I discovered the immense value of professional doula support during my little one’s birth. Pregnant and buried under graduate school work, the researching and planning we had hoped to do was proving exceptionally difficult. Enter our doula. Not only did she provide the evidence-based information we sought, but she believed in, encouraged, and reassured us. Her support made all the difference in our experience – and I discovered my calling.

I’ve always been drawn to helping others. Through my parenting circles and own experience, I have learned just how overwhelming and isolating it can be one minute, then full of the deepest love and joy you’ve ever known the next.

Dear parents,

You deserve the support you need to make informed decisions 
and to confidently do what you already know how to do — 
to give birth and to parent in a way which best fits your needs and values.

- Lauren


Feeling unsure about the decisions you need to make? Through my training with DTI as a birth and postpartum doula, I can help you explore your options with my compassionate, mindful approach. Wondering about how you’ll meet labor? I will work with you and your loved ones prenatally and during labor to provide hands-on and emotional support. Planning for your fourth trimester? I’ll be there too, making sure you get snacks, sleep, and showers so you can heal, bond, and be the parent you want to be. As your doula, I’ll be there with you every step of the way, helping you create a deeper, more connected birthing and parenting experience.

I’m here for you, ready to help you and yours THRIVE throughout your journey.

Durham Birth Doula
Durham Birth Doula
Durham Birth Doula

Kind Words

"A natural ability to really hear and support others...

Lauren has a beautiful, compassionate heart and is a devoted advocate. She has a natural ability to really hear and support others. Lauren has spent many years seeking to understand how to best care for her and her own family's bodies and persons in holistic, natural ways that are also based in scientific evidence. She will absolutely be an amazing addition to anyone's learning and birthing team as both a professional and friend."- B.M., Registered Nurse

I love to learn & enjoy life in community

  • Childbirth EDU Certified® (DTI) - August 2019
  • Slow Doula Method® Certified (DTI) - June 2018
  • Doula Trainings International Birth and Postpartum Training – Atlanta, GA – 2016
  • 100percentdoula Business Foundation Training – 2016
  • Member of the Evidence Based Birth Professional Learning Community – 2016
  • Masters of Theological Studies – Duke University Divinity School – 2016
  • Rebozo for the Birth Professional Certification – Durham, NC – 2016
  • Child Development and Learning with Teacher Licensure, B.A. – Maryville College, 2007
  • Other skills: I can communicate in (basic) ASL and share a bit about cloth diapering and babywearing. My Adult and Infant/Child CPR and First Aid certifications are up to date.

When I’m not studying or working, I love to cook & share meals with family and friends. I can also be found curled up in a comfy chair with a delicious cup of tea (or coffee) and a good book, that is if I’m not chasing my little one. On our free weekends, you can find our family at a local farmers market or enjoying other outdoor adventures around the Durham - Chapel Hill Triangle.

Ready to explore my services?

If you’re still reading, you’re likely interested in hearing more about the care I can provide for your family during this special time. I invite you to consider my birth doula, postpartum doula, and preparing for baby offerings.