Background/Experience that you think is beneficial to Doula work: I began my career as a nanny, helping raise children from birth to pre-teenage for over a decade. I've owned and operated a children's boutique for over 9 years, and have extensive knowledge of baby, infant, and children's products. As a mother of 2 young children, and now a surrogate mother, I am an expert in many aspects of expecting and raising young children.
What led you to become a Doula?: Pregnancy, birthing, and infant care have been my sole career and focus since I was very little. Being in the young child and birth related industries for so long, I am have extensive knowledge about the vast world of pregnancy, birth, and infant care choices parents are faced with. It is my life's passion and purpose to help parents throughout their journey of figuring out this thing called parenthood.
What are some positive comments made about you by other people?:
“Lauren exudes a true passion for what she does. She has been instrumental in helping me get acclimated to parenthood and settle into be a mom. I don’t know how I would have survived the first month without her here to help guide me and be my shoulder to lean on when I had questions, concerns, and needed guidance about things like bathing, feeding, sleeping, and more. I wouldn’t have another baby without her!
What are your favorite pregnancy/parenting resources?: I have an endless catalog of resources I suggest for all types of parenting needs, but what I suggest for you is based on many factors such as your parenting style, the baby's personality, and the goals you wish to accomplish.
What thoughts come to mind when you see a pregnant woman or brand new mom?: They are living in the BEST period of their life and I hope they are enjoying it as such.
What is the best gift you can give a new mom (as a Doula)?: Unconditional support and assistance where they truly need it.
What is your favorite TV show or movie?: Workin Moms
What is your favorite place to vacation?: Dubai
What is your favorite food?: Oranges
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?: On an outing with my children
Who lives in your house?: Myself, my 2 children, and my mother