Laura Wanamaker

ProDoula

CURRENT STATUS: Certified Postpartum & Infant Care Doula, Certified Infant Feeding Specialist

BUSINESS NAME/AFFILIATION: Rockland Doula

SERVICES PROVIDED: Teaching parents on all aspects of newborn care, including lactation and bottle feeding.

About

AREAS SERVED: Lower Hudson Valley, NY; North Jersey; NYC; Connecticut

CONTACT INFO:

Email:
rocklandcountydoula@gmail.com

Phone:
(845) 536-2163

Website:
https://www.rocklanddoula.com/

Facebook Pae:
https://www.facebook.com/rocklanddoula

Meet Your ProDoula

Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: After corporate downsizing, I was a long-term nanny. I decided to turn that into a career as a postpartum and newborn doula.

What led you to become a Doula?: Babies have always fascinated me; I enjoy watching their developmental skills. Having my own children and remembering how difficult the postpartum period was, I have great empathy for what new moms are going through.

What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:

Excellent listener, kind.

What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: The Happiest Baby on the Block, The Wonder Weeks, and The American Academy of Pediatrics

What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: I am always in awe of what an exciting time this is in a woman's life.

What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Guidance and confidence.

What is your favorite TV show or movie?: The Office

What is your favorite place to vacation?: Cape Cod

What is your favorite food?: Pizza

What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: To sleep in late and enjoy a nice dinner with my husband or girlfriends.

Who lives in your house?: All my children are out of college and on their own. However, the most spoiled in the house is our tabby cat named Bandit.