Phone: (484) 767-2907
Birth Fee: $450 to $1100
Fee Details: I am accepting $450-$600 (sliding scale) per birth until I am DONA certified, and after certification my price will go to $900-$1,100 (sliding scale) Please feel free to email me to find out more about my pricing and services available. (Consultations via phone, FaceTime, or in-person are always free!)
Birth Doula Experience: 1 years
Clients per Month: 1 to 3Attends hospital births? All Hospitals
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Some Paraguayan Guarani
I need to start by saying words CANNOT do Lauralee justice. Lauralee started working with me towards the end of my pregnancy. Even though we got a late start, she did not miss a beat in helping my husband and I feel informed, empowered, and well taken care of. I was very nervous going into a VBAC, but Lauralee made sure she was as informed as possible about the process and made me feel like we were part of a team.During my labor, Lauralee held my hand (which I'm sure I almost broke squeezing- sorry LL!) and reassured me I’d be ok when I was scared, tired and in immense pain. She spoke affirming words to me.When things took a turn and I needed a c-section she supported my choice and assured me everything would be ok. She wasn't allowed in the OR but she would've been there in a heartbeat if possible.The first night in the hospital my husband couldn’t stay - Lauralee stayed. She held my daughter. She rocked her. She sang to her. She cuddled her all night and into the morning. I woke up drowsy and in pain but when I looked over and saw Lauralee whispering quietly to my daughter holding her so lovingly as if she were her own - my heart skipped a beat and nothing in the world seemed important but that moment. All that mattered was that my daughter was so loved in that moment and all those moments while I had been asleep.True to form, Lauralee nurtured my sweet little girl in a way only Lauralee could.I am almost 8 months postpartum. Lauralee still checks in on us, congratulates us on milestones, and honestly feels like part of my family. I can't imagine going through another pregnancy without this amazing human by our side. Hiring Lauralee isn't just about hiring a doula and birthing a baby- it's about becoming and creating the most magical relationships- with your partner and your kids.Lauralee, I wish there were words that could truly express my deep gratitude for all you've done and continue to do for us. We love you!
This was our first time using a doula and having a home birth. As the husband I'll admit I had my reservations, but no more. Our little one was born 11/10/19 with the assistance of Lauralee. We are truly happy to have had her as part of our birth experience. She came to many prenatal appointments and on the day of the birth provided tons of support. She stayed with my wife, helping her with whatever she needed, including: providing counter pressure, fluids, aroma therapy, and words of encouragement. She also took photos and videos of the experience and it didn't feel intrusive at all. It's like they cameras weren't there and we have the memories forever. Thank you Lauralee.
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