Redmond, WA Service range 25 miles
2 years and 20 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 or more prenatal meetings, unlimited text and email support from time of hire, officially on-call from 38 weeks (but I will always do my best to attend birth no matter when you deliver!), 1-2 postpartum visits. 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. The specific number of prenatal and postpartum visits will depend on the birth support package purchased. 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
Having Laura support us during the birth of our daughter was hands down the best decision we've ever made! Laura is extremely knowledgeable and professional, but was also incredibly emotionally supportive and caring. Laura knew exactly what was needed every step of the way! She offers the perfect balance of pragmatic advice and empathic comfort and encouragement. She was able to provide guidance to help move the baby into the optimal position during early labor at home and offered hands-on and verbal support to help ease the contractions. Her doula bag is well stocked with everything from a TENS unit (which completely saved the day for me!) to electric candles which she placed by the bath tub for the most calming ambience. Laura approached everything with a sense of calm, confidence, and lots of patience. I would highly recommend Laura to anyone without hesitation!
Laura is an amazing doula! She comes to the table with tons of knowledge, care, and professionalism. I recently had my first child and used her during and after my pregnancy for both training and doula services. Leading up to my birth she helped keep me in shape and prep my body for labor. She also worked with me postpartum to help me recover and continue to build strength to support myself and my daughter. As a doula she ensured my husband and I were ready for the birthing experience, and during my labor and birth she was there to physically and emotionally support us. If you are looking for a trainer or doula I highly recommend and worth the investment.
We would highly recommend Laura. She is incredibly resourceful, grounded, strong, easy to work with, kind, and knowledgeable. Laura worked great with our birth team and my partner Will. Her pre birth visits helped me verbalize my birth plan, work with my partner, get resources I wanted (like placenta encapsulation, pelvic floor prep, and ways to get my birth moving) She was amazing at the birth- calm, intuitive in how to support me, and easily worked with my partner and nurse. I know her counterpressure on my hips allowed me to go through my labor naturally and powerfully. She is athletic, strong, and empowering.
Laura also did a great job of answering all my questions post birth, sending me resources and exercises for healing, and checking in to see how she could best support. Her business is well organized. She is professional and always responds quickly and thoroughly and personalizes the experience to your needs. She is not only a great birth doula but also a pelvic floor expert, athlete, and will be an all around fabulous and strong part of your birth team.
Laura is a phenomenal doula ! As first-time parents we were feeling lost during the labor process, Laura was responsive and was there to support us in the lengthy labor. She was empathetic, knowledgable, and kind throughout the process. She offered resources and support before and during the labor that me feel confident and ready. I'm very greatful to receive her support and kindness when I was feeling emotionally and physically extremely low during labor and also in my postpartum phase. I'd highly recommend her
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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