Certified Birth & Postnatal Doula Training
Nurturing Birth 2014 - Birth & Postnatal Doula Training Course. Certified by Doula UK
Certified Doula UK Recognition Process - Completed 2015
“I would recommend Lauren as a doula to anyone. She was a powerful and essential component in two of the most important, transforming days of my life.” Donna J.
“Thanks to Lauren's love, encouragement, and skills I had a truly amazing birth”. Linda R.
I'm a Doula, a Wife & a Mother. My first child was born after an induction, which was challenging and tested my inner strength in ways I never knew possible. Supported through this by the most amazing team, I view this highly medicalised birth in positive terms. I learnt that the strength of a labouring woman is an incedible thing & I started to feel that I wanted to work in the birth world and be able to support other women and couples through this intense, incredible journey. When I became pregnant with my second, I was determined to have a very different experience. I had an incredible, gentle and life changing home birth. I now felt ready to begin training as a Doula. I gave birth to my third child at home, as a Doula, which bought a whole new perspective to my own labour. I hold dear the power of birth and the importance of positive thought and gentle, loving support to women and couples throughout this amazing time.
I am a positive birth advocate and will above everything else approach labour & birth with a positive mindset. I include breathing, labour positions, visualisations & information about imformed consent in all of my antenatal information sessions. To me, pregnancy & birth is a journey, during which a woman can discover a new sense of pride & confidence in her amazing body. It is a time when she learns how strong she can be. I aim to protect this journey, supporting my clients to have the births they desire, as naturally as possible. I believe passionately in the power of birth. As your Doula I will support you in your choices, never pushing my own beliefs on you. I believe that a positive birth means a birth that the mother and her partner, if she has one, is happy with & has achieved informed consent at every step. I offer a continuity of care which is so often lacking in today's maternity services and which the evidence suggests significantly improves birth experiences. With me, you have a one-to-one support. My support of you & your partner throughout your pregnancy & birth will help you to grow in confidence & have reassurance that there is someone there for you at such a vital time. As your Doula I will not come between you & your partner but rather support the two of you.