"Lauren helped us navigate our first birth completely unmedicated at a birth center. We were very comfortable with her and grateful to have her support before, during, and after the birth.
From the start, she was straightforward, communicative, and professional. Lauren did a wonderful job in helping us talk through expectations and fears beforehand, enabling us to work better as a team and be mentally prepared for labor. She also provided great resources and "homework" for achieving the labor we desired.
During labor, Lauren adapted to what we needed and remained a calm, reassuring presence throughout. When we discovered after delivery that I had a 3rd degree tear that needed to be repaired at the hospital, Lauren helped relay the information to my parents and enabled us to decide how to move forward with who would go with me and who would stay at the center with the baby. She even took pictures after delivery and captured some sweet moments!
Talking through the birth experience afterwards with Lauren helped us process and accept the entire experience. Having Lauren serve as our doula was a great decision, positively impacting my labor and our perceptions of the birth of our daughter. We would definitely recommend her!"
- Abby R. 1/16/2018