Laura is a birthworker from the North Seattle area who found her calling in 2015. She carries certification as a Postpartum doula through NAPS and as a Lactation Educator through Evergreen Perinatal Education. She is working toward birth certification with PALS. Her long term goal in the birth world is to practice as a Midwife.
Laura believes in trusting the process of birth and the power of the birthing body. She believes in trusting parents and their innate ability to parent and care for their children. She knows that her time with clients is fleeting, so she is intentional and mindful of her presence in such a profound period in their lives. Her goals are to encourage, uplift, and support families without judgment or agenda.
Laura has specialized training and experience in supporting women who have experienced trauma, including sexual trauma. She aims to provide care that is trauma informed and to help parents heal through the process of birth and the journey of parenting. She is experienced in supporting families experiencing PMADs (perinatal mood and anxiety disorders) and provides care that is nurturing, supportive, and mindful.
Mother to a 4 and a half year old son and an 8 month old daughter, Laura spends her free time with her two children and husband. Her hobbies include playing volleyball, writing jingles on her guitar/ukulele for her kids, and learning. In addition to her doula business, she and her husband own and manage a coffee stand which is named after their son.