again, helping to put me at ease. Being a doula is clearly her calling and I will move heaven and earth to make sure she is with us whenever we have a second child!!

Posted 5/6/2017

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Amy Deems

Laura was an absolutely incredible doula!  Our first baby was a surprise C-section and we were really hoping to have a VBAC experience, but I was incredibly nervous since I had experienced no labor with the first - we wanted a doula to help us.  Laura blew us away.  She was willing to sit for hours during her visits to explain everything to me.  She was always so positive and encouraging - pointing out how prepared I was when I felt unprepared.  She made me feel more confident than anyone that I could do this.  She was so willing to work with my husband and me and assured me that she would fully support my plans and decisions for delivery.  I really couldn't have asked for anyone better.  Laura was incredibly calm and kind and capable during my labor and delivery - my family fell in love with her.  Her experience as a nurse and as a mother gave me a great amount of peace.  My husband said after the delivery that if we ever moved away we would move back to this area to have our next child because Laura was magnificent.  I cannot recommend her highly enough.  It was the grace of God that we found her and I can't imagine going through it all without her.  Laura is so encouraging and gentle and knowledgeable that I trusted her and relied on her through the whole experience and felt very relieved to have someone who knew what was going on and who could advise and support me.  She made herself available to me all the time and checked up on me as time drew near.  I am so blessed to have had Laura as my doula and would encourage anyone who's thinking about having a doula to contact Laura.  

Posted 9/21/2016

Birth Availability for Laura Murtha, BSN, CCE, LD

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