Birth Fee: $750
Fee Details: I offer a $750 birth package that includes 1-2 prenatal visits, continuous labor support, initial breastfeeding and postpartum support, and 1 postpartum home visit around 10 days post birth.
Birth Doula Experience: 1 years and 14 births attended
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English and some Spanish (was a missionary in Mexico)
Lauren was incredibly wonderful to have at the birth of our daughter and she was an asset to our birth team.
When we first met about the birth of our third child, I was pretty anxious and also felt prepared for anything to happen- but all I desired was a peaceful birth. With two previous preterm births and one cesearean I knew that my desire to have a at least “normal” birth and a VBAC were a long shot. It was evident that Lauren had invested in her education and had equipped herself with the training to provide highly evidenced based and thoughtful care for her clients and families. Lauren was really comfortable with the different scenarios that could take place and offered not only emotional/mental support and but creative ideas to make nearly every undesirable situation one that I could see being peaceful and still joyful.
After hitting certain milestones in my pregnancy it was clear that I may actually get to experience a fully term birth. Which actually caused me to a little nervous. During long days of prodromal labor, Lauren was able to suggest tangible ways to alienate discomforts and emotional support. For a VBAC I was not a candidate for induction- I grew very restless at the idea of another c section and Lauren was empathetic to my worries and concerns. More than that Lauren continued to be a source of information and ideas.
Finally, in the middle of the night, at exactly 40 weeks pregnant, our daughter was on her way. Lauren was my advocate during the VBAC process and along with my husband I had the an incredibly peaceful and joyous birth. She was supportive when I opted for the epidural and helped out my body in positions to keep labor progressing in a natural way. She was knowledgeable, creative, and proactive and I’m so blessed that she was present on our daughters very special birth-day.
Words can’t describe how vital Lauren was to the success of our sons birth! My husband was convinced we did not need a doula, but upon meeting Lauren his perspective was entirely changed. From the initial meeting she was just incredibly amazing, warm, friendly, and informative. Lauren was always available anytime for any questions or concerns and really helped me to feel 100 % prepared for my delivery day. During labor she provided the calming presence both my husband and I needed in order to have a successful natural birth. She came armed with all kinds of tools and coping mechanisms for any situation that may have risen and I felt relaxed because of this. As a first time mom I was able to deliver my baby in less than four hours with the help of this amazing woman! I highly highly recommend her for your birth, you will not regret it. Call her now!! :)
Lauren is such an encouraging and calm doula. I was nervous about delivering my third child due to some anxiety issues, and Lauren helped me stay calm throughout my labor and delivery. While things didn’t go exactly how I had hoped, her encouragement and support helped me make decisions that enabled me to have a good experience overall. She was also great at encouraging my husband and giving him ideas on how to help me through labor. I highly recommend Lauren if you are looking for a doula for your delivery. I wish I had her at my deliveries for my other two children!!!
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