Redmond, WA Service range 25 miles
2 years and 12 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 3
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Some Home Births
Home birth must be attended by a certified midwife
Fee includes free meet-and-greet, 1-2 prenatal meetings, unlimited text and email support from time of hire, officially on-call from 37 weeks (but I will always do my best to attend birth no matter when you deliver!), 1 postpartum visit. Fee also includes optional use of my TENS unit during labor. I am happy to take photos during birth as long as it does interfere with doula support. For an additional fee, I offer prenatal and postpartum exercise support and postnatal recovery coaching. I offer birth support in Seattle, Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue, Everett and surrounding regions. Please visit my website for more information!
Redmond, WA Service range 25 miles
I’m a first-time dad and as such I was incredibly nervous about the birth of our child, especially in the midst of the COVID pandemic. Laura was super supportive throughout the process, but was an absolute saint during the labor and delivery. She was all at once tender + fierce and served as rock-star advocate for my wife baby (and me) during what turned out to be a lengthy labor.
I highly recommend working with Laura for doula services. My husband and I live 3,000+ miles away from our immediate family, and having Laura's guidance before, during, and after the birth of our baby was invaluable. Her extensive knowledge of various birthing techniques and philosophies helped prepare me for giving birth. Once in labor, it was extremely helpful to have Laura to check in with to help determine when to head to the hospital. In the delivery room, Laura enabled my husband to focus on the experience of becoming a father and worry less about coaching me and helping me adhere to my birth plan. In the end, my partnership with Laura enabled me to walk away from my birth experience feeling satisfied and empowered, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to others who are looking for a thoughtful birth experience.
Laura was an amazing addition to our birth team! We're so glad we hired her as our birth doula! Laura brought a sense of calm confidence that remained consistent for the 17 hours I was in labor. She gently checked in with both me and my partner to match our energy and specific needs without ever being pushy or overbearing. After delivery, my partner told me how much calmer he was able to be knowing he and Laura were working together and helping each other out to support me throughout the process. In addition to her physical presence at the birth, Laura offered a wealth of support and knowledge leading up to and following the birth. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to work with her again!
Laura is a fantastic doula and I would recommend her to anyone. Her knowledge and experience as a doula prior to and during the birth of my son far surpassed all of my expectations. I had a wonderful birth experience, and I owe much of that to the support I received from Laura.
Leading up to the the birth, she maintained excellent communication and provided quick support for all of my questions and concerns. Luckily I went into labor on December 26, but Laura was available and ready at a moment's notice to join me at the birth, even on Christmas day.
Laura even helped me with prenatal exercises by sharing her own fitness videos to help me target the areas of concern I had, especially towards the end of pregnancy.
Luckliy my baby was head down towards the end of the pregnancy, but I still felt additional security in Laura's experience with Spinning Babies.
If I am lucky enough to have another child, I would choose Laura as my doula again in a heartbeat.
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