Certified Birth Doula (DONA Intl)
Certified Placenta Arts Specialist (APPA)
My name is Laura and I was born and raised in small town Saskatchewan before heading to Alberta in 2004. That's when I met my wonderful husband, and the rest is history. I worked a few different jobs before having my first daughter in the Fort McMurray hospital. While we were both safe and healthy, it was not the expierience I had hoped it would be.
I fell in to doula work quite by accident. When my daughter was almost a year old, a doula training was coming to Red Deer, and I decided that I'd give it a try. I knew what a doula was, but never did I imagine that I would find such a profound calling to support families through such an amazing and monumental moment in their lives. After a couple of years of doula work, I gave birth to my second daughter at home surrounded by the love and support of my husband, midwives and doula.
I am a DONA certified birth doula fluent in both English and French, and have been supporting families through birth since 2012. I have attended a many different types of births, including VBAC, Hypnobabies, first time moms, 2nd, 3rd, and beyond. I attend both hospital births attended by doctors and home births attended by midwives. I am also the Vice President of the Red Deer Doula Association.
As your doula, it is my job to help you educate yourself about all your options for your birth. I will provide you with evidence-based facts so you can make informed decisions for you and your baby. Whatever choices you make, I am always there to support you through them. I can provide insight and experience to help alleviate any fears you have about your labour and birth. I believe that birth is not something to be afraid of, but to be embraced.
It is my passion to help parents achieve the birth that they deserve. I will support you in any informed decision you make, and help you achieve your goals. It is my hope that all of my clients will look back on their birth experiences with nothing but satisfaction and joy.
There is no one right way to birth, only the right way for you.
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