2 years and 12 births attended
Type of practice: Solo practice
Clients per month: 1 to 5
Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Attends birth center births? All Birth Centers
Attends home births? Any Home Birth
Wasilla, AK Service range 50 miles
Laura was the most amazing support for us throughout pregnancy, birth, and postpartum! She checked in lots in my final weeks of pregnancy with videos & PDFs of exercises to ease pain and prep for labor. We truly cannot day enough about her help through labor. In contact with us through the early stages, and meeting us at the birth center at 3:30am, bright and ready to go for us. She kept both me and my husband focused on our end goal, keeping our birth plan in mind. Laura's care of us postpartum has been fantastic as well! Truly cannot imagine going through birth without a doula.
My husband and I knew we wanted to have a private birth, it was going to be our last (7th). We decided in order to enjoy this wonderful gift, we would need some support, but we didnt want our children and all the family in the room. When Laura offered to come and be my support, I though that would be great. She is strong and can communicate for me when it is needed and that would take the pressure off my husband during this emotional time. It was decided, we would have Laura for support and we decided to have a photographer to capture this last birth, since we werent going to have any family or others in the room to take pics.
From the moment we walked in the room to prepare for the birth of our last baby, Laura was by my side to make sure I was comfortable. Laura helped me breathe when I wasnt, communicate with the nurses and Dr.s when I couldnt, position me when I needed to roll, remind me I had options, help me follow through on a birth plan that I had picked out for this baby, advicate for me as needed and over all just being there to coach me through. When baby came, Laura was there for baby too. I have never had luck with breastfeeding any of our babies. Laura helped me get baby latched and taught me so much. Just because I have 6 other children, doesnt mean I know everything about birthing. Everyone has been different. I only wished I knew of Doulas with the others. It took the pressure off the hubby and I. I no longer needed to think about anything, I was able to focus on having a new baby and the joys it brings, while Laura focused on me and all my needs. It was the best and my last birth all in one. I am gratful for the our time in that delivery room.
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