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About Laurie

Father and Son
Mother Breastfeeding Baby

I will provide you with warmth and understanding as you journey into parenthood, as well as, a calm presence and peace of mind. I'm happy to share my love of postpartum care with you to help build your confidence. It can sometimes be a little overwhelming and is nice to have someone normalize what is happening. I've enhanced my knowledge by taking many trainings for infant sleep, breastfeeding, race inequities, and postpartum mood disorders, to name just a few.  Plus, learned many tools from parents of the over 100 families I've served.  I can show you ways to soothe your newborn, help with sleep patterns, support the feeding of your choice, and provide you time for some much needed rest, and much more.  I can lend a listening ear in my non-judgmental manner to help you sort through your concerns and provide resources when needed.  Also, if there is a need to travel with your newborn whether it be for work, or vacation, I'm happy to come along and help support you during your travels.

I became a postpartum doula in 2006 and was trained at the school of Seattle Midwifery.  Which is now known as the Simkin Center at Bastyr University.  I trained as a birth and postpartum doula.  I was certified with DONA International as a birth and postpartum doula, as well as, with the local doula organizations PALS Doulas and NAPS Doulas.  I am currently certified with Yayadoulahood.  I previously served on the board of directors of NAPS Doulas, as the Co-Director and mentorship lead.  One of my passions is mentoring new doulas.  I've also volunteered as a birth doula at UWMC.  Outside of supporting my postpartum families I love to spend time with my two beautiful granddaughters, family, friends, crafts, cross stitch, and travel.

Many families ask…Why did you become a doula?  It warms my heart to spend time with families.  To see their confidence grow and of course having a little snuggle time with your sweet baby.  I hope I have the opportunity to serve your family.

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