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Lauren Turner

Empowering Your Birth

Website: http://www.EmpoweringYourBirth.com

Phone: 6672060148

Birth Fee: $600 to $800

Postpartum Rate: $25 to $30

Fee Details: Doula fees include Unlimited Phone & Email Support, 2 prenatal visits, Labor support, Birth Environment Support, Breastfeeding support, 1 postpartum visit, Birth plan support, Partner support & a activity centered around art.

Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 12 births attended

Postpartum Doula Experience: 1 years and 2 families served

Birth Doula Certifications

  • The Birth Well - Certified Doula

Doula Training

Not Specified

Type of Practice: Partnership with 1 other doula

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

Breastfeeding Certifications

  • Breastfeed {Naturally} Certified Breastfeeding Advocate
  • Breastfeed {Naturally} Certified Breastfeeding Educator
  • Breastfeed {Naturally} Certified Professional Breastfeeding Counselor

College Education

  • AA/AS

Specialized training or previous experience

  • Cesarean birth
  • Clients on bed rest
  • Families conceiving with ART and IVF
  • High risk
  • Home Birth
  • Induced and high medical technology labor & birth
  • LGBTQP Families
  • Over 40
  • Plus size mothers
  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • Remote and rural clients birthing away from home
  • Single parents
  • Survivors of Previous Life Trauma
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Teens
  • Twins
  • VBAC
  • Waterbirth
  • Women and Families of Color

Special Services Offered

  • Abortion Support
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR
  • Aromatherapy
  • Babywearing education
  • Belly binding
  • Belly casting
  • Bereavement doula (pregnancy & infant loss)
  • Cloth diapering education
  • End of Life Doula Services
  • Henna belly designs
  • Miscarriage Support (Before, During or After)
  • Mother blessing celebrations
  • Pregnancy, birth and/or newborn photography
  • Sibling support (for your older children at the birth)

Relevant volunteer or advocacy work

I frequently volunteer at Baltimore County Young Parent Support Center. I host paint nights and other events in the community.

Languages spoken: English

Service Area Map

Area of practice: Rosedale, MD
Travel Range: 52 Miles
Travel comments/restrictions: Mom or Family pays toll

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Client Testimonials for Lauren Turner

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Shardae Alyssia Gregory

Very early on in my pregnancy I knew that I wanted to have a natural child birth. Everyone thought I was crazy so I knew I would need some support in order to achieve my goal. I sought out for a doula and once I met Lauren, i instantly knew she was a perfect match. Leading up to my due date, Lauren was extremely helpful and responsive. Once my due date came, it was suggested by my Obstetrician that I be induced. I knew that this wasn’t in my birth plan but Lauren never made me feel bad about having to be induced. Once in the hospital, Lauren was excellent!! She made sure the atmosphere was calm and relaxing. She used many different techniques to keep me calm and to help reduce the pain. Even once my birth plan started to even further fall apart, Lauren was supportive and made sure I stayed focus on the main goal-having a healthy baby. In the end, I didn’t have the birth that I wanted BUT it still was a positive experience because of Lauren. If I decide to have any more babies, I will definitely use Lauren again!!!

Posted 1/4/2019

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Mia Faucette

What can I say.. Lauren has been the best help, friend, and support throughout my pregnancy and labor. She prepared me and my partner with the tools to create the space we wanted and made sure she was available when I needed a call. My labor and delivery didn’t go as I planned but she comforted my partner and I throughout the entire process. She introduced me to a community of women who have similar lifestyles as I do as far as raising children and womanhood in general. She is more than a doula, she is truly magical in her essence and loves what she does. Thank you Lauren!

Posted 10/28/2018

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Marissa Kylo-Ren Taylor

Working with Lauren was a wonderful experience. She listened to what I wanted to gain out of my birth as well as giving knowledgeable insight about birth. I felt very at ease knowing she would be by my and my husbands side every step of the way. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a doula. You will have a great experienc. 

Posted 10/24/2018

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Daris Ashlee

I'm glad we hired LauRen. She was excited about being a part of our special day which made it feel more personal. She came prepared with snacks, flameless candles, oils, techniques and suggestions. Upon arrival she helped set the atmosphere and we careful not take my husband's place. She was ready to step in whenever needed. Though, i was at my birth center in active labor for 20ish houra, she stayed with us. Her support was valuable and greatly appreciated. 

Posted 8/15/2018

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Ayana Campbell

Lauren was great! I couldn't have asked for a better doula! Not only was she affordable and worked with me, she was also so comforting during my experience. She hugged me, massaged me, made me feel her support and compassion. She clearly loves what she does & not in it just for money. If I would do it all over again I wouldn't change anything because she made my experience phenomenal! I have so much love for this lady, and she rocks! Me and my family thank you Lauren!

Posted 8/4/2018

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Christina Wilkinson

Lauren a wonderful doula and an amazing person. In so many ways she is a lifesaver. I do not know what I/we would have done without her. She empowered my partner to be a great “Doula Dad” (birthing partner) and she helped me to keep my sanity. She was an advocate for me and encouraged me to be an advocate for myself as well. I decided to give birth in a hospital, mainly because there are no birthing centers in Baltimore city and because I felt comfortable with my doctor. If I could do it all over again I would have chose the birthing center or a home birth however choosing Lauren to be our Doula would remain the same. In the end I was still able to give birth to my son naturally and without pain medication, I truly believe that would not gave been possible without Lauren and I am forever grateful.
PS did I mention that she is an amazing photographer?!

Posted 5/3/2018

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astria lee

My doula experience with Lauren was everything I expected it to be. This is my first birth and I wanted to feel comfortable and loved, and she did jus that for me. Lauren made sure that i had everything i wanted in my birth plan. She also helped my partner guide me threw the labor pains, and even gave us information on how to help descend our child closer to us without any medications. She’s a wonderful doula i would love to have her there with me the next time I give birth. 

Posted 12/12/2017

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Britt Witherspoon

I had the pleasure to work with Lauren when she assisted my doula with my placenta encapsulation. Lauren was dedicated to coming to my home super early in the morning and stayed for hours to ensure that the process of the capsulation was done with attention and extreme care. Her most significant contribution was her gifted artwork. Lauren provided me with an extraordinary framed water painting of my very own placenta !! This is a keepsake that I will be able to cherish forever, a lifelong tribute to the birth of my beautiful baby. Lauren is passionate about empowering new and expectant mothers and it is evident in her work. She transfers her love for the art of child birth into art on a canvas. Lauren is an awesome new doula and any mom would be blessed to have her to be apart of their birthing experience !

Posted 12/7/2017

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Toye D

Lauren is wonderful, and will be an incredible doula one day! She is always one step ahead of my needs, making sure I have what I need before and during nursing and before she leaves my house. She goes above by accompanying me on running errands out the house with all 3 kids, helping adjust to having 3 kids and being out with a newborn again. She has a very nuturing vibe with her that her #1 interest is making sure me AND baby (and the older kids) are all taken care of. Lauren has also become someone I cam confide in safely with my baby blues concerns and she is always offering suggestions and new ways to handle things. Not to mention how creative and artistic she is!!! She came in my home and painted a portrait of my placenta that was imprinted on her canvas. She also painted a beauitful picture on my belly cast. A woman if many talents and would be very beneficial and resourceful for any client of hers. 

Posted 11/2/2017

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