Serving Twin Cities Families

New Life

Birth Doula

Supporting, empowering, and resourcing expecting families;

intentional care from pregnancy through early postpartum.

Welcome! I’m Laura and I imagine you are likely expecting a new life to enter your family in the near future! It truly is a unique, life-changing time. Pregnancy, birth, and the first weeks of a newborn’s life are truly some of the most vivid memories we carry. We will tell these stories for the rest of our lives; how we experience them matters.

Doulas are with you on the journey of expanding your family- combining education, experience, and intuition to serve and enhance the experience of pregnancy and birth.  Your doula provides care to help a family through the joys and sometimes trials that may occur.  Your doula answers questions, connects you to resources, teaches you about advocacy, listens to your hopes, and helps you consider what values are important to you.  Your doula works to uphold your values, provides education about your options and your birthplace, normalizes aspects of pregnancy and birth, and is a place for you to process your concerns.  During your birthing time, your doula is a trusted support to give reassurance and encouragement, coach through comfort measures, advocate for your wishes, and provide hands on help. Your doula has the privilege of not being a medical professional so can focus on you and your partners comfort, physiologic needs, and helping navigate the options and unknowns on your baby’s birthday. 

As a doula, I care about your experience and the outcomes that are important to the families I serve.  I can be calm yet confident or gentle yet forthcoming at the same time. I’m ready to respect your plans, give you dignity, and help you get your questions answered. I will make every effort to make sure you feel safe, heard, and continually cared for during labor. I remain calm, encouraging, and intentional.

“It’s difficult to put into words how meaningful it was for us to have Laura with us throughout our first pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. Not only was Laura thoroughly knowledgeable in techniques and strategies used throughout pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum, but her warm and kind presence reassured us that we weren’t alone in this process.”

{Kathleen D}

If you don’t know your options, you don’t have any.

-Penny Simkin, The Birth Partner

“Even if it has not been your habit throughout your life so far, I recommend that you learn to think positively about your body.”

-Ina May Gaskin, Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth

“You know your life has changed forever,

For in all the days and years to come, 

Distance will never be able to cut you off ,

From the one you now carry,

For nine months under your heart.”

-John O’Donohue, For a Mother-to-Be

“In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.”

-Everyday Blessings

“I believe the act of giving birth to be the single most miraculous thing a human being can do… the moment when a lot of women finallly understand the depth of their power. You think it can’t possibly be done… and then you do – and afterward you look at yourself… in a whole new way. If you can do that, you can do anything.”

-Ani DiFranco, Singer-Songwriter

“Every birth is unique, special, and worthy of celebration.”

-Birthing from Within