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Laura Collins

Website: Https://www.cloudninebirths.com

Phone: 3315510371

Birth Fee: Not specified

Postpartum Rate: Not specified

Birth Doula Experience: 2 years and 15 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years

Doula Training

  • International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA), March 2017
  • Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association (CAPPA), February 2018
Type of Practice: Independent contractor with a doula agency

Clients per Month: 1 to 3 births and 1 to 2 postpartum families

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

Other Relevant Certifications

  • CPR Certified - Red Cross

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • High risk
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth

Special Services Offered

  • Baby-led weaning
  • Babywearing education

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

Volunteer with Chicago Volunteer Doulas

Client Testimonials for Laura Collins

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Rachelle York

My husband and I were unsure if we wanted to use the services of a doula. Prior to making the decision, we had taken very detailed childbirth, newborn care, and breastfeeding classes, so we were pretty confident in the knowledge we had about childbirth. However, after asking around to others who had been through chidlbirth before, it sounded as though having a doula could only make the childbirth experience better. So, we started reaching out in the network to find a doula. We are so glad we chose to have Laura be a part of our childbirth experience. Even for those moms out there that feel they are very prepared for childbirth, as I felt I was, there are some things that you cannot prepare for. Laura was that extra set of hands that allowed my husband to center all of his focus on me. It was so great having another person in the room to help with words of encouragement and helped me remember to focus, breathe. Laura was there to help me get into labor positions, and remind us of what else we could try. We learned about so many labor options in class, but when you are actually in labor, all of that knowledge is forgotten, so having Laura there to remind us of those things was key. One of the reasons I was apprehensive to the idea of a doula at the beginning was that I was worried a doula might push their own agenda or their own beliefs, but Laura was absolutely not like that. Laura met with us prior to birth and we were able to get to know each other and she took the time to understand what our priorities, wants, and wishes were for our birth experience. She utilized that information to help us in labor, help us have the childbirth experience that we were hoping for, and was nonjdugemental and completely supportive of the choices we made. Having Laura with us made the experience more meaningful. She is kind and passionate about chidlbirth and it is refreshing having someone in the room who is so excited and interested in every aspect of birth. 

Posted 2/17/2018

Birth Availability for Laura Collins

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Postpartum Availability for Laura Collins

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